Oceans, seas, lakes, and rivers are dying.
Leisure in Blue Spaces involves negotiating and
adjusting to how pollution is ecological. Pollution is not simply an outcome of leisure but formative of it.
Pollution is not simply an object but an active agent.
Blue space leisure involves thinking, feeling, adapting, and acting with the rhythms, flows, surges, throbbing, and aesthetics of pollution.
An international collaboration of photographers,
activists, sculptors, poets, filmmakers, and more
interrogate contradictions, paradoxes, and tensions of what we are calling ‘polluted leisure’. Submissions come from the United Kingdom, Japan, Norway, Australia and the United States.
The example for this particular exhibition is surfing.
Surfers are ‘canaries in the coalmine’ when it comes
to polluted leisure in this age of pollution.
Location: Ex Libris Gallery, Newcastle University.
Dates: 21st to 30th September, 2018