Water flows from the sky to the mountains, down the rivers, out to sea and up into the atmosphere where it is breathed in and merges with the human body. We are an assemblage of water packets, slightly salty, like the sea we came from.
As Loren Eiseley put it, we’re a “concentration” of water, “that indescribable and liquid brew which is compounded in varying proportions of salt and sun and time,” and on the day we’re born, we’re at high tide. After that, very quietly, the sea within us ebbs and ebbs, and as it goes … so do we......
“OsmoScape” explores a graphical notation score, where data and graphs related to water have been arranged to form a sound score and a book. The found data was then converted into an image using processing code that becomes the visual bases of a score, leading eventually to sound compositions being constructed out of user engagement via a WebApp, exploring a new way of archiving 55 datasets with their stories and sounds.
Conceptualiser/Project Management/System Design
"Through this archive “Osmoscape” we wish to stimulate learning about our natural resource “Water” and simultaneously explore methods of engaging audiences with complex scientific data and issues of environmental health."
TimeBlur Studios | Himanshu Erande
Data Visualization in Processing
Sound Interaction for Webapp
Graphic Design/Book Design
Studio Mesmer | Trusha Sawant
Co-writer for Book
Supriya Vohra (independent journalist)
Viola Rodrigues (Scientific Assistant: National Centre for Antartic & Ocean Research)| Pooja Das (Political Science) | Varun Rastogi( PHD Astrophysics) | Aravind Senan(Hardware Engineer + Animator) | Snighdha Sehgal( Freelance Educator, Biologist) | Madhu Chitnis (Sound Artist)
Ruchika Oniel | Moreska Costa | Nezlyn D’Souza
Grant for osmoscape initial development
Indian Foundation of the Arts
Production Support by
KHOJ International Artists' Association