Project Description

Your Ocean, My Ocean (YOMO) brings together a transdisciplinary group of artists and designers to create a series of intermedia performances and exhibitions. These projects juxtapose responses to the natural beauty of oceans and coastlines with responses to detrimental human impacts on marine ecosystems. Influenced by philosphies of dialectical naturalism, YOMO takes an integrative approach to exploring aspects of the human-ocean relationship, illuminating ways in which the human desire to transform our environment is unleashing destructive forces that endanger the world and everything in it, including ourselves.

Launching in September 2021 through Eco Art Lab, YOMO: Interactive is an online project with an engaging game-like interface that enables viewers to create their own story by navigating dance, theatre and music segments responding to the natural beauty of oceans and coastlines, as well as to detrimental human impacts on ocean ecosystems. Openhaus Athletics offered a series of animated photographs and films depicting Afro-diasporic ocean deity Mami Wata in relationship with the cycles of the Moon.

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