W. Benjamin Bray

Liefdefjorden, Spitsbergen - 16m depth

digital video and projection
1' 41"
2011

As part of the 2011 Arctic Circle Residency, an iPhone and a small digital projector were situated in a clear, waterproof container and dropped to the bottom of the Arctic Ocean near three locations in Spitsbergen: Liefdefjorden, Blomstrandharrid, and Skansbukta, to depths of 16m, 17m, and 45m, respectively. At the first two locations, the iPhone recorded sound and video of projections as it approached the seafloor, and at the third, sound and video of the descent and ascent.

The Arctic seabed is the most expensive and complicated frontier of oil and gas exploration ever encountered.

Blomstrandharrid, Spitsbergen - 17m depth

digital video and projection
1' 16"
2011

Skansbukta, Spitsbergen - 45m depth

digital video
11' 43"
2011

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