We already showed you many art installations like the Wood Slices Record Player or some wonderful vinyl record art by Ted Riederer here on DJ rooms. Artist Evan Holm also uses vinyl in his projects a lot. He built this stunning art installation combining nature elements like water and wood covered with moss. The spinning turntable creates a huge whirl in the black inked water basin. Unfortunately the non consistent speed of the turntable leads to a loss of sound quality. But as this is art, we really love the idea of playing a record under water. If you do not believe that this installation actually works, have a look at the second video with the making of below.
“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. When I perform with this sculpture, I am honoring and celebrating all the musicians, all the artists that have helped to build our human culture.”
[via Das Kraftfuttermischwerk]