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EXHIBITION

29.05.2021—08.08.2021

Trade Winds in the Age of Underwater Currents
SAMI HAMMANA
KRISTINA ÕLLEK
ELISA STRINNA

This exhibition is open from June 5 onwards. To visit the exhibition, a reservation is required.


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. In her artistic practice, Kristina Õllek (EE) 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. Sami Hammana (NL) draws parallels between the Dutch colonial past and current financial practices that are spreading globally through undersea cable networks. The hypothesis of his research project is simple: there is no functional difference between the colonial practices of the Dutch East India Company fleet and the contemporary speculative market economy that is propagated across the globe via submarine cables. In an ongoing investigation into the increasing interdependence of technological and geological landscapes, material and virtual realities, and natural and artificial worlds, Elisa Strinna (IT) presents her recent work on transatlantic cable networks that support a global system of information transmission.


This exhibition is made possible with the support of the Municipality of Rotterdam, the Mondriaan Fund, and M.A.O.C. Gravin van Bylandt Stichting. The public program is realized in collaboration with the Embassy of the North Sea. Kristina Õllek’s presentation has been made possible with support from the Cultural Endowment of Estonia, the Estonian Contemporary Art Development Center, the Estonian Embassy in The Hague, and Plado Art Service.


EVENT

26.06.2021
Presentations
Embassy of the North Sea
SAMI HAMMANA
HARPO T'HART
ELISA STRINNA
THIJS DE ZEEUW


EVENT

04.07.2021
Presentations
Embassy of the North Sea
THEUN KARELSE
ANNE VAN LEEUWEN
KRISTINA ÕLLEK


EVENT

23.07.2021
Book Presentation
SAMI HAMMANA


EDUCATION WORKSHOP

30.07.2021
Embassy of the North Sea
THEUN KARELSE


EDUCATION WORKSHOP

07.08.2021
Embassy of the North Sea
THEUN KARELSE


Kristina Õllek, Nautilus New Era, 2018, Photo: LNDW Studio

Kristina Õllek, Nautilus New Era, 2018 and Powered By, 2020-2021, Photo: LNDW Studio

Kristina Õllek, Powered By, 2020-2021, Photo: LNDW Studio

Kristina Õllek, Powered By, 2020-2021, Photo: LNDW Studio

Kristina Õllek, Nautilus New Era, 2018, Photo: LNDW Studio

Kristina Õllek, Nautilus New Era, 2018, Photo: LNDW Studio

Kristina Õllek, Nautilus New Era, 2018, Photo: LNDW Studio

Kristina Õllek, On the Floating Sea with Squishy Jellies and Silicon Solar Panels, 2021, Photo: LNDW Studio

Exhibition view, Kristina Õllek, Trade Winds in the Age of Underwater Currents, 2021, Photo: LNDW Studio

Exhibition view, Kristina Õllek, Trade Winds in the Age of Underwater Currents, 2021, Photo: LNDW Studio

Kristina Õllek, Feeling With the Water Jelly, 2020, Photo: LNDW Studio

Exhibition view, Kristina Õllek, Trade Winds in the Age of Underwater Currents, 2021, Photo: LNDW Studio

Exhibition view, Kristina Õllek, Trade Winds in the Age of Underwater Currents, 2021, Photo: LNDW Studio

Exhibition view, Kristina Õllek, Trade Winds in the Age of Underwater Currents, 2021, Photo: LNDW Studio

Exhibition view, Kristina Õllek, Trade Winds in the Age of Underwater Currents, 2021, Photo: LNDW Studio

Exhibition view, Kristina Õllek, Trade Winds in the Age of Underwater Currents, 2021, Photo: LNDW Studio

Exhibition view, Kristina Õllek, Trade Winds in the Age of Underwater Currents, 2021, Photo: LNDW Studio

Kristina Õllek, No Spa, But Urgency, 2020, Photo: LNDW Studio

Exhibition view, Kristina Õllek, Trade Winds in the Age of Underwater Currents, 2021, Photo: LNDW Studio

Kristina Õllek, They Breathe Water. Bioaccumulation no.2: Silicon Ostreoidea, 2019, Photo: LNDW Studio

Exhibition view, Kristina Õllek, Trade Winds in the Age of Underwater Currents, 2021, Photo: LNDW Studio

Kristina Õllek, On the Floating Sea with Squishy Jellies and Silicon Solar Panels, 2021 en The Flow Through The Metal Grids of Water, Sea Salt Other Geopolitics of Power, 2021, Photo: LNDW Studio

Sami Hammana, ~ ~ ~ ~, 2020, Photo: LNDW Studio

Sami Hammana, ~ ~ ~ ~, 2020, Photo: LNDW Studio

Sami Hammana, ~ ~ ~ ~, 2020, Photo: LNDW Studio

Sami Hammana, ~ ~ ~ ~, 2020, Photo: LNDW Studio

Elisa Strinna, The Upwelling, 2018-2019, Photo: LNDW Studio

Elisa Strinna, Third Nature – Sybil, 2019-2021, Photo: LNDW Studio

Elisa Strinna, Third Nature – Sybil, 2019-2021, Photo: LNDW Studio

Elisa Strinna, Third Nature – Sybil, 2019-2021, Photo: LNDW Studio

Exhibition view, Elisa Strinna, Trade Winds in the Age of Underwater Currents, 2021, Photo: LNDW Studio

Exhibition view, Elisa Strinna, Trade Winds in the Age of Underwater Currents, 2021, Photo: LNDW Studio

Elisa Strinna, Hadean Stories, 2018-2021, Photo: LNDW Studio

Elisa Strinna, Hadean Stories, 2018-2021, Photo: LNDW Studio

Elisa Strinna, Hadean Stories, 2018-2021, Photo: LNDW Studio

Exhibition view, Elisa Strinna, Trade Winds in the Age of Underwater Currents, 2021, Photo: LNDW Studio

Elisa Strinna, Hadean Stories, 2018-2021, Photo: LNDW Studio

Elisa Strinna, Third Nature – Multispecies Infrastructures (Metridium Farcimen and Porifera), 2021, Photo: LNDW Studio

Elisa Strinna, Third Nature – Multispecies Infrastructures (Metridium Farcimen and Porifera), 2021, Photo: LNDW Studio

Elisa Strinna, Third Nature – Multispecies Infrastructures (Metridium Farcimen and Porifera), 2021, Photo: LNDW Studio

Elisa Strinna, Third Nature – Multispecies Infrastructures (Metridium Farcimen and Porifera), 2021, Photo: LNDW Studio

Elisa Strinna, Third Nature – Electric Bones, 2018-2019, Photo: LNDW Studio

Elisa Strinna, Hadean Stories, 2021, Photo: LNDW Studio

Elisa Strinna, Hadean Stories, 2021, Photo: LNDW Studio