The Country of the Blind, and Other Stories
What could it mean to extend “watching the coast” to “filming the sea”? Are there any National Sea Film Institutions? There should be.
Because on the one hand, as the anthropologist Michael Taussig describes it, the modern sea is an image, a wallpaper backdrop for a Malibu or Folkestone lifestyle. On the other hand, in mostly invisible movements, the seas transport more than 90% of all global trade. So from any given coastline, the sea is an image, and it is not, too. Images of the sea remind us of this situation precisely: that what you can see is always just the surface, the proverbial tip of the iceberg.
— CAMP (excerpt from the 2011 Folkestone Triennial catalogue “A Million Miles from Home”)
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