A photograph of the sculpture by Ros Burgin shows four wooden surfboards leaning against an industrial building. Each has markings.

Lifelines

Audio described in-house.

LIFELINES is a sculpture by Ros Burgin featuring a new map of the world’s remaining tropical coral reefs, printed across the back of 4 vertically-displayed, hand-made wooden longboard surfboards. Ros’s sculpture is rooted in ideas of value and sustainability with a particular focus on the marine  environment.

The audio-described exhibition is open from 07:00-19:00 daily.

Coral reefs are the rainforests of the oceans. They are incredible, diverse ecosystems and, although they cover less than 1% of the ocean, they support 25% of all marine life. In addition to their cultural value, they act as early warning beacons for the health of the oceans, help to protect shorelines and provide food and livelihood for around 1/2 billion people.

Since the industrialisation of 1950s half of all coral reefs have been lost to pollution, over-fishing, sea temperature rises and coral bleaching. The frequency and intensity of these events leave corals with inadequate time to neither recover nor adapt and increase their resilience to these rapid environmental changes. Without urgent and significant action coral reefs could be one of the first major ecosystems to collapse as a direct consequence of climate change.

Find out more information about this project and listen to the audio description at 

www.rosburgin.co.uk/current

Event image: A photograph of the sculpture by Ros Burgin shows four wooden surfboards leaning against an industrial building. Each has markings.

Please note that the audio description for this performance is not delivered by VocalEyes. Every effort has been made to ensure that these details are correct; however, please do double-check with the venue for the availability of introductory notes and touch tours when booking.

 

Venue

The Prooving House

Trinity Buoy WharfOrchard PlaceLondon E14 0JW