Submerged Territories

Luke Pendrell

Research output: Non-textual outputExhibition


Submerged Territories. A Generative, Audio Visual installation that examines our attempts to construct sense and meaning from the shifting detritus available to us. Submerged Territories explores Dogger land a 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.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 16 Sept 2017
Eventexhibition - London Design Festival, 16 Sep - 20 Oct 2017
Duration: 16 Sept 2017 → …


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