At the Bottom of an Ocean of Air

At the Bottom of an Ocean of Air is currently showing at Contemporary Art Tasmania’s project space.

Contemporary Art Tasmania: 27 Tasma Street, North Hobart, Tasmania
Open Wed to Sun, 12 – 5pm. Exhibition runs until 27 May 2018

Noi viviamo sommersi nel fondo d’un pelago d’aria
“We live submerged at the bottom of an ocean of air”

– Evangelista Torricelli (inventor of the barometer), 1634

At the Bottom of an Ocean of Air is an installation of home-made barometers. Made from simple materials, they respond to changes in atmospheric pressure. As the air pressure changes, the little lights flicker on and off like bioluminescing creatures of the deep atmosphere.

At the Bottom of an Ocean of Air, 2018, home-made barometers (jars, latex, water, plasticine), LED’s, wire and batteries.

 

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