“Antarctica Underwater” by Cynthia Beth Rubin


  • ©, Cynthia Beth Rubin, Antarctica Underwater

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    Antarctica Underwater

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    Projection Mapping Installation

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    Antarctica Underwater is largely constructed from incidental footage collected in icy cold Antarctic waters, hundreds of meters below the surface, as a seal bumped into an underwater camera and a serene jellyfish floated by, as did a ctenophore. Woven into these videos are the microscopic plankton comprising the primary focus of the Oceanographic researchers: barely visible shrimp-like krill, (food for seals, penguins and whales), and the microscopic plankton that produce half the oxygen in our environment. This work is intended as a subtle reminder that Antarctica is part of our world and life there is essential for our survival.


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    Collaborator: Susanne Menden-Deuer; additional researchers in M-D lab, U of Rhode Island

    Sound credit: Bob Gluck


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