In Your Face – The Exhibition

IN YOUR FACE – the exhibition




We're glad you're here.

After a delay due to the pandemic, we are super excited to finally realise the exhibition of portrait series  #INYOURFACE.

Oct 20th, 20-21:30Corona Culture, Alte Münze Berlin.

Spring 2022: More dates to follow soon

Come along. We’re looking forward to seeing you!
the team at Ocean. Now!

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The Ocean to me is the mirror of human conduct. It reflects who we really are.

Swaantje Güntzel, Artist

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The Problem of Microplastics


The Problem of Microplastics


The story of #INYOURFACE


    The story of In Your Face began 2016 with Swaantje Güntzels artwork Microplastics at the Playa de Montaña Bermeja in Lanzarote. Her artwork Microplastics II  evolved from this intervention.

    Microplastics II shows the portrait of the artist with a symbolic beauty mask made of microplastic particles and a bleeding nose.


    In 2019, Ocean. Now! got to know Swaantje Güntzel and a collective project with participants from all over the world –  #INYOURFACE – developed. Over a period of 5 months, ocean lovers collected microplastic samples combing through beaches.



    The motivation behind #INYOURFACE is to raise awareness in public and to send a strong signal to political decision makers: it’s time to finally ban microplastics in cosmetics and cleaning products.



    Alongside the portrait, each person answers the question “What does the ocean mean to you?”. Understanding that the ocean is not only the source of all life but also keeps us alive with every second breath we take, the project mirrors what we can realise collectively: to look ourselves in the eye, to reconnect with it and to amend our lifestyle accordingly.


What you can do


  1. Click on this Instagram filter link on your mobile phone.
  2. Take a picture/video for your story and/or your post.
  3. Inspiration for your post: “What does the ocean mean to you?”, “Is our society ready for social change?”, “How can we accelerate it?”
Do you like this project?
I really don’t know why it is that all of us are so committed to the sea (…) And it is an interesting biological fact that all of us have in our veins the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, and, therefore, we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears. We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea – whether it is to sail or to watch it – we are going back from whence we came.
- John F. Kennedy
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