Sunaparanta Goa Centre for the Arts is happy to present Invasion of the Seas, the first exhibition in India by international award-winning photographer Mandy Barker.
Produced by patrons Dipti & Dattaraj V Salgaocar, the show depicts Barker’s latest body of works from the major scientific mission to Henderson Island, one of the world’s most remote places that scientists discovered to be polluted with 38 million pieces of plastic waste.
Barker is known for her work that addresses the critical issue of marine plastic debris in our oceans. Her research for which she has received global recognition involves working with scientists to raise awareness about this current crisis while also highlighting its effects on aquatic life and ourselves.
The detritus that Barker collects from shorelines across the world are transformed into alluring images. Toothbrushes, pram wheels, electric plugs, broken toys, shoes, mobile phone casings, bottle parts, are placed into imagined settings and made to resemble sea creatures and corals floating beneath the sea. Upon close inspection, the works reveal a disturbing reality.
Invasion of the Seas showcases the trajectory of Barker’s photographic journey with a selection of works from her most respected series produced over the last decade.
The exhibition also features notebooks documenting Barker’s voyages, along with everyday objects found at beaches evoking the degradation and contamination of our marine ecosystem.
Invasion of the Seas now on view until 12 March 2022, 10 am to 6.30 pm.