This is a story about people, places
This is a story about local artisans
in the Brazilian Amazon
keeping their cultural heritage alive.
This is a story about Portuguese fishermen
valuing their precious coastline.
This is a story about ‘ghost gear’
or lost fishing gear
threatening our oceans.
Coral is the translation of these stories
into tangible shapes.
Traditional basketry techniques
are applied to found materials
that were labeled as trash.
Being harmful to marine life,
‘ghost gear’ is collected,
untangled, cleaned and used
to reshape corals.
Coral is an ode to slowness,
a tribute to traditional crafts
and a call for ecological awareness.
by Ysaline Ophoff
+32 479 73 19 09
April – June 2021
curated by randwerk_ontwerperscollectief
Wolterslaan 135, 9045 Gent