Mining the Deep is a soundscape documentary weaving together stories about resistance to deep sea bed mining in Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu. It brings voices from directly affected communities in the Duke of York Islands into dialogue with campaigners and government leaders, to powerfully evidence the contested nature of marine extractives and its impacts on ocean relationships and livelihoods. By capturing and recreating the atmospheres of life affected by mining through sound, Mining the Deep offers an intimate and rare insight into the new frontiers of development being fought by our neighbouring Oceanic communities.
Kanngieser A and Tau J 2019 Mining the Deep. Produced by AM Kanngieser and Joey Tau.
Sound design by Daniel Jenatsch.
Narration by AM Kanngieser, Pauline Vetuna.
Interviews with Gary Juffa, Joey Tau, Merelyn Temakon, Paul Barker, Josephine Bolland, Delilah Samuel, Samuel Demas, James Bolland, Lydia Jacob, Philip Tokam, Rosa Koian, John Waiko, Ralph Regenvanu. Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art
Subsequent exhibitions/ broadcasts:
"The long term you cannot afford: On the distribution of the toxic". Savvy Contemporary, Berlin. 18 October-9 December 2019.
"Tales of the Seven Seas". Munkeruphus, Copenhagen. 10 April-7 August 2022.