Indiara Di Benedetto
Future Memories of Deep Water [intro]
What are the changing conditions for Archaeology in underwater ecosystems? Can challenges be predicted and solutions imagined using Machine Learning? With the passage of time, underwater artifacts are encrusted with coral, algae or other marine organisms. How do human activities and pollutions undermine these natural environments? What will our underwater heritage be like in the future? “Future Memories of Deep Water” explores how algorithms can be used for predicting new entanglements between underwater artifacts and the changing environment where they are discovered. We reflect on current problems and dangers for marine environments, such as “plasticrust” and plastic pollution. Built upon experimental speculation, "Future Memories of Deep Water" calls for the protection of threatened marine ecosystems and aims to create awareness and encourage preservation of cultural heritage. The video "Future Memories of Deep Water [intro]" aims to introduce the artwork and research that was conducted between 2021 and 2022. The video has been premiered during ISEA 2022 - 27th International Symposium on Electronic Art Barcelona in the screening program.
Indiara Di Benedetto (*1994, IT) is an experimental media artist with a background in video art, digital photography and visual design. Through entanglements between art, organic matter and observations of archaeology, her recent artistic research investigates the storytelling possibilities of technology and objects to create contemporary narratives and future imaginaries about human and non-human relations in a social and environmental crisis context. Her artworks have been exhibited in several venues like ISEA2022 – 27th International Symposium on Electronic Art Barcelona, Ars Electronica Festival and Ars Electronica Center, Castello d’Albertis Museo delle Culture del Mondo, CYENS Centre of Excellence Cyprus, LAB30, etc.