Void. Mirror. Sanctuary. Habitat. Drowned Earth. Saltwater country. These represent a tiny fraction of the ideas and images the ocean has been seen to express. Science can explain how waves activate oceanic forms, and how those forms affect lives, sands, reefs, and coastlines.
Through poetry and art, it’s possible to witness how waves and other sea-structures have stimulated imaginations to move beyond the limits of the shore. Truly thinking past terrestrial boundaries requires new connections among ethics, natural science, and creative practice.
This event was held at the University of Sydney on Tuesday 8 May 2018.
Tuesday 8 May
A closer look at how philosophy, marine geoscience, art, and literature explore different ways of knowing the sea, and how they might inform one another in the future.
Tuesday 29 May
The second Sydney Asian Art Series event features Professor Ajay Sinha discussing the remarkable, large-size photographs of Indian dancer, Ram Gopal taken by American photographer, Carl Van Vechten in 1938.
Tuesday 14 August
They dazzle us, terrify us, nourish us, and fascinate us. They can seem utterly otherworldly, and yet they’re among the more ancient species to inhabit earth. And because of rising ocean temperatures, they are moving.