I am collaborating with a sound and visual artists to create an immersive installation that "submerges" the audience into the mesopelagic. We have some funding and there is a famous international festival in Barcelona that might be willing to host the installation in 2024.

At this stage, we are gathering acoustic and visual data of mesopelagic species. I'm contacting you to know if some of you might be able to help on this quest or might have material that could be shared, with appropriate acknowledgments and visibility as collaborators in the project.

In particular we are looking for:
- Sound recording of good quality (>50kHz) and a duration of at least 5 minutes. Any sound, species, regions are welcome as far as it is recorded in the mesopelagic or with species spending part of their time in it.

- For the visuals, we are interested on clear images and videos of a single species both in the lab and under water.

I'm also interested in knowing if any of you or your projects have worked with artists for outreach activities focused on the mesopelagic. In the same line, please do not hesitate to contact me if you'd like to know more about the project and maybe identify potential future venues for the installation.

Thanks for your help.

Best wishes,

Joan Llort <joan.llort@bsc.es>