MATRIXSYNTH: ::vtol:: 12 262

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

::vtol:: 12 262

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The Kola Superdeep Borehole (СГ-3) is a scientific drilling project of the Soviet Union on the Kola Peninsula, inside the Arctic Circle. The project attempted to drill as deep as possible into the Earth's crust. The drilling began on 24 May 1970. СГ-3 reached 12,262 meters [7.62 miles/40229.66 feet] in 1989 and it is the deepest artificial point on Earth. In 1990 drilling was stoped.

In 2008 СГ-3 was abandoned. The Borehole was conserved. Station is placed in a very hard to reach area on Far North and it is slowly collapsing.

For a long time project was top secret, due to which fact there appeared many legends about it. Level of difficulties and technologies that this project involved is comparable with sending the man into space. Amount of data and samples that were obtained during experiments is so huge, that it will be studied for many more decades.]

In 2016 I found in one of abandoned laboratories of the station a roll of punched tapes for computers, that were used on the station to record scientific data. This tape has inspired me to create a sound installation dedicated to СГ-3.

This installation is an automatic sound object that drills stone samples sourced from different depths and uses data from punched tape as the program for controlling the motors.]

In July 2018 I went to visit the station СГ-3, to resume the drilling process after 28 years of downtime.

Commission by NCCA-ROSIZO, special for TECHNE "Prolog" exhibition, Moscow, 2018.

Curators: Natalia Fuchs, Antonio Geusa. Producer: Dmitry Znamenskiy.


- pure data
- max/msp


- stepper motors x5 + 2
- dc-motors x5
- arduino mega
- lcd monitor
- custom electronics
- 5 piezo microphones
- 2 channel sound system

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