FROM THE COASTLINE: In-between Plastic Environments
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What is our relationship with the Ocean? And, how are we actually interconnected?
From April 9th until May 6th, 2020 the exhibition From the Coastline will feature the work of artists whose positions reflect on the entanglements between humans, things, and the marine environment.
The portrait series In Your Face which Ocean. Now! realised in collaboration with the artist Swaantje Güntzel will make a central piece of the exhibition, accompanied by the artwork Microplastics by Swaantje Güntzel telling the story leading up to Microplastics II.
Very soon, you will find more info on further collaborating artists here.
Within Ocean. Now!’s work overall, From the Coastline situates itself within the current campaign “Microplastics in Cosmetics and Cleaning Products”. The campaign aims at accelerating a legal ban that has been outstanding for years via a petition counting more than 117.000 signatures to date.
Duration: April 9th – May 6th 2020, Hours: Tue-Sun 11am-8pm
Opening: April 9th, 7pm
Finissage: Mai 6th, 7pmOrt: Haus der Statistik, Karl-Marx-Allee 1, 10178 Berlin
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“Mal liegt es ruhig und behäbig im Glitzern der Sonnenstrahlen, mal türmen sich unendliche Wassermassen urgewaltig und bedrohlich, schiffeverschluckend und felsenbrechend vor uns auf. Es liegt vor uns, flach, eine blaue Masse, die Kulisse für einen Sonnenuntergang, züngelnd, wellenrieselnd am Ufer leckend, der Horizont wie begradigt. Die Welt unter der Oberfläche bekannt und doch verborgen. Tag für Tag versinkt im Blau das Wesensfremde, umschlossen von Wassermassen, dem Auge entzogen. Hat das Meer einen Schluckauf spuckt es das Unverdauliche wieder aus, an den Strand. Der Rest sinkt auf den Boden oder geht auf eine lange Reise, auf der Meeresautobahn oder per Anhalter im Bauch eines Vogels.”
“Ozean = Freiheit, Vielfalt, Fluss und Fluidität. Raue, leidenschaftliche Übermacht. Erregung.
Ozean = langsame, unbeobachtete Traurigkeit. Unsichtbare Trümmer. Trüber Tod.
Ozean = tiefblaue Schreie, brandende Rebellion, eine letzte kompromisslose Vergeltung.”
– further introductions of the artists we collaborate with will be continued here shortly…stay tuned!
Goal of the exhibition is to spark a a dialogue between all levels of society — art, business, science, education, and politics. This is why we are planning a program with talks, a movie night, workshops and plenum discussions. We will announce the program details on this page in the next few weeks. A heads-up: All of our plenum discussions will be in German but someone will help with English translation, so you will be able to follow the talk.
Attention: Below you find a afirst overview. More details are following soon!
Theme of this discussion will be “Mikroplastics – invisible danger or panicmongering? Perspectives and approach for solutions from different areas of society.”
With our partner Coscoon, you’ll learn to make your own cosmetics – all natural and free of microplastics.
The open water pro swimmer Ben Lecomte crossed 2019 the Pacific Garbage Patch. We will have a Live Skype Talk with him and he will talk about his mission. Bring your questions!
“The hidden damage and the floating beauty” – our partner Pass the Crayon will create an artwork with kids and it will then become a part of our exhibition!
Can art and science move humans into action? Perspectives on the path of social change.
In this workshop, zero Waste experts will share their tips and tricks. Bring a pen and paper!
“How can we generated social change in 2020 – in which way does Science contribute to the 2030 Agenda and which positioning does Politics have?” In a Fishbowl, you can take part in the discussion. We’re looking forward to it!