Entanglements of Time and Tide | VITAL TO LIFE EXHIBITION

Entanglements of Time and Tide, is an artistic engagement, by India based artist Sonia Mehra Chawla, with the North Sea and its tidal zones, presented by ASCUS Art & Science as part of the 2021 Edinburgh Science Festival.

‘Vital to Life’ is an online exhibition of photomicrographs and digital prints by Sonia Mehra Chawla. The series of works explores and imagines an oceanic worldview of entangled histories and symbiotic relationships. The works are a result of the artists collaboration with ASCUS Art & Science and Marine Scotland from 2019-2021.

This project with Sonia is part of a broader programme of work which aims to highlight lab based science and artistic approaches as a lens through which to explore and investigate, the interconnectedness of all living things both human and non human.

Read more about Entanglements of Time and Tide here

VITAL TO LIFE

WHAT VALUES CAN EMERGE FROM RUINED LANDSCAPE?

Photomicrographs and digital prints

2020-21

‘Vital to Life’ is an online exhibition of photomicrographs and digital prints by Sonia Mehra Chawla. The series of works explores and imagines an oceanic worldview of entangled histories and symbiotic relationships. The works are a result of the artists collaboration with ASCUS Art & Science and Marine Scotland from 2019-2021

Our planet depends on the vitality of the ocean to support and sustain it. Polluted, overfished and threatened by extractive forces, the largest living space on Earth is rapidly declining. Human-induced environmental change threatens multi-species endurance, live-ability and continuity.

We are all interconnected by shared ecologies and entanglements with our other than human kin makes life possible. Working with archival historical slides and environmental samples from the North Sea and its tidal zones, imaged through microscopes, ‘Vital to Life’ make the invisible world of microorganisms visible, revealing hidden worlds lying beyond the scope of the human eye.

Online Exhibition Series

Vital To Life, Drifters & Wanderers
Drifters & Wanderers, Plankton chronicles I
Drifters & Wanderers, Plankton chronicles II
Speculative Harbouring, Living Landscapes
 
The full online exhibition will be available to view online on this page for the duration of the 2021 Edinburgh Science Festival which runs 26th Jun – 11th Jul

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