"Catch of the Day" Campaign Presents Trash Fresh from the Sea
To bring attention to the issue of ocean pollution, the Surfrider Foundation teamed up with advertising agency Saatchi & Saatchi LA to create the “Catch of the Day” campaign. Actual trash collected from beaches around the U.S. was re-packaged as food and left on display at farmer’s markets to create a impactful, site-specific message. By addressing consumers at the point of purchase, the “Catch of the Day” reminds seafood buyers that ocean pollution isn’t someone else’s problem; rather, it impacts individuals on a daily basis. Some of the repackaged items include cigarette butts from Venice Beach, California; aerosol cans from South Padre Beach, Texas; and condoms from Newport Beach, California. While environmental campaigns often emphasize shock value above all else, the Surfrider project tempers startling subjects with a restrained presentation and refined target audience.
Adolfo Bimer (1985) is a Chilean Artist, his most recent work in painting wanders between the discipline of the portrait and a development in new techniques of direct interaction of painting materials, that causes chemical reactions which are used in both metaphorically and visual terms to represent the human body.
"I don’t think photography has anything remotely to do with the brain. It has to do with eye appeal." –Horst P. Horst
Marina Ambramovic & Ulay - Death Self (1977)
This performance consisted of the two artists seated in front of each other, connected at the mouth. They took in each other’s breaths until all of their available oxygen had been used up. The performance lasted only 17 minutes, resulting in both artists collapsing unconscious to the floor, having filled their lungs with carbon dioxide. This personal piece explored the idea of an individual’s ability to absorb the life of another person, exchanging and destroying it.
Henri Matisse working on The Dance (1910)
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