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Polvo Incognito

Artists: Joao Parrinha & Xandi Kreuzeder
Location of temporary exhibition: Oceanário de Lisboa, Portugal
Material: Mixed Beach Trash //  Size: 450 cm diameter

Revenge will come.

Forget about the past … we are the survivors.

We do not need to sleep, we do not need to live together as a group.

We have more than one brain and we are able to solve problems and hide without anyone being able to discover our stalking. We know how to defend ourselves against our adversaries, it does not matter if it is a shark or a human.

We do not have bones that allows us to escape from the impossible.

Plastic is not our problem, we can survive it.

Our biggest enemy is the human who cuts us into pieces for salad.

The human that warms up the world while destroying our ecosystem.

This miserly human.

This greedy human.

But there is something unknown of us, we have memory and rancor,

on the day of the uprising we will fight to death.

 

New art @ Pamplona exhibition until mid July 2019

We are back in Pamplona with a newly created “Keep the oceans clean” exhibition for the early summer 2019 unitl mid July.

This exhibition is only possible since the City Council of Almada is lending out five art works for this exhibition:

  • Polvo Preto
  • Cavalho Marinho
  • Driftwood Dolphin
  • Carangueijo
  • Carapaus

These art pieces were all comissioned by the City Council of Almada in 2017 for the Environmental Centre of Costa Caparica to Skeleton Sea. All five art works were created by Skeleton Sea artist Xandi Kreuzeder. Thank you very much –  we are very grateful for this support.

In the exhibition hall of Batán de Villava vistiors find on display:

  • Message from the Deep – created in 2018
  • Polvo Preto – – created in 2017
  • Cavalo Marinho – created in 2017
  • Dolphin “dragging a plastic net” –  created in 2019

Polvo Preto, Message from the Deep and Cavalo Marinho:

Polvo Preto created in 2017 for the City Council of Almada:

Carangueijo created in 2017 for the City Council of Almada:

The Innocent Victim – a  dolphin tangled in a nets and debris – created in 2019:

Last but not leasst more art is on duisplay  in the Molino San Andres:

  • Driftwood Dolphin – created in 2017 for the City Council of Almada.
  • Tigershark – created in 2019
  • Spitting whale – created in 2019
  • The Albatross with Film

Driftwood Dolphin created in 2017 for the City Council of Almada:

Tigershark created in 2019:

Spitting Whale created in 2019:

The Albatross Exhibitionist:T

Carapaus created in 2017 for the City Council of Almada:

Cavalo Marinho created in 2017 for the City Council of Almada:

Two art works are on display in the garden of Depósitos de Mendillorri:

Face of Pollution – created in 2019:

Ghost Seal – created in 2018:

Art @ European Maritime Day 2019 in Lisbon

On the 16th and 17th of May, 2019 at the Congress Centre, Lisbon, our art pieces, „Miss Flip-Flop”, “The Abyss” and „Albatross” will welcome and accompany participants of the „European Maritime Day 2019″, an annual conference, organized in 2019 by the European Congress and the Republic of Portugal, with this year’s focus on the research and innovation of healthy oceans.

As well on exhibition are works created by school classes on May 2nd, 2019 at the Praça de Europa organised by he European Commission Representation in Portugal and executed by us under the event campaign: “An  Changing Ocean“.

 

All of these works tell a story…..

Every little art piece  helps to improve the perception of nature and its protection. From those who create in the “Turn Trash into Art” workshop, to those who come to look at the resulting exhibitions.

All works created by school classes on May 2nd, 2019 at the Praça de Europa organised by he European Commission Representation in Portugal and executed by Skeleton Sea under the event campaign: “An  Changing Ocean“   🌊 !

   

The2nd stop of “An Ocean of Change” is on it’s way tomorrow …

A pile of garbage in a capital city!
Where has it come from? From the ocean!

Washed up on the shores  and ignored, as it is easier to look away, and next to it, a gargantuan octopus! Who is he? Polvo Incognito, created from ocean refuse and drawing much attention since becoming a being of its own!

This situation can be found on the 2nd and 3rd of May, 2019 at the Praça da Europa, the „Square of Europe”, in Lisbon. Skeleton Sea artists, Xandi Kreuzeder his team will take children with them on a creative journey.  In the “Turn Trash into Art” workshops, the second stop on “An Ocean of Change”, all the material found at the April beach clean near Ericeira will be transformed into art.

As with the beach cleanup, people get personal with the trash. At first sight of the rubbish, massively differing reactions can be heard. Exclamations such as: “What a treasure!” Or “That’s trash!” And yes:  It is intended to draw attention, stimulate creativity and trigger emotions, as this is where the creating begins. Fantasy and technology play equal roles where, from oceanic regurgitated odds and ends, something new is born. Whether observed soberly or full of emotion: it is art.

Frighteningly gloomy, joltingly impulsive or joyfully colourful – ultimately, all of these works tell a story. Every piece, every history helps to improve the perception of nature and its protection. From those who create in the “Turn Trash into Art” workshop, to those who come to look at the resulting exhibitions.

About Turn Trash into Art workshops by Skeleton Sea

”Turn Trash into Art” workshop sessions by Skeleton Sea are an interactive activity creating art from beach trash and in doing so, trying to change everyday habits and inspire communities, schools and families to take pride in their natural surroundings.

“An Ocean of Change”– The Beach Clean Up is a wrap …

The cooperation between three environmental initiatives located around Ericeira; Ocean Hope, Futurix and Skeleton Sea in partnership with the European Parliament Office and the European Commission Representation in Portugal is far more than simply a temporary success and actively involves the population.

„An Ocean of Change“ is the slogan under which something can be done together, both with and for nature and then be exhibited. The eight week plus spring campaign not only garners attention for the protection of nature and the environment, but also transfers it into everyday life.The three-part campaign consists of „Beach cleaning“, „Turn Trash into Art“ workshops and the exhibition of those works at the „Praça da Europa” in Lisbon.

The beach cleaning kick-off took  place on the 25th of April 2019, on the Foz do Lizandro Beach, in Ericeira, right on the Atlantic coast where the spring storms bring along a flotsam of rubbish onto the shores; filth, litter and oddities.

110 dedicated participants joined the session despite of the stormy April weather with some rain. Thank you to all participants for coming out today and for the love and the dedication to make this Beach Clean Up such a special one!  As well thank you to the European Parliament Office and the European Commission Representation in Portugal for making this all possible.

 

     

 


All photos by Helena Kreuzeder ® Skeleton Sea.

An Ocean of Change – Informação para os Media

Ericeria, Portugal – Dia 4 de abril de 2019

UM OCEANO EM MUDANÇA – LIMPEZA DE PRAIA em cooperação com Ocean Hope, Futurix e Skeleton Sea promovido pelo Gabinete do Parlamento Europeu e pela Representação da Comissão Europeia em Portugal.

 INTRODUÇÃO

O que as ondas atiram para as nossas praias é apenas uma pequena fração da matéria artificial que se encontra nos nossos oceanos e os conspurca. O que se passa com os nossos oceanos? Ainda que por vezes pareça que se ruma em direção ao desconhecido e que a poluição continua a aumentar, o título emergente “Um Oceano em mudança” representa uma transição positiva para as águas atormentadas: respeito pela natureza, prevenção de lixo e medidas para devolver a saúde aos nossos mares.

DIA MARÍTIMO EUROPEU

Em 2019, o Dia Marítimo Europeu – EMD2019, decorrerá nos dias 16 e 17 de maio, em Lisboa. O foco do EMD2019 será o empreendedorismo azul: a inovação e o investimento para transformar setores marítimos tradicionais e impulsionar tecnologias emergentes e cadeias de valor. Será dado um foco específico às áreas da investigação e da inovação para um oceano livre de plástico

A “Skeleton Sea – Arte do Mar” exibirá duas das suas emblemáticas obras de arte: “Mermaid” e “Abyss”, ambas criadas a partir de lixo retirado do mar.

UM OCEANO EM MUDANÇA

A cooperação entre três iniciativas ecológicas localizadas na área de Lisboa, em parceria com o Gabinete do Parlamento Europeu e a Representação da Comissão Europeia em Portugal, é muito mais do que um sucesso temporário e conta com o envolvimento ativo da população.

“Um Oceano em Mudança“ é o mote para uma atuação conjunta, tanto com a natureza como pela natureza e que, posteriormente, pode ser exibida. A campanha primaveril que decorrerá ao longo de mais de oito semanas não só irá atrair a atenção para a proteção da natureza e do meio ambiente, como irá também ser incorporada na vida quotidiana da população.

A campanha será constituída por três fases: “Limpeza de Praia“, Workshops “Transforma o Lixo em Arte“ e numa exposição das obras criadas, a ter lugar na “Praça da Europa“, em Lisboa.

LIMPEZA DE PRAIA

O lançamento da limpeza de praia terá lugar no dia 25 de abril de 2019, na Praia da Foz do Lizandro, na Ericeira, em plena costa atlântica, onde as vagas de primavera trazem consigo algum lixo para a costa; sujidade, detritos e objetos estranhos. Coisas que não pertencem ao mar. Coisas que não são feitas naturalmente pelo mar. Destroços, despojos, cargas que caiem ao mar. Podemos imaginar aventuras e histórias engraçadas escondidas em alguns dos objetos que dão à costa, mas a maioria não tem qualquer significado nostálgico. Em vez disso, representam uma terrível ameaça à vegetação e às diversas formas de vida marinha. Um monte de lixo que não deve ter lugar no mar e, na sua generalidade, devia ser evitado. No entanto, no dia 6 de abril, entre as 10h e as 13h, pelo menos a praia da Foz do Lizandro será libertada.

CRIAÇÃO E EXPOSIÇÃO DE ARTE

Uma semana depois, o lixo recolhido a partir da limpeza de praia será então processado. Os artistas do “Skeleton Sea”, Xandi Kreuzeder e João Parrinha, trabalharão com grupos de crianças. A criatividade existe em todos nós e qualquer um de nós e todos juntos podemos fazer algo a partir do desperdício que o oceano nos devolve. A inspiração é dada pelo imponente “Polvo Incógnito”, o incognito octopus, que será exposto na Praça da Europa em Lisboa até ao dia 8 de junho de 2019 – o Dia Mundial dos Oceanos, juntamente com os vencedores do concurso internacional de fotografia “I live by the Ocean”.

DATAS IMPORTANTES:

  • 25 de abril de 2019: Limpeza de praia, Ericeira, Foz do Lizandro
  • 2 e 3 de maio de 2019: Workshop “Transforme o Lixo em de Arte”, Lisboa, Praça da Europa
  • 2 de maio a 8 de junho de 2019: Exposição de arte de rua, Lisboa, Praça da Europa
  • 16 e 17 de maio de 2019: Dia Marítimo Europeu, Lisboa, Centro de Congressos de Lisboa
  • 8 de junho de 2019: Dia Mundial dos Oceanos

An Ocean of Change – Media information in English

Ericeira, Portugal – Media information on the 4th of April 2019

An Ocean of Change – Beach Clean Up by Skeleton Sea in cooperation with Ocean Hope and Futurix promoted by the European Parliament Office and the European Commission Representation in Portugal.

INTRO

What waves spit out onto our beaches is only a mere fraction of the unnatural things clogging up the oceans. What is happening to our oceans? Even as they slosh towards a gaping unknown, where their pollution continues to increase, the emerging title „An Ocean of Change“ represents a positive transition amid a torrent of watery woe: respectful treatment of nature, prevention of rubbish and taking measures to return health to our seas.

EUROPEAN MARITIME DAY 2019

The 2019, the European Maritime Day– EMD 2019 will take place on the 16th and 17th of May in Lisbon. The focus of the EMD2019 will be on blue entrepreneurship, innovation and investment to transform traditional maritime sectors and boost emerging technologies and value chains. A specific focus will be put on research and innovation for a plastic-free ocean.

„Skeleton Sea – Art from the Sea” will exhibit two of their renowned works of art: “Mermaid” and „Abyss“ both created using ocean refuse.

AN OCEAN OF CHANGE

The cooperation between three eco-friendly initiatives located around Lisbon in partnership with the European Parliament Office and the European Commission Representation in Portugal is far more than simply a temporary success and actively involves the population.

„An Ocean of Change“ is the slogan under which something can be done together, both with and for nature and then be exhibited. The eight week plus spring campaign not only garners attention for the protection of nature and the environment, but also transfers it into everyday life.

The three-part campaign consists of „Beach cleaning“, „Turn Trash into Art“ workshops and the exhibition of those works at the „Praça da Europa” in Lisbon.

BEACH CLEANING

The beach cleaning kick-off will take place on the 25th April 2019, on the Foz do Lizandro Beach, in Ericeira, right on the Atlantic coast where the spring storms bring along a flotsam of rubbish onto the shores; filth, litter and oddities. Things that do not belong in its waters. Things that are not made naturally from the sea. Flotsam and jetsam, cargo dropped overboard. Adventurous and funny stories are hidden within some of the objects that are left washed ashore, but the majority have no nostalgic backgrounds. Instead, they pose a terrible threat to vegetation and lifeforms in the water. A heap of garbage that has no place in the sea and should generally be avoided. However, on the 6th April, between 10am-1pm at least the Foz do Lizandro beach will be freed from it.

CREATE AND EXHIBIT ART

One week later, the trash will be processed from the beach clean up. The Skeleton Sea artists Xandi Kreuzeder and João Parrinha will work with children. Creativity exists in all of us and anyone and everyone can make something out of the waste the ocean has spat back out at us. Inspiration is provided by the imposing „Polvo Incognito“ the „incognito octopus“, who will be emblazoned on the „Square of Europe” in Lisbon until the 8th June 2019 – the annual World Ocean Day, along with the winners of the international photo competition “I live by the Ocean”.

IMPORTANT DATES OVERVIEW

  • 25th April 2019: Beach clean up, Ericeira, Foz do Lizandro
  • 2nd and 3rd May 2019: Turn Trash into Art workshops, Lisbon, Praça de Europa
  • 2nd May until 8th June 2019: Street art exhibition, Lisbon, Praça de Europa
  • 16th and 17th May 2019: European Maritime Day, Lisbon, Congress Center Lisbon
  • 8th June 2019: World Ocean Day, worldwide

 

An Ocean of Change – Medieninformation in Deutsch

Ericeira, Portugal – Medieninformation am 4. April 2019

An Ocean of Change – Beach Clean Up in Kooperation mit Ocean Hope und Futurix  von Skeleton Sea gefördert vom Europäischen Parlamentsbüro und der Europäischen Kommissionsrepräsentanz in Portugal.

INTRO

Was die Wellen ausspucken und an den Strand spülen, ist ein Bruchteil dessen, was alles in den Ozeanen an Unnatürlichem herumgeistert. Wohin wandelt das Weltmeer? Ehe es zukünftig vollends ins Schwarze Unbekannte schwappt, die Verschmutzung der Ozeane weiter zunimmt, ehe das passiert, dreht sich der Titel „Weltmeer im Wandel“ ins Positive: mit respektvollem Umgang mit der Natur, der Vermeidung von Müll und mit Maßnahmen, den Meeren ihre Gesundheit zurückzugeben.

EUROPEAN MARITIME DAY

Organisiert vom Europäischen Congress und der Republik Portugal findet am 16./17. Mai 2019 in Lissabon der „European Maritime Day“ statt. Einen speziellen Fokus setzt die jährliche Konferenz diesmal auf die Forschung und Erneuerung für einen gesunden Ozean. „Skeleton Sea – Art from the Sea“ stellt dabei zwei seiner renommierten Kunstwerke aus: „Mermaid“ und „Abyss“. Arbeiten, die aus Trash aus dem Ozean entstanden sind.

AN OCEAN OF CHANGE

Die Kooperation zwischen drei rund um Lissabon ansässigen Umwelt-Initiativen und den offiziellen Stellen der Europäischen Union ist weit mehr als eine Eintagsfliege – sie bindet die Bevölkerung aktiv mit ein. Unter dem Slogan „An Ocean of Change“ wird gemeinsam etwas in und für die Natur getan und zur Schau gestellt. Durch diese über acht Wochen laufende Frühlingsaktion wird die Aufmerksamkeit zum Schutz der Natur und Umwelt geweckt und in den eigenen Alltag transferiert. Die dreiteilige Aktion besteht aus dem „Beach Cleaning“, aus „Turn Trash Into Art“ Workshops und der Ausstellung der Werke auf dem „Europaplatz“ in Lissabon.

STRANDREINIGUNG

Den Auftakt macht am 25. April 2019 das Beach Cleaning am Strand von Foz de Lizandro in Ericeira, direkt am Atlantik. Die Frühlingsstürme bringen alles Mögliche ans Ufer. Unrat, Müll, Seltsames. Sachen, die dort so nicht hingehören. Dinge, die nicht natürlich aus dem Meer entstehen. Ballast und Treibgut, über Bord gefallene Ladungen. Abenteuerliche und lustige Geschichten stecken in einigen Gegenständen, die angeschwemmt werden. Die Überzahl hat keine nostalgischen Hintergründe, sondern ist eine schreckliche Gefahr für die Vegetation und Lebewesen im Wasser. Ein Haufen Abfall, der nicht ins Meer gehört, und den es generell zu vermeiden gilt. Der Strand von Foz de Lizandro wird davon befreit. Am 6. April 2019 von 10 bis 13 Uhr.

KUNSTWERKE ERSCHAFFEN UND AUSSTELLEN

Eine Woche später wird der Trash aus dem Beach Clean Up verarbeitet. Die Workshops mit den Skeleton Sea Künstlern Xandi Kreuzeder und Joao Parrinha sind öffentlich. Kreativität steckt in jedem Menschen. Jeder und jede darf sich ausleben und aus dem Unrat, den der Ozean ausgespuckt hat, etwas gestalten. Inspiration dazu liefert der imposante „Polvo Incognito“, der „unerkannte Oktopus“, der bis zum 8. Juni 2019, dem jährlichen World Ocean Day, am Europaplatz in Lissabon prangt, genauso wie die während der „Turn Trash into Art“ Workshops entstehenden Werke.

WICHTIGE DATEN IM ÜBERBLICK:

  • 25. April 2019: Beach Clean Up, Ericeira, Foz de Lizandro
  • 2./3. Mai 2019: Turn Trash into Art Workshops, Lissabon, Praca de Europa
  • 2. Mai bis 8. Juni 2019: Street Art Exhibition, Lissabon, Praca de Europa
  • 16./17. Mai 2019: European Maritime Day, Lissabon, Congress Center Lisboa
  • Juni 2019: World Ocean Day, weltweit

“An Ocean of Change” Beach Clean Up 2019 – NEW DATE April 25 @ Praia Foz do Lizandro in Ericeira Portugal

If you wan to join, please register here:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSev6RblI-0As5WzTx3-Yl5MgtPWXk3PlI15kwtPMTNgwvQOdw/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&fbclid=IwAR3g-4Do6fVsKxbgTcPXIjTkhBg2q–BgOSQnZ55oguyfe6Iopb4zhGtwPA

For more information, please read  our media information available in three languages:

Portuguese: http://www.skeletonsea.com/2019/04/an-ocean-of-change-informacao-para-os-media/

English: http://www.skeletonsea.com/2019/04/an-ocean-of-change-media-information-in-english/

German: http://www.skeletonsea.com/2019/04/an-ocean-of-change-medieninformation-in-deutsch/