Taryn Simon and Haim Steinbach
Fri 09. Jan 2009 - Sun 01. Feb 2009
Taryn Simon: Transatlantic Sub-Marine Cables Reaching Land VSNL International Avon, New Jersey - 2006
These VSNL sub-marine telecommunications cables extend 8,037.4 miles across the Atlantic Ocean. Capable of transmitting over 60 million simultaneous voice conversations, these underwater fiber-optic cables stretch from Saunton Sands in the United Kingdom to the coast of New Jersey. The cables run below ground and emerge directly into the VSNL International headquarters, where signals are amplified and split into distinctive wavelengths enabling transatlantic phone calls and internet transmissions.