an Art project
2 SAILING TRIPS:
– 2014 from Januari 28 – March 29.
from Simon’s Town (South Africa) – Walvis Bay (Namibia) – Saint Helena – Fernando de Noronha – Fortaleza (Brazil)
Please click here for a daily blog with short messages of our adventures from the South Atlantic Ocean
– 2015 from half April – half July
starts in Sint Maarten (Caribbean)- Bermuda – Azores – Europe
Please click here for a almost daily blog with short messages of our adventures from the North Atlantic Ocean
‘Around the world in 80 Pages’. A special publication bound in an actual piece of sail from sy-Gemini, with many topics about the Oceans, history and environment.
EXHIBITION of ART PHOTOGRAPHY
Eventually it all ends up in a worldwide traveling exhibition of which you can see some examples on Behance.
We have taken our time and visited many interesting places on our way. The first part (2014) deals with the history and discovery of the South Atlantic around 1600. The second voyage (2015) will focus on oceanlife, the North Atlantic and the future.
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– the project
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– why water?
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I would like to visualise ‘WATER’ in a broad sense.
I am doing so while joining my brother for a time on his sailing voyage (www.sy-gemini.nl / www.sy-gemini.com) around the world. The stretch we have chosen is from Capetown (SA) to Fortaleza (Brazil) in 2014 and in 2015 from the Caribbean to the Netherlands.
During these two voyages I am photographing the ocean and sky and use these for making about 40 large artworks using different techniques.
Together these works will form a traveling exhibition: art with a message: to make people aware of what we have got and what we should preserve.
diary / blog:
From this site sail.robertschilder.com you will be able to follow me from day to day on this voyage.
Of course when she sy-gemini.nl is away from the coast, it is not easy to maintain a connection. I will add photographs whenever I can: snapshots from life onboard and a glimpse or preview of the art I would like to make.
We have departed in 2014 from Capetown (SA) 28th of January, following the coast north for a while along the shores of Namibia, we crossed the ocean to St. Helena (tiny island where Napoleon was kept for the last years of his life) and sailed on to Brazil via Fernando de Noronha to Fortaleza.
It is not a race, we don’t have to arrive somewhere on a specific date, other boats may join for parts of the trip, but mainly what we will see is WATER. Water and sky and from the times I have joined my brother earlier (he’s the sailor -not me!) the views will be impressive and sometimes spectacular.
Air and water are the most important life-givers. They are so present in our everyday life, that we hardly notice. Where are they more present than on a vast, wide open ocean?
The proposed artworks are not location specific but want to communicate the feeling and importance and show the beauty.
Something to cherish, without wanting to moralise. Positive and emphasising its importance.
Interesting for sailors as well as for people with an open mind for art.
These artworks, approx. 40 and with sizes up to 70x120cm., will together form a perfect traveling exhibition. And well-packed in flight cases they could go anywhere. When you look at the number of organisations and institutions dealing with
WATER, it is enormous. I am sure there will be interest and this exhibition can be linked to special events or conferences.