The Universal Sea goes to Los Angeles

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Made Out of WHAT is bringing together artists, scientists, environmental leaders and activists from around the world in order to participate in an unprecedented series of events to celebrate the launch of the book The Universal Sea, Pure or Plastic?, the just-released 464-page manual on creative solutions to the problem of plastic pollution in our waters (published by the Institute for Art and Innovation, Berlin)
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Artwork on display:

LAST COLONY

Installation made out recycled plastic bags

An upside garden, an artificial landscape, an organic growth, an exotic botanical species, the bottom of the sea, Hitchcockian plants, a swarm of flowers ready to kill (patriarchy), cotton, a caravan of melting snow, flocking polymers, a settlement of alien species, refuges, a divinity, a dominion, flora and fauna merging into a dreamland, time on its way to heaven, a particular kind of mould, a bacterial infection, bats, mingling microbes, a disease about to multiply and spread globally, white plague, white supremacy sperms, a cross-pollination experiment, seeking the sublime, the extinction of a white bear, jelly fish morphing for survival, an apocalyptic air filtering devise, a surveillance system, a pac of ears, a mob of eyes, molecules planning on suffocating you, a polyethylene outpost, particles saying I love you, the “deceiveness” of our times, a delusional mirage…is this the last colony, at last?
Outdoor & indoor, site specific, these bags in this shape, have travelled places and meanings, transformed and transforming. They have been attached to repurposed tree branches, metal wire, iced, planted and hanged, ready for becoming birds and bouquets, people and ballerinas, flora and fauna, creatures. Here is a brief history:
And They Lived Happily Ever After (2006), 1000 elements set in a large pond in Connecticut. Pilgrimage to Perdition (2007),1000 set in ice and snow in Dawson city, CanadaThe Usual Suspects (2007), against the wall in Dawson City, Canada,Gardening (2007), set in 1000 recycled yogurt containers in in Dawson City, CanadaRush Hour in Dawson City (2007), interacting with Martin Kippenberg’s World’s Underground piece Self Portrait (2007), hanged from the ceiling in Cleveland, Ohio.Then Snow Melts: Forever Spring (2008), on a large loan in Vermont (where they were mistaken as chickens).4th Dimension (2008), in conversation with a mirror to form an all immersive environment in Omaha, Nebraska.La Grande Abbuffata (2008), an overgrowth over a table in Omaha, 2008And They Lived Happily Ever After, Again (2018), popping out a loan in Los Angeles.Not For Sale! (2019) growing out of the ceiling in Oakland CALast Colony (2019), 72 question marks falling down in China Town, Los Angeles

Plastic Scream (Italy 2018), Digital print on paper limited edition 1/10 (printed 2019), 17X23″ – $1200
Save Me (Italy 2018), Digital print on paper limited edition 1/10 (printed 2019), 17X23″ – $1200
Peschetarian (Italy 2018), Digital print on paper limited edition 1/10 (printed 2019), 17X23″ – $1200
Peschetarian Blues (Italy 2018), Digital print on paper limited edition 1/10 (printed 2019), 23X17″ – $1200

Schedule of events:

Art Exhibition, Book Launch and Opening Party: August 8, 6:00-9:00pm.

Chinatown Summer Nights: August 10, 5:00pm – midnight

Closing Party: August 17, 7:00-10:00pm

Location: Gallery Old Arcade, 936 Mei Ling Way, Chinatown, Los Angeles

Symposium: August 12, 6:00-9:00pm / Location: Casa Italiana 1051 N Broadway, LA, CA 90012

Participating artists:

Dianna Cohen, Marcus Eriksen, Claudia Borgna, Cynthia Minet, Sarah Julig, Camila Magrane, Sutu, Chris Jordan, Judith Selby and Richard Lang, students of Film University Potsdam-Babelsberg/DE

Keynote Speakers:

Denise Domergue, Founder and Director, Made Out of WHAT

Captain Charles Moore, Founder, Algalita Marine Research Institute

Anna Cummins, Co-founder, 5 Gyres Institute

Dianna Cohen, Artist and CEO, Plastic Pollution Coalition

Nicole Loeser, Artistic Director, Institute for Art and Innovation, Berlin

Dr. Angelica Boehm, Professor and Activist, Film University Potsdam-Babelsberg, Germany

Prof. Dr. Stefan Winter, Philosopher, Institute for Artistic Research, Film University Potsdam-Babelsberg, Germany

Kevin Patel, Youth activist

David de Rothschild, Adventurer, activist

Moderators:

Bonny Bentzin, Deputy Chief Sustainability Officer at UCLA and

Ed Begley, Jr., actor and environmentalist

We’d be very happy to meet you in Los Angeles or if you can spread the word of our mission.

You can get your tickets HERE. And more details about the program can be soon found HERE!

We wish you a great summer,

The Universal Sea Team 

The Universal Sea project, co-funded by the EU, is an attempt to explore new collaborations between the art world, science and entrepreneurship. It is an independent non-profit initiative coordinated by the Foundation for Entrepreneurship (Berlin, Germany), in partnership with the Center of Polish Sculpture (Oronsko, Poland) and Hybridart Management (Budapest, Hungary), in cooperation with EUCC-D(Rostock, Germany). The project was initiated by the Institute for Art and Innovation e.V. (Berlin, Germany).

Made Out of WHAT is a non-profit organization founded to raise awareness about the challenge of industrial and consumer waste by showcasing brilliant, practical solutions from artists and designers around the world. Through exhibitions, videos, films, educational workshops, and multiple social media platforms, they broadcast true stories of committed human ingenuity and skill found today in design and art from around the world. Similarly, The Universal Sea just launched its first book, a guide to fight the plastic epidemic by presenting solutions from artists, designers, scientists, students from the four corners of the earth.

Teaming up on this special event, the two NGOs will gather together artists, scientists, environmental leaders and activists from around the world to participate in an unprecedented series of events surrounding The Universal Sea art exhibition: a book launch, symposium, dance party and more!

The event will kick off with an art exhibition and book launch of The Universal Sea, Pure or Plastic? The opening party will feature international artists who have transformed consumer waste into powerful visual manifestos, a performance, drinks and hors d’oeuvres, and more.

The exhibition will be open for viewing during Chinatown Summer Nights, an evening of music and dancing on the Central Plaza with food trucks and shopping.

Our symposium will follow featuring a panel of distinguished speakers from around the globe addressing a spectrum of solutions to the plastic emergency. There will be artwork on display from a student competition entitled Junk Battle and more.

To wrap up the exciting event series, come to our Closing Party. There will be a trash Virtual Reality experience and live music played on instruments crafted from detritus.

Get your tickets for The Universal Sea: Art Exhibition, Book Launch and Symposium.

The Universal Sea project, co-funded by the EU, is an attempt to explore new collaborations between the art world, science and entrepreneurship. It is an independent non-profit initiative coordinated by the Foundation for Entrepreneurship (Berlin, Germany), in partnership with the Center of Polish Sculpture (Oronsko, Poland) and Hybridart Management (Budapest, Hungary), in cooperation with EUCC-D(Rostock, Germany). The project was initiated by the Institute for Art and Innovation e.V. (Berlin, Germany).