Drowning in a Sea of Infinite Meaning
The sea is a peculiar space - concrete yet abstract, it opens up a rich space for the human imaginary. Its surface, though seemingly mapped scientifically, technologically and economically, ultimately escapes knowledge and control in its everchanging nature and with its unpredictable powers. Drowning in a Sea of Infinite Meaning looks at the sea's capricious, uncontrollable and sweeping surface appearances and human encounters with it. It is inspired by novels and poetry about the sea as well as by the romantic conception of the sublime. On the verge of abstraction the photographs establish a poetic space for the imagination that hints at the indefinite nature of the seas and our incapability to fathom it in its entirety.
Virgilio Ferreira • Laurie Griffiths • Kristin Hoell • Mitch Karunaratne • Chloe Lelliott • Holly Oliver • Mark Purdom • Vanessa Roy • Heather Shuker • Paul Walsh • Kat Williams •