This project was designed and built collaboratively with Kevin Shaw, dyker and Steve Husband, engineer.
These residencies, sponsored by the Triangle Trust, involved artists from all over the world including Pakistan, Brazil, China and South Africa.
In Hoy John’s work was informed by a water-soaked handbook found aboard a derelict fishing vessel.
This project was initiated by Hansel Cooperative and involved a collaboration between six poets and six visual artists across Orkney and Shetland. Six poems were sent to sea in flotation devices created by the artists.
The crew on these voyages was comprised of artists, film-makers, writers, musicians and marine scientists. Their purpose was to study the relationship between peripheral communities and the environment.
Curated by Imi Maufe of Bergen and Rona Rangsch of Kuenstlerhaus, Dortmund, this exhibition/collaboration was in two phases, and featured the work of international artists who had engaged with the concept of ocean voyaging.