The artistic collective has been busier than ever this summer creating a broad range of new works in 2011, including the Albatross and its accompanying film, the Mwsembewni Ark, as well as the strikingly beautiful Roxy Maid and another equally thought-provoking piece, the Abyss.
A second Trash Wave, the first of which was unveiled in Valencia earlier this year during a creative residency lasting from December 2010 to the end of September 2011, was also installed on the Dutch island of Ameland during June’s MadNes Festival following an invitation from the Surfrider Foundation Holland.
And from October 6 to February 2012, the Skeleton Sea exhibition will move to a new temporary home at the Torre Madariaga Centro Biodiverität Baskenland in Busturia near Mundaka. Living in the heart of the Spanish Basque Country close to one of Europe’s most celebrated waves, the local community is at one with the ocean and will no doubt play its part in making this new residency another big success.
That’s all for now, but stay tuned for more updates.
The big news is that Skeleton Sea have recently joined forces with the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-2012. Billed as the ‘Everest of Sailing’, the Volvo Ocean Race is considered by many to be the ultimate test of sailing prowess and human endeavor. This year’s race will start next month in Alicante, Spain and will unfold over the course of the next nine months as the races covers no fewer than 39,000 nautical miles of the world’s most treacherous seas. As the race progresses, pulling into the likes of Cape Town, Abu Dhabi and Miami, the Skeleton Sea message will be heard loud and clear.
For more information about Skeleton Sea, and for a preview of selected works of art: at www.skeletonsea.com and at www.facebook.com/skeletonsea, and to find out more about the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-2012: www.volvooceanrace.com