Do we have a Plan B? Exhibition: Fishmarkets in Japan
|27 October , 2011|
“Scientific paper, after scientific paper that I read all seem to present the simple statement – that our oceans are dying and we are killing them. The oceans are the life force that keeps our planet alive – yet it has been predicted that we will have wiped out all the life in the oceans by 2049. This is within my lifetime – and this is just one of those things which keeps me awake at night. I wonder: Do we have a plan B? What shall we humans do, once we fish the last fish?” Georgia Laughton
In February 2011, Georgia went to Taiji Japan for a month to photograph the annual 6 month-long dolphin slaughters. Planning to return in September 2011, the day prior to her arrival back in Kii Katsurra, a typhoon struck this area – with a death tally of more than one hundred people. With the town in crisis, a plan B for her time in Japan was launched – and time was spent in Tokyo exploring and photographing the fish market there.
Do we have a plan B? is graphic and confronting images of Georgia’s exploration of fish markets in during her visits to Japan – and she poses the question: Do we have a plan B for when we kill the ocean?
Do we have a Plan B? is showing at one hundredth gallery between 26 October and 6 November.
Opening night October 27, 6:30pm
one hundredth gallery is located at 49 Porter Street Prahran (between greville and commercial) and is open Wednesday – Friday 11-7 and Saturday – Sunday 12-5.