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The Catch, Sapporo, Japan

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Julia Lohmann’s 90 m² installation ‘The Catch’ confronts viewers with a vast empty ocean, depleted by over-fishing and our unthinking consumption of marine life. Visitors are swept up in towering waves made of used empty fish boxes taken from Sapporo’s fish market. Unwittingly, they find themselves drifting into its womb-like core. ‘The Catch’ is modeled on an Almadraba, a Mediterranean tuna trap now obsolete due to lack of tuna. It is inspired by Tokyo’s Tsukiji fish market. The installation probes our fatal beliefs in endless supplies of marine life, in inflated fishing quotas and our reluctance to act on scientific research.

Photography: Yoshisato Komaki

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One Response to “The Catch, Sapporo, Japan”

  1. Matthew PF

    WOW! well done Julia, i really like the catch for many different reasons – a well thought-out project that raises the issues effectively and beautifully.

    hope you’ll be back for my interim show in January.

    Good luck with the catch

    Matthew