As a child, I would walk over beaches and through fields and forests to collect beautiful shells, shimmering stones, feathers and funnily shaped branches.Much later, after I had moved from Holland to South Africa, I found myself doing the same thing. ‘Plastic Ocean’ is an art project, which I started to create awareness around pollution to try and prevent ( or at least reduce) plastic pollution.Acqua Alta as a tool to link all these techniques starting from a unique phenomenon.
The Float trend encourages social gathering, both in public and private pools.
In collaboration with musicians and artists, people will come together with their float gear and enjoy music and stunning visuals while floating around, free from gravity.
Groups of like minded people meet and float together, embraced by water - giving them the feeling of floating around in the vastness of Space.
It also carries the greatest hopes for the perfect holiday. All the women who dare to take the fight with pompous men and also the consequences of it in our supposively equal society ( Sweden ). Outdoor swimming is a daily sport and it does not matter if you have rain, snowstorm or frost - Icelanders go to their swimming pools.
Yet as every woman knows, the swimsuit also evokes a range of issues concerning the body. There people socialize, do their exercise, meditate and relax.