Located on the Lofoten Islands of Northern Norway, Acoustic Ocean sets out to explore the sonic ecology of marine life. The scientist, as a figure who explores and mediates contemporary understanding of planetary ecosystems, is central to this video. She makes her appearance as a Sámi (indigenous people of northern Scandinavia) biologist-diver who works with hydrophones and other recording devices. Her task is to sense the submarine space for acoustic and other biological forms of expression. Sonic manifestations are vital modes of communication, navigation, and survival for many interdependent deep-sea beings.
Props by Michael Graessner
Performance by Sofia Jannok
Cinematography by Lydia Zimmermann
Soundtrack by Patrick Codenys