Ambika P3 and the Wellcome Trust present Under, a multi-screen film installation on the art of freediving.
In this immersive work, the artist and BAFTA award-winning filmmaker Martina Amati returns to her artistic roots to express her passion for freediving – the act of swimming deep underwater on a single breath of air without artificial aid.
Amati combines her fascination for the water with her art and film background in Under, capturing herself and other freedivers performing beneath the water's surface. Inspired by the relationship between the physical and the spiritual which lies at the core of freediving, Amati pushes her limits in order to hold her breath for longer and discover new 'depths'. With a freediving camera team, she films each underwater performance on a single breath of air. In Under, these are projected onto large-scale screens in the vast, subterranean space of Ambika P3, evoking the experience of being suspended in time and space, submerged beneath the surface.
Admission to the exhibition is free.
Martina Amati in conversation with filmmaker Sophie Fiennes, scientist Professor Kevin Fong, and record-breaking freediver and coach Liv Philip.
Please note this event will take place at 7pm on Thursday 1 October, not Thursday 8 October as previously advertised.
Address and contact details
University of Westminster
35 Marylebone Road
London NW1 5LS
Closest Tube station: Baker Street Station
T: 020 7911 5876
Private view: Friday 25 September, 6.30–8.30pm
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For media enquiries, interviews and images, please contact Sarah Greenberg, Evergreen Arts, at [email protected] or on +44 (0) 7866 543 242.