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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"See!"
by Ingrid Goldbloom Bloch
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Title:
"See!"

Author:
Ingrid Goldbloom Bloch

Description:
“See!” Materials: Recycled Eyeglass Lenses and Plastic Acupuncture Needle Guides 61 x 122 CM 2016 To observe, notice, distinguish, discern, behold, regard, comprehend, consider, discover, know, attend to, perceive, acknowledge and to grasp. “See!” is a call to action for people to open their eyes and SEE! This art piece/proposal visually shows the mathematical modeling of ocean dynamics and why plastics converge into a giant garbage heap. The eyeglass lenses are meant to be a window into the problem and also represent a tentacle of an ever-expanding man-made sea creature that is harming the world’s oceans. In addition to displaying this art piece, I aim to recreate this artwork on a larger scale where the public will contribute to a communal piece and be able to experience themselves, how: 1) Each individual piece of plastic flows into a collective mass and 2) How each individual person can become part of a collective voice. Using both mathematical drawings and recycled materials the public will be invited to contribute their own plastic flotsam (in place of the lenses) that will become part of a colorful wall piece (temporary or permanent depending on location) that visually depicts how quickly small pieces of plastic converge into something large.
Description:
“See!” Materials: Recycled Eyeglass Lenses and Plastic Acupuncture Needle Guides 61 x 122 CM 2016 To observe, notice, distinguish, discern, behold, regard, comprehend, consider, discover, know, attend to, perceive, acknowledge and to grasp. “See!” is a call to action for people to open their eyes and SEE! This art piece/proposal visually shows the mathematical modeling of ocean dynamics and why plastics converge into a giant garbage heap. The eyeglass lenses are meant to be a window into the problem and also represent a tentacle of an ever-expanding man-made sea creature that is harming the world’s oceans. In addition to displaying this art piece, I aim to recreate this artwork on a larger scale where the public will contribute to a communal piece and be able to experience themselves, how: 1) Each individual piece of plastic flows into a collective mass and 2) How each individual person can become part of a collective voice. Using both mathematical drawings and recycled materials the public will be invited to contribute their own plastic flotsam (in place of the lenses) that will become part of a colorful wall piece (temporary or permanent depending on location) that visually depicts how quickly small pieces of plastic converge into something large.
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