‘Sea of Artifacts’ - Fotografiska, Stockholm, Sweden, 8 June - 25 August 2019
Fotografiska is one of the world’s largest meeting places for contemporary photography. In this presentation the work is lit with spotlights that enhance the feeling of viewing the recovered collections of plastic from under the sea. In the Beyond Drifting room, pages from a sketchbook cover the entire wall and literally reflect the research and ideas onto the glass specimen display cases below. In the PENALTY room you are fully immersed in the series and theme of football, standing on individual recovered marine plastic debris balls, and seeing them in large scale presentations of ‘The World’ or ‘Europe’ on the wall.
Also presented in a display case at the exhibition is a cassette tape with a unique playlist of recorded songs from 1993, recovered from the coast of Spain on 1st August 2017. What are the chances that a random member of the public visiting the exhibition from Berlin, recognised the cassette tape as being her own, having recorded the songs herself 25 years ago? - the incredible Sea… of Artifacts.
Hamburg Triennial of Photography [ENTER] Deichtorhallen Square, Hamburg, Germany, 7 - 17 June 2019
Exhibition inside a shipping container - THE SAND UNDER YOUR FEET - is to reflect that you are standing on a beach looking out to sea at images of marine plastic pollution. The ‘beach’ you are standing on is contaminated with microplastic particles, recovered from the North Pacific Ocean.