INSPIRATION

A bigger splash

A bigger splash - Nina Ricci

In light of Lisi Herrebrugh and Rushemy Botter’s commitment to deep-sea conservation, here are five marine-inspired culture picks worth diving into. 

Into The Deep exhibition - Monterey Bay Aquarium

Into The Deep

The Into The Deep exhibition will take place from 9 April at the Monterey Bay Aquarium in Monterey Bay, California, south of San Francisco. At this exhibition, visitors will be able to dive into the darkest depths and remotest corners of the ocean to discover its most unexpected inhabitants.

From football-sized giant isopods to luminescent jellyfish, the waters of the deep are teeming with mysterious and magical lifeforms just waiting for their chance to shine.

montereybayaquarium.org

In Waves - AJ Dungo

In Waves

This graphic novel by Californian illustrator AJ Dungo traces the love story between the author and Kristen, his high school sweetheart who died of cancer aged 25.

Recounted with sincerity and poignancy without straying into pathos, this stirring love story illustrated in Pacific blue takes place against a backdrop of passion for surfing and the sea. It serves as a reminder that the sea washes away all evils, even the greatest heartbreak.

In Waves - AJ Dungo
Welcome to Earth - Disney +

The Wisdom of Will Smith

In Welcome to Earth, a Disney+ docuseries produced in partnership with National Geographic, Will Smith takes you on an adventure to discover the wonders of the blue planet.

In the unmissable episode 2, he delves into the mysteries of the ocean depths in a bathyscaphe alongside a marine biologist. Behind the camera is Oscar award-winning director Darren Aronofsky.

Theoceanmovement.org

Plastic-Soup Expeditions

On 26 and 27 June, Dutch foundation The Ocean Movement, which combats ocean plastic, is holding two expeditions on the Wadden Sea, the first natural site to be listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

They offer the chance to sail on the historic Store Baelt sailing boat and to learn more about the plastic pollution devastating the oceans.


Theoceanmovement.org

Autobiographie d'un poulpe - Vinciane Despret

Autobiography of an octopus and other tales of anticipation

In this work, philosopher and psychologist Vinciane Despret blurs the lines between science and fiction with a fascinating and hazy tale: what if octopuses, which participate in metempsychosis (Editor's Note: the movement of a soul to another body), were driven to despair by their inability to reincarnate due to overfishing and ocean pollution?

Although a bizarre concept, it leads us to question our place and role as human beings in the grand scheme of life.

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