‘The Wanderer’, Ash International, # ASH 11.8 (USB flash drive) 2015

In relation to the Lorch Schive Art prize 16 channel installation.

USB stick (4 GB) + .wav/.quad .wav/.jpg in envelope.
A limited edition of 50 copies.
All copies are numbered by the artist.

Zooplankton and Phytoplankton are organisms which drift in the oceans, seas and bodies of fresh water. The word Zooplankton is derived from the Greek word Zoon (ζῴον), meaning Animal, phyto is derived from Phyton (φυτόν) meaning Plant, and plankton from Planktos (πλαγκτός), meaning Wanderer or Drifter.

Mammals, fish and crustaceans feed on zooplankton and they in turn feed on phytoplankton. Phytoplankton need two things for photosynthesis and thus their survival: energy from the sun and nutrients from the water. In the process of photosynthesis, Phytoplankton release oxygen into the water. Half of the world’s oxygen is produced by Phytoplankton photosynthesis.

The Wanderer is a sound composition created from hydrophone recordings from the realm of these creatures in the Atlantic Ocean, made by Jana on her travels from the North Pole to the Equator.

The Wanderer, originally a 16 channel installation, was produced for the Lorch Schive Art Prize, Trondheim Kunstmuseum in 2015.

Track listing:

  1. The Wanderer 40:30 - 24bit 48kHz stereo file (quad - 4 channel - file also provided)

Also available on Bandcamp.