The Sea Mouth

Together with sound artist and designer Harpo ‘t Hart, Carmen Schabracq has created a large sculptural installation: The Sea Mouth – an instrument that translates the sounds of the sea for human ears. The sculpture is in the shape of an otolith, a bone in the auditory tract that is shared by both humans and fish. On the beach at Scheveningen, The Sea Mouth was launched ceremonially on 11 June 2019, where for a number of days it combined the role of both ear and mouth, allowing passers-by to use the sound box to communicate with the sea and its residents. The Poet Laureate Tsead Bruinja christened The Sea Mouth and read out a poem to it.

Photo’s: Rik van Santen en Hollandse Hoogte/ Laurens van Putten