SELACHOPHILIA: CETORHINUS MAXIMUS – LIMARIA HIANS – weaves together mythologies and sciences, humans and non-humans, to speak of our ability to address challenges in the age of the Anthropocene. Stories unfold carried by the migratory Basking Shark (cetorhinus maximus) and the flame shell (limaria hians), a small species endemic to the North Atlantic waters. Robertina had the opportunity to experience both sea creatures during her residency on the RV Celtic Explorer.
This immersive audio installation intertwines sean-nós vocals with the narration of a storyteller and field recordings of above and below the depths of the Atlantic Ocean.
Concept, development, text, sound editing by Robertina Šebjanič
Sean-nós vocals by Caitríona Ní Cheannabháin and Róisín Seoighe
Narration by Polona Torkar
Recording of narration by Rok Kovač
Sound mastering by Aleš Hieng Zergon
production: Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture