The Photography Collection
Fear. That's what I felt most when thinking about getting on the ship.
The ocean is the earth's largest organism, just like the human skin is ours, and we have to surrender to it completely. My relationship to water is complex, maybe because I was severely burnt as a one-year-old. But on the other side of fear, we find the new. At this frontier of the unknown, art and science intersect.
Patagonia has the third largest ice reserves in the world.
This ecosystem is being disrupted:
Ocean acidification, global warming, retreating glaciers.
I produced Behold The Ocean in Chile in December 2020, during the global pandemic when governmental measurements severely affected environmental research, resulting in data gaps, the significance of which is yet to be determined. The project documents a scientific expedition to the Southernmost of Patagonia in globally turbulent times and my personal experience during that period.
Now, I am using the work to map our rapidly changing nature to the blockchain as an act of future-proof preservation. With the proceeds, friend and marine biologist Max Vergara and I put together and fund a scientific expedition to Cape Horn in 2022. When we return, we’ll publish the environmental data on-chain.