June 13, 2011
With artists Evy Jokhova (May 21 and 28) and Lusea Warner (May 14 and June 4), both experienced re-modelers of discarded plastic, we reformed refuse in a series of workshops to raise awareness about the volume of plastic debris in the oceans. See more pictures on our flickr site here.
What lurks in the deep? A shocking amount, even in the darkest depths: some of it bizarre, others utterly alien.
Guest speakers joined us for a Pecha Kucha series of short talks about what lurks in the least explored place on Earth, featuring James Maclain and Diva Amon from the Natural History Museum, Jan von Bochove from Coral Cay Conservation, and Ron Douglas from City University.
June 12, 2011
Bioluminescent bacteria – responsible for the “milky seas” described by sailors for many centuries – joined us at Project Ocean courtesy of microbiologist Simon Park of the University of Surrey.
Costumier Anna Cocciadiferro joined us to display these immaculate and interactive Coral Costumes, inspired by coral biology and designed in collaboration with the Coral Reef Research Unit at the University of Essex.
The hat, suspended inside a plastic chamber, was devised to illustrate the symbiotic relationship between coral and their colourful zooxanthellae, which are symbolized by confetti.
Two other pieces represent soft, mobile coral and the hard skeletons of staghorn coral. See more pics here on our flickr site.
Part of Project Ocean, a month of activities hosted by Selfridges in partnership with the Zoological Society of London and 20 conservation and environmental NGOs.