In connection to the coming UN summit on climate change in Copenhagen in December 2009; COP 15, a series of shows are taking place. Deep green tackles both current issues and draws lines back to an earlier history of environmental art. With Anja Franke , Nils Norman , Sergio Vega, Aleksandra Mir, The Yes Men, Camilla Berner, Tue Greenfort, Learning Site, Åsa Sonjasdotter, Andrea Polli and Free Soil.
For the Garage festival 09 Free Soil have conducted a site specific research project investigating the environment of the Baltic Sea.
We created an alternative archive of political and historical events that have occurred in the Baltic Sea region, especially Stralsund and linked these with the sea’s responses. The impact of Industrialisation, population growth and political changes has resulted in climatic and environmental changes recorded in the sea. Nature retaliates by creating new forms, one of the most significant being the spread and growth of toxic Blue Green Algae or “phytoplankton”
Images: wooden sewerage pipe from Stralsund. &
Portrait of William Lindley the designer of the first sewerage system in Stralsund, algae on paper.