Art Basel OVR live event: Expedition to Hunga Tonga · Artist Talk with Rasmus Nielsen from SUPERFLEX
In 2018, Superflex performed a series of exploratory experiments to the unhabituated island of Hunga Tonga in the South Pacific Ocean. These explorations were part of the ongoing transdisciplinary research project 'Deep Sea Minding', commissioned by TBA21- Academy, as a continuation of their program The Current. 'Deep Sea Minding' merges artistic and scientific research to surface relevant data from the depths and propose a material future to serve the needs and desires of both humans and marine creatures. During the talk, the artist, Rasmus Nielsen from SUPERFLEX, will elaborate on the expedition to Hunga Tonga, as well as the material experiments and artworks which emerged from the exploration of this newly formed volcanic island.