At the Bottom of an Ocean of Air

At the Bottom of an Ocean of Air was exhibited in 2018 in Contemporary Art Tasmania’s project space, Hobart, Tasmania.

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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