Artist Evan Holm created a submerged turntable. He believes that there will come a time when the entire humankind and all of its traces will be submerged under the earth, just like the vinyl LP record. To illustrate his rather dark thoughts, Evan Holm took a turntable and submerged it underwater. This represents the loss of the human race’s collective subconscious. However, the amazing part is that the turntable can still produce perfectly good audio. The melody that comes out of the submerged turntable indicates kind of an optimistic future. With his artwork, Evan Holm aims to pay homage to the great artists and musicians that have helped to create our culture.
The mesmerizing submerged turntable does not only produce great audio, but also creates an amazing visual. It renders an almost perfect sound and makes elegant circular movements on the surface of the water. It appeals to two senses at the same time. With this musical installation, both art enthusiasts and music lovers will be pleased.
Evan Holm’s latest artwork cleverly blends water and music to make something that both sounds and looks serene and beautiful. It is nearly hypnotic to watch the records spin underwater. If you are interested in seeing the submerged turntable, it is on display at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Apparently, you can submerge a turntable and still get almost perfect audio by using just the right electronics. Although it is not a good idea to replicate this idea at home, it is arguably one of the most interesting and different ways to listen to a vinyl record.
This creative work of art created by Evan Holm forces the observer to think outside the limitations of the future, present and past and consider the impact of things even after they cease to exist.