Tryday: Sandipan Nath - Ocean Bloom

Imagine an eerie descent underwater, beneath the waves. Ocean Bloom invites us to undergo an embodied sonic experience of a noisy North Sea near the shores of Texel, the Netherlands.

Jul 2021
18:00 to 21:00

Tryday: Ocean Bloom


Making use of 4DSOUND software, the installation explores spatial sound as a medium for accessing hearing underwater. Using sound holograms as dimensional objects in space, the work invites visitors to experience spatial depth and dimensionality in all directions, as in an underwater sonic environment. Together with composer and media artist Sól Ey, Sandipan Nath seeks to address the possibility of uncomfortable sounds and disturbances to overcome the decentralization of human primacy, opening up to nonhuman and material agencies. 

Ocean Bloom is an ongoing audiovisual research project that taps into the underwater transmission of noise to address the sonic impact of human activities in the North Sea. Building on an interest in links between the role of sonic ecology and our understanding of a multispecies future, Ocean Bloom aims to more specifically articulate the creation of an underwater soundscape as a material and a medium through which we can access a relatively underexplored facet of our urban environment.

The project was conceived during the V2_Lab Summer Sessions 2020 and is currently supported by the Creative Industries Fund NL.



The event will take place between 18h and 21h during the Kunstavond. The event will be held at V2_ (Eendrachtsstraat 10, Rotterdam). It will be a walk-in event. Corona measures will be strictly monitored. This is a free event. 

Sandipan Nath


Sandipan Nath is a media artist, a creative coder and a designer with an active interest in interdisciplinary work that links philosophical analysis with other relevant disciplines and societal challenges. His work adopts a multidisciplinary approach - drawing on his background in engineering, design and generative art. His recent practice revolves around explorations of alternative ecologies, noise pollution in the oceans and decentralization of the human subject at the center of all universal understanding.


The 'Trydays' are one-off events that take place on a Friday during the Kunstavond, usually between 18:00–21:00h. With the Trydays artists are given an opportunity to 'try-out' a new work, installation or performance.


Every Friday it's 'Kunstavond' for the Kunstblock art venues in the Witte de Withkwartier: MAMA, TENT, WORM, V2_, Lab for the Unstable Media, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art and CBK Rotterdam’s collection of art in the public space.
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