Tidal Zone Experiences is an exhibition of the Platform for Algae Diplomacy, created by the Brussels-based artists Filip Van Dingenen and Hélène Meyer. In a playful way the Platform for Algae Diplomacy studies seaweed rights and seaweed spirits. It encourages the visitor to be open to knowledge and guidance of local communities, plants and other-than-human entities. This exhibition examines how seaweed communities interact with sea plants and how they inhabit and entangle with complex ecosystems. It also explores how other-than-human encounters can be validated and can give us directions to connect with the broader OCEAN as a SPACE // CRITICAL ZONE.
With works by Filip van Dingenen, Che Go Eun, Pélagie Gbaguidi, Jean Katambayi Mukendi, Hélène Meyer, Alain Nsenga, Yemo Park, Clémentine Vaultier & Ciel Grommen & Maximiliaan Royakkers.
The Platform for Algae Diplomacy (Filip Van Dingenen & Hélène Meyer) is an open initiative created by a variety of sea plants together with artists, activists and critters. The Platform organizes lectures, performances, seaweed cuttings and ceremonial tastings/bathings. Inspired and choreographed by the tidal movements and migration patterns, and guided by the moon phases and its constellation, it pursues an interrelated linguistic embodiment of seaweed rights and seaweed spirits. The Platform on Algae Diplomacy acts as a model to identify and promote the needs and urgencies of critical resistance, to expand narratives and support the inclusion & equality of multiple voices. The Platform for Algae Diplomacy focuses on:
The Platform has realized workshops and exhibitions in a.o. Ireland, Norway, Belgium, France, Morocco and Turkey.
The exhibition takes place from April 20 until May 25 at Pilar.