Oceanic: Imaging Ocean Climate Change Workshop

University of Ottawa, Canada

February 16th-18th, 2017

 

This workshop seeks to address how the visualization of the ocean – a largely ‘mono’, magnanimous entity whose eco-systems and connectivity to the well-being of the planet is largely ‘invisible’, can assist in the caring of the ocean. A critical dialogue between the visual arts, conservation and environmental science can be effective in re-framing these challenges as both scientific and cultural concerns pertinent to broader audiences. This workshop will query whether it is possible to bring into play trans-disciplinary and transcultural perspectives that will aid in a new visual reading of the ocean as in crisis. If so, what methodological paths might they take and what forms would those same outcomes comprise of?

Mark Dion, Ichthyosaurus, 2003.  Synthetic Ichthyosaurus, backdrop, miscellaneous objects, sand, rocks. Approx. 78 x 118 x 118 inches; 200 x 300 x 300 cm. Installation view at South London Gallery, London, 2005. Courtesy, the artist and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York.

Mark Dion, Ichthyosaurus, 2003. 

Synthetic Ichthyosaurus, backdrop, miscellaneous objects, sand, rocks. Approx. 78 x 118 x 118 inches; 200 x 300 x 300 cm. Installation view at South London Gallery, London, 2005.

Courtesy, the artist and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York.



—List of Participants—

 

David Rothenberg

Professor of Philosophy and Music, New Jersey Institute of Technology

https://davidrothenberg.wordpress.com

www.thousandmilesong.com

www.survivalofthebeautiful.com

 

Noé Sardet

Filmmaker & Environmentalist, Montreal, Canada

http://parafilms.com/noe-sardet/

http://parafilms.com/portfolio/the-plankton-chronicles/     

Noé will skype in from an expedition in Antarctica

 

Christian Sardet

Biologist, France

http://www.planktonchronicles.org

 

Wayne Sentman

Biologist, Naturalist, Ocean Advocate, USA

Director of Conservation Travel Programs, Oceanic Society

http://www.oceanicsociety.org/

 

Susanne Winterling

Artist, Berlin/Oslo

Professor of Contemporary Art, The Academy of Fine Art, Oslo 

http://www.susannewinterling.com

http://shelterthelighthouse.tumblr.com/

http://pandorasbox.susannewinterling.com/

 

Jon Bonfiglio

The Ninth Wave

https://www.ninthwaveglobal.com/

http://www.jonbonfiglio.com

 

Mark Dion

Artist & Ocean Advocate

http://www.tanyabonakdargallery.com/artists/mark-dion/series

https://www.oceano.mc/en/exhibitions/the-cabinet-of-curiosities/-oceanomania-the-biggest-collection-of-marine-world-curiosities

 

Dianna Cohen

CEO, Plastic Pollution Coalition 

http://www.plasticpollutioncoalition.org

 

Celina Jeffery

Associate Professor History and Theory of Art, University of Ottawa

www.ephemeralcoast.com

 

Pam Longobardi

Distinguished University Professor of Art, GSU Atlanta

driftersproject.net

pamlongobardi.com

plasticfreeisland.com

theplasticgyre.com

 

Adrian Parr

Professor and Director of The Charles Phelps Taft Research Center

UNESCO Water Chair 

https://globalcenterforadvancedstudies.org/member/adrian-parr/