Their Dead

2019
Sodium nitrate, water, overhead projector

This is an ongoing performances series of ‘poetic animism’ in the frame of the project Transpose, which explores the relationship between Northern and Southern Hemispheres, in regard to Atlantic salmon aquaculture, landscape management and manipulation towards living marine resources.

Sentences are extracted from various sources: poetry, dreams and philosophical texts. Here, the sentence “Their dead will be buried underneath a layer of plastic”, taken from the book Being Salmon, Being Human (pp 62) by philosopher Martin Lee-Mueller, is only recognisable for an instant before becoming a liquid smudge on glass, about to be crystallised.

 

  • Performed in the exhibition 5 Kilograms of Eye-Opener, Small Projects, Tromsø, Norway, 2019
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