𝘊𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘨𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘔𝘺𝘵𝘩𝘴 - 𝘪𝘯 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘥𝘴 𝘯𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘪𝘴𝘩𝘦𝘥
During the finissage of Charging Myths on Sunday 4 June 2023, we look at deepseamining through storytelling at Framer Framed during Amsterdam Art Week 2023. Within the context of the exhibition, following the trail of lithium, four artists use different methods to forge a deeper connection to natural materials, whose stories and traces are often unknown.
A Seat for the Sea
Deep sea mining (DSM) is rapidly coming to be, after a false dawn in the 1970s, a devastating reality. From four to five kilometres below sea level to the depths of the seabed, the process is hidden from our view. How can our imaginary make visible what is beyond human perspective? At Framer Framed, Greet Brauwers & Raf Custers address two angles that factor into the mainstream narrative of DSM. The programme's performances, talks and stories -including The Ocean's Trompe l'Oeil- are compiled in a zine produced in collaboration with the artists, On-Trade-Off and Framer Framed.
The Ocean's Trompe l'Oeil
With contributions by Greet Brauwers, Raf Custers, Nemo Camus, Ester Mugambi, Luigi Coppola, en Lucrezia Cippitelli.
The title of this program is taken from the poem, 𝘞𝘦 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘢 𝘕𝘦𝘸 𝘚𝘶𝘯, by Pélagie Gbaguidi featured in 𝘊𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘨𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘔𝘺𝘵𝘩𝘴.
Framer Framed is a platform for contemporary art, visual culture, and critical theory & practice. Each year the organisation presents a variety of exhibitions in collaboration with both emerging and established international curators and artists. An extensive public program is organised alongsi…
Greet Brauwers (BE) is a journalist, researcher, filmmaker and artist. She is the author of several documentaries including 'Bruxelles-Kinshasa', 'Do You Copy Me?', 'Torture in Baraka', 'Marrying across the border' and 'Everyone migrant'. The documentary 'Lithium, curse or blessing for Bolivia' wa…