Yeosu World Expo 2012. Yeosu, Korea.
Seven portraits of seascapes is a sound and visual installation commissioned to adorn the giant canopy (220 m long × 40 m wide) of the central access pavilion at the 2012 World Expo in Yeosu, Korea, dedicated to the sea and ecology.
Each "landscape portrait" is introduced by its references (longitude, latitude) and name in Korean, English, Chinese and Japanese, adding written abstraction to the bare lines of marine horizons.
The spectator is placed at the center of a composition where sound objects are distributed and played throughout the volume of the given space.
Violent winds, gentle breezes, crashing waves, bird calls weaving a complex web around their planned flight, the narrative is very concrete and the resulting illusion is bewitching, surprising in that it creates mental images, memories of places the visitor has never been. In a way, it charges them with a new memory.