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Kristin Bergaust — Ocean Connections

Kristin Bergaust
Ocean Connections

Scientific Collaborator: Guillermo García-Sánchez & Evangelos Voukouvalas

In visual representations, oceans are often shown as blue, empty fields or voids. Ocean Connections aims to instil these unseen spaces with stories and movement, to discover a kinship to life in the oceans.

The project investigates processes within ecosystems which are influenced by ocean flows. Whilst focusing specifically on the Oslofjord environment in Norway, the Ocean Connections points to interconnectedness of all oceans. We cannot really tell where the Oslofjord ends, as it runs into Skagerrak and joins the North Sea which then flows into the Atlantic Ocean. Employing a combined means of storytelling, the work aims for an immersive, circular experience of biodiversity and ecological connections on a global scale.

The resulting artwork is a two-channel video installation, formulated and constructed from an experimental scientific and artistic dialogue and mode of collaboration, combining mathematical modelling, scientific data about ocean movements and ecological conditions, and artistic storytelling through animation and visuality.


Kristin Bergaust | Guillermo García-Sánchez & Evangelos Voukouvalas
With the generous support of the European Commission's department on Maritime Affairs and Fisheries

Image by: Kristin Bergaust, 2023