In anticipation of a future altered by climate change, we must prepare our environment for a migration of the sea onto land. Dive-In is an encounter across time, elements, and species, constructing an architectural vocabulary fit for a new era of submersion – an era of fish.
A meeting point between the present and a subaquatic future, Dive-In is an architectural installation that functions as a drive-in cinema for humans, and will become infrastructure for marine life when sea levels rise. In collaboration with Dr. Alex Jordan, expert in the collective behaviour of fish, several structures were tested in order to identify the architectural preferences of marine creatures, one of which is the colour pink, which attracts coral polyps and facilitates biodiversity. Scenes of fish interacting with prototypes of these structures are projected onto the façades of the structure, inviting human viewers to encounter marine life interpersonally.
Dive-In was originally commissioned by Desert X in collaboration TBA21–Academy with music composed by Dark Morph (Jónsi and Carl Michael von Hausswolff).
Dive-In was originallly installed in Palm Springs in the context of Desert X 2019. Watch the video here.