There’s a new phenomenon in the music world: performing underwater. Although traditional instruments would be destroyed in these conditions and most musicians wouldn’t be able to hold their breath long enough to deliver a song, the Between Music band is far from ordinary.
British artist Sue Austin, using a self-propelled underwater wheelchair, creates visually mesmerizing and conceptually challenging images to encourage a shift in the way our society views disability. Sue Austin became wheelchair-dependent in the ’90s after a long illness.
For her latest series, titled “Muses,” Hawaiian-born visual artist Christy Lee Rogers created large-scale radiant images of ethereal figures, wrapped in colorful fabrics, submerged in illuminated water and photographed at night, aiming to expose “the vulnerabilities and beauty of the human body in an underwater setting.”
Museo Subacuático de Arte (MUSA) is a fascinating underwater museum of art in Mexico featuring over 500 permanent life-sized sculptures. The artworks, covered in thick algae, are hosted in three different galleries that are submerged between three and eight meters below the ocean’s surface in the warm crystal clear waters surrounding Cancun, Isla Mujeres, and Punta Nizuc.
French dancer, deep-sea diver, and filmmaker Julie Gautier carried out a stunningly beautiful six-minute underwater choreography, gliding through the crystal-clear water of the world’s deepest pool Y40 near Venice, Italy, for the video performance project “AMA.”