black sea

2020

A fathom, a measurement of depth, has its origins in an ancient word for an embrace of outstretched arms, traditionally 1.83cm in length.

 

The idea of trying to measure the immeasurable in this way, a body of water being impossible to hold, slippery,

resisting definition, underlies this series of works.

 

Unfathomable depths within a black sea harbour absorbed histories, the breakdown of material matter taking millions of years.

 

This slow process is described by Astrida Neimanis as  'Residence Time' in her text

'The Breathless Sea'.

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