DEEP SEA MINING
Seems that men is digging everywhere: in the GDR or in Westgermany, as well as in Canada or in Brazil, in Belgium. Silke Huysmans and Hannes Dereere, two Belgian artists, are working on the topic of mining since 2016 and developed a triology of brilliant theatre plays about this topic, which first part MINING STORIES will be shown at the OSTEN festival. The theatre play tells about a recent mining disaster that happened in the South of Brazil in the region where Silke grew up. In the second work PLEASANT ISLAND they dealt with the situation on a paradise island in the far pacific that has been completely mined out. There they also discovered the impuls for the last part of their trilogy: deep sea mining. It s a completely new and not yet developed technique full of risks for the deep sea ecosystem. But men wants to dig and get the resource – whatever it takes. Silke Huysmans and Hannes Dereere will tell about this research, their experience and our relation with resources.