Underurrent / Subcorrente, 2019
Film installation at Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art
HD video, 15', Color, Sound
A marine biologist is leading a project for the mapping of one of the deepest areas of the North Atlantic Ocean.
Her project depends on the controversial use of a developing biotechnology that works directly with a species of krill that inhabits at low depths.
Throughout months of observation and communication, the marine biologist develops a relationship of friendship and kin with the krill swarm, while observing their movements through the nano-cameras incorporated in their bodies -- slowly moving through the deeper zones of the Ocean.
As the end of her project approaches, the biologist is faced with questions regarding her relationship to the non-human and the systems that mediate their contact.
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Installation photo © Filipe Braga / Fundação de Serralves