The Deep Sea Minding project, by the artist collective Superflex, merges scientific and artistic research to understand the marine world and anticipate how it might evolve in this age of global warming. Having first explored the waters of the South Pacific, Superflex is now setting out for Papua New Guinea. For the latest phase of this socially engaged project, ecological but also poetic, the collective will explore the notion of ‘surface’ –  as a gravitational and material boundary that makes oceans the only ​part of earth where diving is possible. Throughout the project, the collective imagines and designs mixed structures, at the crossroads of humans and marine species. Dive-In, presented in February 2019 at Desert X (in the Coachella Valley), is the first milestone. The project has been commissioned by the TBA21-Academy, founded by Francesca Thyssen-Bornemisza and directed by Markus Reymann.

Deep sea minding 2018 Photo: Superflex

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