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Saturday, December 8th, 2007

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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Saturday, November 24th, 2007

Studio Interview at the ICC, Sapporo

Tonight I was interviewed in my ICC studio as part of a documentary about S-AIR. The camera team was made up of Nina Fischer and Maroan el Sani’s students whose energy and enthusiasm is truly amazing.

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The S-AIR/ICC studio interview

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Snow has arrived in Sapporo

Wednesday, October 17th, 2007

Icon – Issue 53 – November 2007

There is a big article about my work in the November issue of Icon that has just come out. They have also printed the first letter by Alessandro Mendini as well as my response to it.

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Thursday, March 22nd, 2007

Cowbenches in Culture Show BBC 2 – 07.10 pm – Saturday 31st of March

“Chairs with Personality” is next weeks topic at the BBC’s Culture Show. Laura, the newest addition to my little herd of cow benches will go an a blind date with famous design critic and presenter Tom Dyckhoff. Can she compete with the other chairs and catch his eye?