Who’s exploiting who in the deep sea?


During my recent visit to Glasgow, after I’d visited the Lighthouse I took a short walk round to the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA). Housed in  a Victorian Neo-Classical building it has 4 galleries which showcase modern and contemporary art.

The main gallery, an impressive large hall, was occupied by an exhibition of works by the German artist Cosima Von Bonin.

The GOMA website tells us that the exhibition

brings together a series of works from 2006 onwards exploring the artist’s affection for the creatures of the sea. Working with textiles, music, sculpture, performance, video and painting, her practice is varied and often collaborative in nature.

I was tickled by this photograph on display in the entrance hall.


Imaginative use of a very simple “found object”.

Although the artist had employed various media, including audio recordings, I thought that the most interesting works were those featuring fabric, anthropomorphic sea creatures.