Artist Entries – The Universal Sea Awards I

Our EU co-funded project The Universal Sea ran three Open Calls to Artists. A big thank to all artists for their great contributions! Here you can find our Top 100 submissions of our first open call from 2017 as a reference. They were all published in the guidebook from 2019.

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Images from Place 2017
by Andrew Hornett
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Title:
Images from Place 2017

Author:
Andrew Hornett

Description:
These days with the almost overwhelming barrage of images and information detailing the destruction of our planet, the population at large is becoming increasingly numb, apathetic… I believe that artists would have more success getting their messages across in subtler ways… It is important to create something that is initially intriguing, before subtle messages have a chance to permeate… Art is there to encourage thought rather than shove message down throats… The images supplied are from an exhibition in July 2017 where everything was created onsite using my own amassed plastic waste… I am only one person, yet can generate so much waste… Most of the materials in this exhibition have been used in previous exhibitions, but in different ways… For me, rather than reusing one plastic bottle to create one piece of art, I prefer to use the same material again and again to create many ephemeral works…
Description:
These days with the almost overwhelming barrage of images and information detailing the destruction of our planet, the population at large is becoming increasingly numb, apathetic… I believe that artists would have more success getting their messages across in subtler ways… It is important to create something that is initially intriguing, before subtle messages have a chance to permeate… Art is there to encourage thought rather than shove message down throats… The images supplied are from an exhibition in July 2017 where everything was created onsite using my own amassed plastic waste… I am only one person, yet can generate so much waste… Most of the materials in this exhibition have been used in previous exhibitions, but in different ways… For me, rather than reusing one plastic bottle to create one piece of art, I prefer to use the same material again and again to create many ephemeral works…
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