Venice project Sea State inverses earth and sea
Contemporary Art | Singapore inaugurates its 2015 Venice Biennale pavilion with a project in the series « Seastate » , begun in 2005 by artist and sailing champion Charles Lim.
This project is inspired by the codex of the World Meteorological Organizaiton, a system developed to measure climate conditions and different states of the sea. Reflecting on the indefinable limits of the sea, Charles Lim questions maritime and terrestrial perceptions, showing to what extend they tend to shift and inverse. Situated on the edge of Southeast Asia, Singapore is at the intersection of three seas : the South China Sea, the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean. It participates in this notion of inversion and impermanence, where borders dilute and, behind the sea, the land lurks. The sea is a complex, transnational, natural mixing place, where nature and culture cross-pollinate. A taste of the future.
Publié le 12/05/2015
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