Cynthia Beth Rubin

Antarctica Underwater

Collaboration with Susanne Menden-Deuer

Antarctica Underwater is largely constructed from incidental footage collected in icy cold Antarctic waters, hundreds of meters below the surface. While oceanographers were gathering specimens and data, a seal bumped into an underwater camera, and a serene jellyfish floated by, as did a ctenophore. The five to ten second vignettes were like phrases waiting to be put into a coherent sentence, not yet carrying full weight, but promising to stir curiosity and compassion.


This project-in-progress includes a video produced for the Hong Kong Open Sky project (ISEA 2016) and a short color video in development.  More to come! 

link to simulated video installation

live video on the ICC in Hong Kong is here


Cynthia Beth Rubin   ©2018