• Artist’s Statement for AUDIBLE OCEANS

    Author(s):
    John Shiga
    Editor(s):
    Kanishka Sikri (see profile)
    Date:
    2022
    Item Type:
    Abstract
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/jvyr-2558
    Abstract:
    Audible Oceans is a film by John Shiga with editing and graphic design by Taylor Maclean at the Centre for Communicating Knowledge in The Creative School at Toronto Metropolitan University. The film explores the ruins of a vast sonar network built during the Cold War by the US Navy as part of its nuclear warfare strategy. Inspired by Ursula Franklin’s critique of the rise of technological societies, Audible Oceans provides insight into the way this vast underwater listening system expanded the military’s control over ocean space and blurred the boundaries between military and civilian life. Audible Oceans also outlines a speculative future of Cold War sonar networks wherein digital models of abandoned sonar sites become public platforms for critically engaging with nuclear imperialism and its ongoing impact on the ocean environment.
    Notes:
    Watch Audible Oceans here: https://vimeo.com/715693008
    Metadata:
    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    2 years ago
    License:
    Attribution

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