AI-generated imagery, trained on images of deep-sea creatures of the Clarion-Clipperton Zone, which is the primary region for potential future mining.

Sounding Ocean: Mining the Seabed

Graduation project,
Gerrit Rietveld Academie, 2023

Exhibited at Manifestations,
Dutch Design Week, 2023

Installation. video projection, sculptures, soundscape,blown glass, sand, print on paper

The seabed has emerged as a new frontier for resource extraction. The rush to mine remote and uncharted habitats, in the name of a renewable energy future, unfolds against a backdrop of ecological disregard.

Sounding Ocean is a multimedia installation that explores the subject of the emerging industry of deep-sea mining and its potential effects on marine life. While rooted in scientific reality, the work introduces elements of speculation, blurring the boundaries between the geological past and a mythological future. It narrates tales of transformation among resilient creatures that, due to the actions of humans, are forced to leave their oceanic homes.︎︎︎