Group show / Ocean Dwellers
Art, Science and Science Fiction
Anniversary exhibition of the Nordic Embassies in Berlin, October 18, 2019, to January 30, 2020
The exhibition Ocean Dwellers at Felleshus, Nordische Botschaften celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Nordic Embassies in Berlin. The exhibition presents a selection of art installations and artistic laboratories from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden that brings together art, science and science fiction and questions our relationship with the sea. Among artist are Hulda Rós Guðnadóttir and Rúrí.
The North is by the sea: North Sea, Baltic Sea, Norwegian Sea, Icelandic Sea, Greenland Sea, Barents Sea – the Nordic countries are surrounded by water, formed by water, both historically, culturally and economically. The exhibition on the 20th anniversary exhibition of the Nordic Embassies questions our relationship with the sea and allows us to change our perspective: Ocean Dwellers.
The exhibition presents a selection of art installations and artistic laboratories from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden that bring together art, science and science fiction. They turn the Felleshus into a place of marine life and ask: What would it mean to adopt a marine worldview?
Artists: Hulda Rós Guðnadóttir (IS), Johannes Heldén (SE), Tellervo Kalleinen & Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen (FIN), Laboratory for Aesthetics and Ecology (LABAE; DK), Andrew Merrie & Simon Stålenhag (Radical Ocean Futures, Stockholm Resilience Centre; SE), Jacob Remin (DK), Kirstine Roepstorff (DK), Rúrí (IS), Elsa Salonen (FIN), Sissel Tolaas (NO), Jana Winderen (NO).
How do artists, collaborating with marine biologists, divers, thinkers and anthropologists describe and design the ocean as an (in)hospitable, historical and imaginary space ? How can politics and legislation help to cope with the consequences of ecological change in this extraordinary and extremely precious marine space?