ArtCOP21

The Trouble with Jellyfish

Exhibition

05 Nov 2015, 6 - 9pm

Le Laboratoire, Cambridge

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The Catostylus mosaicus is prevalent along the coastlines of southeastern Australia / Photo by Lisa-ann Gershwin

When

05 Nov 2015
6 - 9pm

Where

Le Laboratoire
650 East Kendall St.
Cambridge, Cambridge ,  02142
United States
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Evening event exploring the exhibition 'TheTrouble with Jellyfish' a contemporary art installation by Mark Dion.

Across the world’s seas, jellyfish blooms of impressive magnitude are signaling ecological disturbances and a dramatic deterioration of the marine environment. While these troubles are beginning to garner public attention, what to do remains unclear. Mark Dion, working with students in David Edwards’ Harvard University class, and the marine biologist Lisa-ann Gershwin, decided to do an experiment.

This exhibition, the 20th experiment of Le Laboratoire, explores jellyfish as seen historically through culture, the marine biological challenges associated with jellyfish and degrading ocean biodiversity, the notion of a dead zone and our roles in their global emergence, and what, if anything, we might do to move toward a saner and safer ocean environment tomorrow.

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