Embassy of the North Sea
ANNE VAN LEEUWEN
In Trade Winds in the Age of Underwater Currents, A Tale of A Tub presents three solo exhibitions of artists who, in different ways, research the phenomena of deep sea mining, coastal ecology and underwater cable networks. The artists involved connect different voices and perspectives together to generate awareness on how extraction through deep-sea mining and the construction of cable infrastructures depletes and pollutes the soils of seas and oceans, and contributes to loss of biodiversity in underwater and coastal ecosystems.
A Tale of A Tub has invited the Embassy of the North Sea to assemble a complementary public program in relation to Trade Winds in the Age of Underwater Currents. During this event on July 4 at A Tale of A Tub, the Embassy of the North Sea will be engaging in a conversation with Kristina Õllek. Curator and embassy co-director Anne van Leeuwen will be introducing the Embassy of the North Sea and their vision on ecology. Artist Theun Karelse will present the Delta Casus, his own research and the non-human perspectives of the sea. Together with Kristina Õllek they will examine the commonalities, the differences and cross-overs in their research and work. In her artistic practice, Kristina Õllek investigates the changing ecological composition of the Dutch coastline and sheds a critical light on the excavation of minerals such as cobalt, nickel, silver and manganese from the seabed, to employ them for the production of renewable energy technologies in the so-called blue economy.
PART OF THE EXHIBITION
Trade Winds in the Age of Underwater Currents