‘Necrosonic Landscapes’ is an artistic research project on the transitional realm between life and death, an experiment —developed at BioArt Laboratories— to render the invisible visible and the inaudible audible.
Berkveldt documented the decay of a deceased Roebuck with piezo microphones (contact microphones) that recorded the audio from the decomposition process. The metamorphosis in the soil is made visible by periodically sampling the earth underneath the Roebuck. The results are combined into one audiovisual installation. ‘Necrosonic Landscapes’ shows the life that emerges from death. By doing so, the work shows the importance of death in nature, giving a new perspective on the nutritional cycle of life and death.