Artist Evan Holm Creates Underwater Turntables…

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We’ve seen all kinds of weird ways to experience vinyl: 3D printing, animated discs, vinyl created from burnt plastic guitars…but what about underwater vinyl?

Artist Evan Holm has a Submerged Turntable installation. As part of the project, he has built a turntable that plays records submerged underwater.

See the Submerged Turntable in action:

Here’s what Evan Holm has to say about the project on his website:

There will be a time when all tracings of human culture will dissolve back into the soil under the slow crush of the unfolding universe.  The pool, black and depthless, represents loss, represents mystery and represents the collective subconscious of the human race.  By placing these records underneath the dark and obscure surface of the pool, I am enacting a small moment of remorse towards this loss.   In the end however this is an optimistic sculpture, for just after that moment of submergence; tone, melody and ultimately song is pulled back out of the pool, past the veil of the subconscious, out from under the crush of time, and back into a living and breathing realm.  When I perform with this sculpture, I am honoring and celebrating all the musicians, all the artists that have helped to build our human culture.

How did he create this underwater turntable installation? This video shows Holm setting up the piece at the San Francisco MOMA five months ago: