The work is a 6
sec. long video loop, representing the image of an air bubble rising
the depth through seawater trying to reach
the surface. But against the laws of physics, the bubble never manages
to come out of the water and remains “caught” by the
sea in an endless attempt to leave it. The image of the bubble was
taken with an underwater video camera near the Dalmatian coast in
the Adriatic Sea. The sound is the original sound of air bubbles
in the water recorded by hydrophones. The original video was digitally
processed in such a way, that the bubble is kept in a loop and never
reaches the surface.
The work was inspired by a scientific article about a mysterious
sound phenomenon, called in the article “A Blue Note”,
said to be responsible for the natural tendency of gas bubbles in
seawater to damp out the higher frequencies.