A new exhibition exploring the Atlantic Ocean “as natural phenomenon, transporter of dreams and peoples” opens at the Museum of London Docklands on 6 February 2009.
Museum officials say the exhibition, which includes painting, collage, sculpture, textiles, music and poetry, takes “the point of ‘arrival, the first landfall reached after a long journey’ as a point of artistic departure”.
Ingrid Pollard, Curator and contributing artist, says: “The artists contributing to LandFall are from the various coastal stopping points of the Atlantic Gulf Stream. The histories which ride its currents are central to our work, which has at its basis the natural phenomena of winds, sea and the stories of transportation. LandFall explores how we negotiate first encounters and their resonance through time. It follows the journey of points of arrival as they ripple through history and layer our memory.”
LandFall runs from 6 February to 31 May 2009 at Museum of London Docklands, and is free with a Museum admission ticket.