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Triennale Art
& Dunkerque
Triennale Art & Industrie Dunkerque Hauts–de–France

Lieu : Le Bercail

60 Rue du Fort Louis, 59140 Dunkerque

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03 28 61 85 83

June 11, 2023 @ 11h00 12h30

As part of the inaugural weekend of the exhibition Chaleur humaine – Triennale Art & Industrie 2023

On the initiative of LAAC and FRAC Grand Large Curated by Anna Colin and Camille Richert, assisted by Henriette Gillerot

Meeting at 11am at Le Bercail – 60 Rue du Fort Louis, 59140 Dunkerque

FREE with registration (places are limited) click HERE

Silke Huysmans and Hannes Dereere present the final part of their trilogy on mining.

This time, they focus on a brand new industry: deep-sea mining. With land-based resources becoming increasingly scarce and over-exploited, mining companies are turning to the ocean.

In the spring of 2021, three ships gather on an isolated stretch of the Pacific Ocean. One of them belonged to the Belgian dredging company Deme-Gsr. Four kilometres below the surface of the sea, their mining robot is scraping the seabed in search of metals. On another vessel, an international team of marine biologists and geologists is keeping a close eye on the operation. A third ship completes the fleet: aboard the infamous Rainbow Warrior, Greenpeace activists are protesting against this potential future industry. From their small flat in Brussels, Silke and Hannes connect to the three ships by satellite. Each of the ships represents a pillar of public debate: industry, science and activism. Through a series of interviews and conversations, an intimate portrait of this new industry emerges.