Ocean Conversations

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During her presentation for ASftS Marialena Marouda introduced the work of the Oceanographies Institute, by talking about its history, it‘s main practices, it‘s collaborators and modes of working. After storytelling, she sang some of TOI‘s Ocean Conversations and Demonstrations with the help of TOI‘s collection of sounding objects.

TOI collects and reenacts people’s personal stories about their encounters with the ocean. Where scientific researchers use microscopes and petri dishes, TOI uses microphones and the sound of the voice, or the sound of objects –a pencil, as it draws the sign of infinity, for example– as a means to study human-ocean kinships.

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