REQUIEM FOR CORALS
By Maja Friis
(Breathing Cynarina. Excerpt. 30 sec.)
(Dipsastrea waking up. Excerpt. 23 sec.)
“Requiem for corals” is a cinematic installation. It is an aesthetic and nocturnal journey into a macroscopic underwater world of corals at the moment of exposure to climate change impacts, where these tiny colourful and moving creatures live on the verge of dying. A visual and ethereal dance macabre of current times’ severe reality in a world beyond imagination and beyond our field of view.
The project is based on makro-shootings of corals and inspired by scientific climate research about coral life and existence. The project is created in collaboration with coral scientist and underwater cinematographer Tom Schlesinger.
An aesthetic and nocturnal journey into a macroscopic underwater world of corals.
Left: Framegrabs and excerpts from footage. Cinematographer: Tom Schlesinger and Maja Friis