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UNSEEN Exhibition - 'Plastic in Australian Seabirds'


Lavers, JL and Stuckenbrock, S and Alberts, EC, UNSEEN Exhibition - 'Plastic in Australian Seabirds', The Gallery Project, Michigan, USA (2014) [Curated Exhibition]


There's the world we that see. But there's also a sizable part of the world that's left "Unseen". The quest to see lies at the heart of human urgency. To breach the barrier between the visible and the invisible is compelling, emotional, informative, and even magical. This process of discovery has always driven thinkers and image makers: artists, scientists and philosophers, from astronomers to nanotechnologists, from documentarians and data analysts to planners and prognosticators. As the unseen becomes seeable and seen, a pivot occurs, revealing and demanding irreversible change. No one who has "seen" is ever the same.

Gallery Project presents Unseen, a dual-site, multi-media exhibition in which over 50 local, regional, national, and international artists and scientists explore the thresholds of visibility, revealing crucial, unseen phenomena that impact, inform and enrich our daily lives. Many contemporary artists and scientists dedicate themselves to researching and expressing the unseen, to making the invisible visible. They might be motivated to advance their disciplines through the process of discovery, or be fascinated by the challenge and adventure of harnessing emerging technologies to express ideas. They might believe it is important to uncover secrets, to disclose purposely hidden information, some of which strikes at the heart of democracy, personal freedom, and the survival of Planet Earth. They might also seek to awaken consciousness and to initiate conversation about outcomes, implications and possibilities. They might wish simply to breach assumed limits of human perception and comprehension to see more of what is and is possible.

Item Details

Item Type:Curated Exhibition
Keywords:marine debris, plastic pollution, seabird ecology
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Environmental management
Research Field:Conservation and biodiversity
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Marine systems and management
Objective Field:Marine biodiversity
UTAS Author:Lavers, JL (Dr Jennifer Lavers)
ID Code:112221
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:Ecology and Biodiversity
Deposited On:2016-10-31
Last Modified:2017-10-23

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