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Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

Exhibition Detail
Stranded
University Drive
NR4 7TJ
United Kingdom


March 9th, 2013 - July 31st, 2013
Opening: 
March 9th, 2013 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
 
Stranded, Ackroyd & HarveyAckroyd & Harvey, Stranded
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Stranded is a six metre long crystal-encrusted skeleton of a minke whale. Recovered from the coast of Skegness, Lincolnshire, the skeleton was cleaned and then immersed in a highly saturated alum solution, encrusting the skeleton with a chemical growth of ice-like crystals.

"Stranded" raises issues of the dramatic changes in the chemistry of the planet’s oceans and brings awareness to the threat of coral reefs and the marine food cycles. It was commissioned for Cape Farewell’s international touring exhibition created in partnership with the Natural History Museum in 2006 which sought to deepen understanding of climate change through contemporary art.


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