A site-specific exhibition on the coast of the Isle of Wight aimed at raising awareness of overfishing. The exhibition features an immersive installation created by BASK and a series of specially commissioned photographs by Claudia Legge. www.thedefencelesscontainer.com
This exhibition aims to raise awareness of overfishing of our seas and further invite a discussion on sustainability. All proceeds from the exhibition will be going to the Blue Marine Foundation to help develop their Solent Oyster program.
The Blue Marine Foundation aims to transplant ten million oysters to the Solent by 2020 to revive what was once the biggest fishery of native oysters in Europe. BLUE is raising money to purchase the 10 million hatchery-reared juvenile oysters to re-seed oyster beds and increase the coverage of oysters in the Solent with the long-term aim of enabling the sustainable harvesting of oysters. This money raised will help to fund the five year plan for oyster re-introduction.
The artist collective BASK will be installing an immersive installtion in a World War II bunker on the beach. This installation involves filling the entire space with salt, and submerged within this salt will be a series of wooden sculptures. This artwork intends to represent the barren seascape it overlooks.
Secondly photographer Claudia Legge has been specially commissioned to create a series of underwater photographs which will be exhibited in a nearby basement gallery. These photographs will be for sale, with the proceeds going to the Blue Marine Foundation.
It is open to the public for the duration of the summer and is free to attend. If you follow the coordinates (50°41'42.6"N 1°05'23.1"W) or type them into your Satnav the space is easy to find. It is set to be a very exciting exhibition and we hope to see you all down there this summer!