International Archives 2nd half of 2015
The Arts Catalst Press Release
The Arts Catalyst is delighted to announce a new commission by Ariel Guzik for Edinburgh Art Festival 2015. Holoturian is an underwater resonance instrument designed by Guzik to communicate with whales and dolphins in the deep seas.
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For the last 10 years, the artist, musician, illustrator and inventor Ariel Guzik has searched for a way to communicate with ocean-
Guzik's extraordinary vision is to build a manned underwater ship—the
Commissioned by The Arts Catalyst and Edinburgh Art Festival, his new project brings the artist closer to his goal. For this show, his first exhibition in the UK, Guzik is constructing a beautiful capsule, the Holoturian, designed to send a living plant and a string instrument for a period of time into the depths of the sea. Imagined and re-
The installation is part of Edinburgh Art Festival's 2015 commissions programme,The Improbable City, presenting new work by leading Scottish and international emerging and established contemporary artists, and displayed at Edinburgh's gothic kirk, Trinity Apse.
The Arts Catalyst works with exceptional contemporary artists and scientists, commissioning extraordinary art projects that spark dynamic conversations about our changing world. It seeks new ways to involve artists, scientists and the wider public in a discourse about the impact of science in society and through its exhibitions and events enables people to have distinctive, thought-
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