A Perfect and Absolute Blank

Lee, Rona, Borland, Christine, Arnfield, Jane and Johnston, Sandra (2015) A Perfect and Absolute Blank. Gateshead, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art.

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Abstract

Despite its powerful subconscious and imaginary pull - the source of fantastic creatures and lost cities, the cruel grave of hapless seafarers and travellers - the sea has largely been consigned to the margins of the terrestrial, a mere surface to be traversed in pursuit of capital and territory – Lewis Caroll’s ‘perfect and absolute blank!’. Contemporary thought has however taken an oceanic turn - prompted by political, ecological, technological and material shifts - undersea resource extraction, claiming and division of sub maritime territories, seaborne migration and trafficking, overfishing, rising sea levels – all have emerged as concerns of global significance.

Emerging from the research interests of staff at Northumbria University in inter-disciplinarity and the creation of new knowledge across the sciences, humanities and arts, the event will include performances, screening and discussions in order to consider both the impact of human activity upon the 71% of the planet’s surface that is covered by water and how we might think with the liquidity, mobility and volume of the sea to evolve new fluid ontologies of the world we inhabit.

Item Type: Other
Uncontrolled Keywords: sea, art, depth, surface
Subjects: W100 Fine Art
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Arts
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Depositing User: Rona Lee
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2016 10:23
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2017 08:09
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/25334

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