Alicia Felberbaum

visual artist

NOT the SILENT SEA [2009]

Video Animation 01′54′ 2008 

Hearing is the primary sense for marine life, which uses sound for navigation and communication. Some scientists believe the spreading “acoustic smog” is essentially blinding marine life, affecting feeding, breeding and other crucial activities. Forget the notion of the silent deep sea. The ocean is a noisy place filled with the sound of human activity – an aquatic wilderness that is becoming urbanized. Noise is a natural part of life in the oceans, but human activities have cranked up the volume blocking animals’ communication and disrupting feeding.

2009 Water Preserves, State of the Art Gallery, Ithaca, NY, USA – Water Preserves Installation, DMA Gallery Alfred State College. Alfred, NY

 

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