Japan Media Arts Festival  
20th

Art Division

Jury Slections

Exhibition Screening Related Event

unearth/Paleo-Pacific

Sound installation

OWADA Shun [Japan]

© 2015-2016 Shun Owada / Photo: Ryohei Tomita
Outline

A sound installation using limestone rocks containing fossils of fusulina, an extinct marine organism that flourished several hundred million years ago. The fossils preserve calcium carbonate that once formed the fusulina’s shell. When this is released as carbon dioxide, it emits a tiny sound. The work thus links our sense of sound with a substance that encapsulates time and history far beyond the human scale.
[420 cm (W) x 890 cm (L) x 240 cm (H)]


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OWADA Shun
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