A collaborative installation by artists Lane Hall and Lisa Moline and freshwater scientist Rudi Strickler.
Scientific and quasi-scientific visualization bump against poetic print and video fragments documenting interactions with nature, in the backyard and in the scientific laboratory. The imagery draws from two archives. One is the archive of the artists themselves, who have been collecting specimens of suburban wildlife (insects, birds, reptiles, mammals) for many years. The other is the archive of freshwater scientist Rudi Strickler, who has spent decades recording the lives of tiny aquatic fauna. Underwater Noise of Rain is a study in how we seek narrative sense through scientific visualization, and how the results are often ambiguous, tenuous and poetic.