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Pendrell, Luke, Branagan, Ben and Verhoeven, Eva, 2017, Show, Exhibition or Event, Submerged Territories

Abstract or Description:

Submerged TerritoriesexploresDoggerlanda once inhabited stretch of land connecting Britain and continental Europe that now lies beneath the North Sea. A long lost, inaccessible, undersea realm for many years thought to be mythical, which, due to advances in submarine technology, is beginning once more to be explored and interrogated. A disembodied voice describes our attempts to explore and interpret this lost prehistoric territory accompanied by a slideshow of images that seem at first to propose scenes of the occupants, their culture and environs. As the narration progresses the slides relentlessly recombine and reconfigure and the account appears to fragment and digress, ranging across subjects as diverse as archeology, cosmology, technology and superstition. In the tensions and serendipity that ensue, we begin to glimpse the fragility, inconsistency and at times dark comedy that our attempts to make sense of the world expose.

Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W600 Cinematics and Photography
School or Centre: School of Communication
Date Deposited: 02 May 2019 13:30
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2019 15:27
URI: http://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/3903
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