Vijay Thillaimuthu

V3 Submersible

Quarter Deck

“Please stand by while we power up the reactor. Excellent, we are now at full capacity. Unfortunately, due to the fragile nature of the human body, you will start to feel some fairly unpleasant symptoms as we begin our descent; increased heart rate, inability to discern geometric forms, sweaty palms, subtle ontological necrosis and most peculiarly, the ability to recognise elements of something but yet be unable to integrate these elements together into comprehensible perceptual wholes… more on that later. Our submersible is a V3 Soviet era Polivoks Formanta. When you hear this sound, it indicates that the machine is failing and you should begin your aquatic transformation. We understand that this is, typically, horrifically painful but we ask while you are in this agony to think of the first land animals on our planet. Did they emerge in fishtanks with hydraulic legs? Preposterous! They adapted. We will now start probing your electro-chemical biology with our patented ‘xeno’ sinewaves and light particles. On behalf of everyone here at Xenosine Industries, I would like to thank you all for your participation and contribution to science. Risk is synonymous with gain.”


Project Siege Mentality
Artists Vijay Thillaimuthu
Year 2012