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In 55 years of manned space flight, 547 people have traveled through  space.

But only three people have seen the deepest parts of the ocean with their own eyes – 11.034 meters below sea level.

 

While star explosions in space led to the creation of all elements, making 

life on this planet possible, the oceans produce as much oxygen as all land plants together. They keep our bodies alive with every breath.

 

The oceans were always there, their surfaces still look the same like thousands of years ago.

 

"But if you look deeper, 90 percent of the oceans are overfished. Two thirds of coral reefs are badly damaged." (Sylvia Earle, oceanologist)

 

The video-sound-installation "Deep Space Ocean" wants to call attention to the depths.

 

Videos (© Joanna Vortmann): Ocean waves, moving, deep. 

 

Sound: Cosmic Sounds

 

Huygens Plandings on Titan am 14.Januar 2005

Electromagnetic radiation from the atmosphere of Neptune, recorded by Voyager 2 on 24./25. August 1989.

Credits: NASA

 

Blast of radio waves from solar flare (Sunspot 1158) on February 13, 2011, taken by an astronomer in New Mexico.

Credits: Thomas Ashcraft, The Observatory of Heliotown

 

Hubble Deep Space image of galaxy clusters RXC J142.9 + 4438, taken on August 13, 2018. 

Credits: NASA. 

Credits for Sonification: System Sounds, Matt Russo, Andrew Santaguida

My special thanks go to Professor Carolin Crawford of Cambridge University,

for her inspiration and especially the sounds she provided me with.

 

Your lecture on "Sounds of the Universe" is quite wonderful.

 © JOANNA VORTMANN 2020 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED