Justin Bennett is an artist working with sound and image. He studied sculpture and electronic music and much of his work combines the two aspects of sound and space. Bennett makes work for public spaces as well as galleries, museums and concert venues. His work with sound combines spatial recordings of environmental sound with the resonances of buildings and materials.
Vilgiskoddeoayvinyarvi: Wolf Lake on the Mountains (2017)
In his three-part audiovisual installation Vilgiskoddeoayvinyarvi: Wolf Lake on the Mountains (2017) we follow Viktor Koslovsky, a scientist still working at the otherwise abandoned Kola Superdeep Borehole, a geological research station ‘at the border of everything’ in northwestern Russia. Descending more than 12 kilometres, the borehole is the deepest man-made hole on Earth. Bennett tells of the history of this former Cold War project and discusses his current research, which he describes as ‘listening to the past in order to hear the future’. This work is commissioned by Sonic Acts & Dark Ecology.
Vilgiskoddeoayvinyarvi: Wolf Lake on the Mountains (2017), Justin Bennett. Photo by Pieter Kers.