underwater

Α turntable is placed under the surface of a small pool and still produces nearly perfect sound is featured in Evan Holm’s installation named “Submerged Turntables“. The imaginative artist created this small pond and then sank the turntable while on a wall near the installation various records are hanged. Holme picks one and puts it under the turntable’s needle.

The artist explains the inspiration behind this work as well as the message he wants to convey through his personal website: “There will be a time when all tracings of human culture will dissolve back into the soil under the slow crush of the unfolding universe.  The pool, black and depthless, represents loss, represents mystery and represents the collective subconscious of the human race.  By placing these records underneath the dark and obscure surface of the pool, I am enacting a small moment of remorse towards this loss.   In the end however this is an optimistic sculpture, for just after that moment of submergence; tone, melody and ultimately song is pulled back out of the pool, past the veil of the subconscious, out from under the crush of time, and back into a living and breathing realm.”

Watch the impressive installation and its creating process on the following videos