Aquatopia: The Imaginary of the Ocean Deep

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It occupies 72% of the surface of our planet, yet the depths of our oceans are less known to us than the Solar System: 90% remains unexplored. The deep, like outer space, has been a locus for science fiction since Jules Verne, with both the ocean and space giving rise to imaginary aliens, mutants and monsters. But there is one crucial distinction: the ocean and our species belong to the same planet, and by extension the deep is a part of us. Aquatopia is a transhistorical, transcultural voyage through the oceanic ...

Aquatopia: The Imaginary of the Ocean Deep 2013, Tate Publishing, London

ISBN-13: 9781849762373