Subocean Botlights 24 November 2018 - 3 February 2019

Subocean Botlights by Taavi Suisalu

The series Subocean Botlights departs from the fact that most intercontinental communication is done via glass-fibre cables under the seas. This network carries threads of light as thin as a tenth of human hair while being as existential to technological societies as the sun is for the plants. The artificial sun rays plunge through the oceans and light up our faces via bright screens.

Subocean Botlights introduces baits into these networks that lure in threads of light from different parts of the globe generated by creatures of the internet, the bots. After having crossed the depths of the oceans, this light is transformed into growth and searchlights in the exhibition space.

Subocean Botlights

Taavi Suisalu

Estonia / Poland, 2018

Waiting for the light

Wardian cases, plants, (fiber optic) side glow cables, motors, electronics

This project is supported through an EMAP/EMARE artists’ residency at the WRO Center for Media Art in Wrocław (Poland) with support of the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.



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