Submerged, 2012

Projection on 450cm x 300cm silk drop screen. Old ship image and eight white empty frames.

During the Investigator ship’s voyage surveying the Australian coastline, it travelled through The Recherche Archipelago Islands and the ship endured a tedious storm. It became at great risk of shipwreck in the very rocky and dangerous waters just off the south coast of Western Australia.  Eight members of the crew were lost to the depths of the ocean and drowned whilst trying to save the ship. This is my ‘memorial’ to them,  I have created this visual to show how they fought to survive in the dark waters of the night and then drifted away to a more ‘peaceful’ place.

©Tiffany Roweth 2013