August 2011, João Parrinha
Material: beach trash, steel, wire
Size: 250cm x 100cm x 100cm
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Abyss is Joao’s vision of the fish of the future, made of beach trash instead of flesh and bones, and surviving by eating rubbish rather than other fish – all of whom have been wiped out as a result of our own selfish existence. Natural evolution suggests this dark scenario isn’t entirely improbable, and it’s down to us as the earth’s inhabitants to change our destructive way of life to ensure we don’t end up going down that catastrophic road.