Salmon People

Salmon People, recombinant multi-channel audio video installation, 2014-15
A collaboration with Simon Lysander Overstall

–video shows 3 min clip of installation at Surrey UrbanScreen, 2015–

Salmon People considers the shared ecologies of salmon and humans through videos of spawning salmon combined with human activity in the ocean and river waters that are part of this Adams River salmon population’s migration route. The project presents a below-water point of view, a realm normally unavailable to human eyes. Salmon, human, marine bird sounds make up the sonic field in the project. Salmon People presents a recombinant video-audio panorama, a constantly changing land-sea-scape, signaling the intertwined worlds of humans and nonhuman beings.

Production Team:
Julie Andreyev: concept, video editing
Simon Lysander Overstall: Max/MSP
 software, sound design
Paolo Pennuti in collaboration with Elisa Ferrari: 
salmon cinematography
Amanda Arcuri: 
Vancouver cinematography
Jonathan Nunes: Surrey cinematography

Shown at:

 

Catalogue essay:
Gigliotti, Carol. “Hard Destiny: Julie Andreyev’s and Simon Lysander Overstall’s Salmon People” Surrey Urbanscreen, 2016.

supported by:
GRAND AD-NODE Project Fund, Emily Carr University of Art + Design