“Underwater Sound and Oceanic States of Mind” presented by Harris


Session Title:

  • Environmental Art

Presentation Title:

  • Underwater Sound and Oceanic States of Mind




  • Underwater sound is brought closer to everyday experience by a series of artworks that use deep ocean recordings in site-specific sound walks along the edge of the ocean. Using a practice of embodied experience the sound walks explore notions of listening and connectedness to the uninhabitable ocean. Sound is considered as engaging a sense of relatedness that allows participants to imaginatively dive beneath the visual surface of the ocean, encouraging a sense of presence and connectedness to arise from these encounters. The artist-author recounts her creative process, as well as exploring responses of participants, to elaborate a multi-faceted field of artistic research around sound, environment and sonic consciousness.