Sonica: Tapemoana by Paul Duncombe and Alex Smoke

Sonica: Tapemoana by Paul Duncombe and Alex Smoke
£18/£9 concessions
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Dates and times
29th Sep 2024
3:00PM - 3:45PM

On a scientific expedition to the South Pacific, Paul Duncombe made numerous recordings of the vital habitats of coral reefs, now under threat from oceans that are growing ever warmer. In Tapemoana, he uses this visual data – collected using photogrammetry, 3-D scanning and binocular cameras – to tell a story of our deep seas, both a poetic depiction of the surreally beautiful world below the waves and an urgent call to action. Composer Alex Smoke’s dreamy, ethereal score soundtracks this most alien world beneath the waves.

A Cryptic Commission 2024. Part of the British Council’s Spotlight on Culture UK-France 2024 Fund, in partnership with Station Mir, festival ]interstice[18, Normandie Impressionniste, British Council, French Institute in Scotland and Alliance Francaise Glasgow.

Suitable for Subpacs 
Highly Visual / No Text

Photo by Paul Duncombe 

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