Currently 14 has set sail!
It comprises of three interlocking events in June – August 2014, emerging from Currently 2013.
The Vanishing, Elisabeth Weihe
Greenwash, Amanda Steggell
SmartBuoy Workshop, Ross Dalziel/Adrian McEwen
25 June until sometime around the end of July/beginning of August, 2014
Sailing from Oslo to South England
On June 25, 2014 Elisabeth Weihe (artist/captain) set sail on a field trip from Oslo towards Dover on her boat Tiksi, reporting back on her journey as she monitors structures of the sea along the way. Her aim is to gather photos, stories and seawater for her project The Vanishing where she hopes to create impressions that evoke the temporality of coastal culture from a long terms perspective. Her idea is to collect seawater and photographs from sites spotted from her boat. Returning to Oslo she will gradually paint layers of seawater on the photographs. Over the space of a year the salt will crystallize and take over the image – creating a solid structural layer of something once fluid.
Coastal Culture Festival, Bjørvika, Oslo NO
17-20 July, 2014
Greenwash looks at the quality of seawater of ports, havens and beaches by experimenting with soap made from ingredients such as seawater, seaweed and oil from a sperm whale stranded in Fredrikstad, Norway, 2003. During four days at Bjørvika there will be activities for big and small. Experience how people made soap in the old days. Listen to a talk about Handcraft – an intangible coastal cultural heritage. Sniff soap made from sperm whale oil, and more. Children are especially invited to take part in a workshop for testing the quality of the water at Bjørvika.
Albert Docks, Liverpool UK
30th August, 2014
Ross Dalziel and computer scientist Adrian McEwen will be running a DIY SmartBuoy workshop with National Museums Liverpool Maritime Museum on the Albert Dock in Liverpool on Saturday 30th August 2014. This drop-in workshop features building breadboard Arduino based water quality sensors on board hand made floating buoys made from waste plastic and supported by demonstrations from Liverpool’s National Oceanographic Centre.