Phenomenal Ocean

A podcast series produced by the Art Institute and TBA21–Academy. It should be viewed as the beginning of a series of humble but meaningful audio and video productions that address these very issues. Now that we are so worried about our own existence, we should also consider the existence of other non-human forms of life. Now that we are so anxious about our future, we may be able to understand the fear held by nature, by the oceans, by all those that have felt threatened by our actions. We really hope you enjoy this series and we are looking forward to providing further content and artistic input on the matter very soon here and via social media channels as well as the Ocean Archive by TBA21–Academy.

In addition to Chus Martínez, head of the Art Institute, and Markus Reymann, director of TBA21–Academy, the conversations include marine scientists Skye Morét and Marzia Rovere, geneticist Alexander Tarakhovsky, writer Ingo Niermann, and Francesca Mussi, a researcher in international law, as well as artists Julieta Aranda, Elena Mazzi, Marco Roso, Teresa Solar, and Lena Maria Thüring. The recordings have been made during The Current II, Summer School and Convening #2: Phenomenal Ocean, both led by Chus Martínez and held in September 2019 at TBA21–Academy and Ocean Space in Venice, a venue whose primary aim is to enhance the process and demands of becoming Earth through a dialogue between art, science, advocacy, and activism.

Participants of the Public Events: The Current II Convening #2: Phenomenal Ocean:
Carsten Aniksdal, Julieta Aranda, Amanda Coulson, DIS (Marco Roso), Elena Mazzi, Skye Morét, Francesca Mussi, Katrin Niedermeier, Ingo Niermann, Markus Reymann, Tabita Rezaire, Marzia Rovere, Teresa Solar, Alexander Tarakhovsky, Lena Maria Thüring, Francesca Thyssen-Bornemisza, Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll, special contribution by Niño de Elche
Moderated by Chus Martínez

Participants of the Summer School #2 at the Ocean Space:
Hamza Amleh, Vela Arbutina, Céline Maria Brunko, Nadine Cueni, Damien Juillard, Leah Joséphine Nehmert, Jacob Ott, Diogo Pinto (Art Institute); Sonia Barbey, Mattia Bussola, María Valeria Biondo (A plus A, The School for Curatorial Studies, Venice)

The Summer School was mentored by Thomas Lempertz, Teresa Solar, Lena Maria Thüring, María Montero Sierra, and Marion Ritzmann. With the special participation of Jane da Mosto, Fabio Cavallari, Angela Pomaro (ISMAR), and Microclima.

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