Salmon People, generative multi-channel audio video installation, 2014-15
A collaboration with Julie Andreyev
"Salmon People" considers the shared ecologies of salmon and humans through videos of spawning salmon combined with human activity in the ocean and river waters that are part of this Adams River salmon population’s migration route. The project presents a below-water point of view, a realm normally unavailable to human eyes. Salmon, human, marine bird sounds make up the sonic field in the project. Salmon People presents a recombinant video-audio panorama, a constantly changing land-sea-scape, signaling the intertwined worlds of humans and nonhuman beings.
- Julie Andreyev: concept, video editing
- Simon Lysander Overstall: Max/MSP software, sound design
- Paolo Pennuti in collaboration with Elisa Ferrari: salmon cinematography
- Amanda Arcuri: Vancouver cinematography
- Jonathan Nunes: Surrey cinematography
- 2015, Oct 23 – Jan 31, 2016, “Salmon People”, Surrey UrbanScreen, Surrey, Canada.
- 2015, May 13 – June 14, “Salmon People”, at Videographe, Montreal. Curated by Brenda Cleniuk.
- 2014, “Salmon People” at Interactive Futures 2014: More-Than-Human Worlds, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver.
“Hard Destiny: Julie Andreyev’s and Simon Lysander Overstall’s Salmon People” by Carol Gigliotti, published by Surrey Urbanscreen, 2016.
GRAND AD-NODE Project Fund, Emily Carr University of Art + Design