IN PROGRESS: Heyerdahl is an audiovisual work that translates the energy of the oceans to a universal language: music. By converting parameters like temperature, location and salinity -measured by Argo Floats- to musical elements the artist gives the ocean a voice.
In the work there are compositions with different levels of intervention by the artist. Some pieces are pure translations without any changes, and in other works both composers have the same amount of input.
Heyerdahl hopes to humanize the ocean, making it easier for people to feel a connection with this fascinating force of nature. Also the compositions are a strong reminder of how important the codependency is between the earth and humans, we need to find a balance in working with what she gives us.
Heyerdahl is a collaboration with the university of Utrecht and is partly funded by the Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research Utrecht (IMAU).