CCA  Center for Contemporary Art and Ecology 

Sun 28 May

Book Launch FORGOTTEN SEAS by Tanja Engelberts

Book Tickets

RADIUS is pleased to invite you to the launch of the publication FORGOTTEN SEAS by artist Tanja Engelberts. Join us on Sunday the 28th of May 2023 for a series of presentations, followed by an informal discussion and drinks reception.

The world offshore is a world unknown. At least for most of us. Fascinated by the flashing lights in the distance, like the call of sirens on the horizon, Tanja Engelberts became interested in the offshore oil and gas industry. FORGOTTEN SEAS is a photographic exploration of Engelberts’ archive, consisting of documentary photographs taken during her trips on maintenance vessels and on the platforms, as well as historical images she collected over the years. It is a testament of seventy years of gas and oil drilling in the North Sea, an industrial landscape that is slowly disappearing.

13:00 – 13:30 Doors open
13:30 – 13:35 Welcome by Niekolaas Johannes Lekkerkerk, Founding-Director of RADIUS
13:35 – 14:00 Rob van Hoessel, Graphic Designer of FORGOTTEN SEAS
14:00 – 14:30 Jeff Diamanti (Assistant Professor of Environmental Humanities (Cultural Analysis & Philosophy) at the University of Amsterdam) and artist Tanja Engelbregts
14:30 – 16:00 Drinks reception

⌀ Jeff Diamanti describes the destructive relationship between climate and capital through the exponential growth of the petroleum industry over the last forty years. Building on key insights in the environmental and energy humanities, Diamanti introduces the concept of the 'terminal landscape' as a site of storage, transformation and transition, essential to critical ecology in the 21st century. Specifically for FORGOTTEN SEAS, Diamanti wrote the essay The Petrocultural Real.
⌀ Tanja Engelberts is a visual artist based in The Hague who has worked on several projects revolving around the fossil fuel industry, focusing in particular on how energy production changes our landscape.
⌀ Rob van Hoesel is a graphic designer who mostly focuses on editorial design and designed the book publication FORGOTTEN SEAS.
⌀ Niekolaas Johannes Lekkerkerk is the founding-director of RADIUS, center for contemporary art and ecology.

⌀ €0/€5
⌀ Main language: English
⌀ Location: Water Tower Reservoir, Kalverbos 22
⌀ Please note that the location is not wheelchair accessible
⌀ FORGOTTEN SEAS was designed by Rob van Hoese and is published by The Eriskay Connection