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The Free Sea

Trauma is when your home ceases to exist. Using a collage of documentary and artistic intervention, these four artists and scholars confront the catastrophe of global warming as the rising sea literally dissolves the Maldives and, subsequently, those lives that are lived upon them.

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Ele Carpenter

Goldsmiths, University of London

Dr. Ele Carpenter is a senior lecturer in curating at Goldsmiths, London. Her curatorial practice responds to interdisciplinary socio-political contexts such as the nuclear economy and the relationship between craft and code. Her curatorial research into nuclear culture investigates the contemporary aesthetics of living in the nuclear Anthropocene through commissioning new work, field research, writing, and curating exhibitions, film screenings and roundtable discussions. In partnership with the Arts Catalyst the project is commissioning new work in response to the issues raised by dismantling British nuclear submarines in consultation with members of the Submarine Dismantling Project Advisory Group.