The project, as a non-linear journal of relocations, reflects on hoarding and haunting, memory, digital and physical accumulation and the Oceanic Feeling. The story unfolds from the point of view of a character who has come unstuck in time and is training to adapt to different timelines and dimensions, becoming amphibian and bodiless in the process. The fragmented diving chronicle links the vocabulary and metaphors of free-diving with the experience of digital space. At her family's home in Symi, Vratsanou collected stories about the practices and traditions of sponge-diving, on which the island's economy once relied, focusing on the water corrosions in the old house. ""The bigger and heavier the body, the bigger and heavier the stone. The deeper the body of water."" The essay and installation objects arise from this relationship between body, water, air, pressure, weight and object, functioning as fictional artefacts that hint at usage and at passing time.
Concept, camera, editing: Myrto Vratsanou Color grading: Ewald Henze and Myrto Vratsanou Film Soundtrack: YARAY (Yara Said & Ghaith Qoutainy) Design of the publication: Matina Nikolaidou Published by Dolce pub Object production support: Sepp Liebisch, Axl Auerbach, Friedrich Boll, Martin Nawrath.
Prof. Dr. Lilian Haberer, Prof. Ute Hörner, Karin Lingnau
Eine Produktion der Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln