FELIX KIESSLING

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Vavilov

 

stainless steel  weigth, 1200m rope, spool

 

Galleria Mario Iannelli,
Rome 2015

 

 

 

 

Equipped with a weight, a rope and a boat, I traveled into the centre of the Tyrrhenian Sea to touch the volcano Vavilov, 800m below the water surface.

 

 

I let down the weight. I sensed the moment it would touch the ground. I sensed a connection to the invisible 800 meters below. I sensed 800 meters: The force on the weight drastically dropped as the weight landed. Gravitation had stopped to pull.

 

 

The drift of the boat caused a remaining force. We were unable to stay in position. And with its length of 800m and a width of 4mm, the current weightening on the rope wasnÔt to be underestimated.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thank you Mario Iannelli. Thank you Boris Herrmann and Dalila Calabrese for connecting me to the right people, Luca Grosso and Francesco Lanzillo for skipping in extreme February conditions, Johannes Fšrster for documenting and Ekaterina Burlyga for your help on board.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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