Stairway to Helheim

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)peer-review

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDACA 2022 - Conference on Data Art for Climate Action
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings/Catalogue
EditorsPerMagnus Lindborg
PublisherSchool of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong
Pages98-99
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)978-962-442-451-5
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2022

Conference

TitleData Art for Climate Action (DACA 2022)
LocationOnline
PlaceHong Kong
Period23 - 26 February 2022

Abstract

In Norse mythology, Helheim is the lowest part of the afterworld: the world of the dead. It is ruled by the goddess of death, Hel, a daughter of Loki. As visitors tread the steps of the central staircase of the Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, they are met with sonic objects falling onto them; cascading down the steps; obscenely bouncing like yoga balls, a hundred tennis balls, a thousand ping pong balls; splashing incessantly against their head as if they are crawling up a river; heavy objects crashing into invisible walls; objects sliding stealthily in the opposite direction.... The stream of sonic objects seemingly never-ending, the visitors will nevertheless eventually succeed to reach the highest floor. Released from the struggle, they float serenely into the calm of the top level – is Helheim a Parnassum, or is it Purgatory? Or is it another test altogether?

Research Area(s)

  • data art, sonification, climate, weather, Hong Kong, climate change, installation, multichannel, audio

Citation Format(s)

Stairway to Helheim. / Lindborg, PerMagnus.

DACA 2022 - Conference on Data Art for Climate Action: Proceedings/Catalogue. ed. / PerMagnus Lindborg. School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong, 2022. p. 98-99.

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)peer-review