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Underwater visibility is often less than thirty metres; underwater sounds, however, can carry extremely far. It need come as no surprise then that several underwater species communicate via mysterious songs, or that other species use echolocation to navigate. The noise from ships motors, sonar systems and wind turbines disrupts these species’ communications and, in some cases, causes them physical pain. Sound artist Stijn Demeulenaere took to the sea and to the rivers for a poetic exploration of the invisible underwater (sound) landscape, in stories and in the imagination.
Stijn Demeulenaere: installation