Ghost Islands

  • Valérie Portefaix
  • Laurent Gutierrez
Keywords: fishing gear, ocean waste, marine ecology, subsistence economy, up cycling


Ghost Islands is a series of installations which investigates numerous fishing-related activities, invisible stories, and multiple cultures. As part of a network of artworks set up in different regions of Asia, it addresses the issue of fishing nets discarded or lost at sea, as well as the health of our oceans, corals, and sea creatures. Shaped in the form of a group of islands and made from a complex assemblage of bamboo poles and disused fishing nets, Ghost Islands are composed by the accumulation and stratification of these numerous, yet distinct, layers.

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