Platform Artist Group Inc.
1- 25 September
“Biological Fouling” is a term used to describe the accretion of naturally growing, aquatic organisms upon submerged human made structures. It is the cause of extensive corrosion to underwater assets and an enormous fiscal threat to marine industries. Cooper and Taranto’s work simulates fouling of architectural space by creating artificial mussels and barnacles that ‘grow’ inside the Sample cabinet. It entertains the possibility that if current sea levels rise, as we are constantly led to believe, that the Degraves street subway could become prime space for the next wave of urban biological fouling.
Subterranean Fouling is a reworking of Biologically Foul, a site specific installation exhibited as part of the Victoria Harbour Young Artists Initiative at Docklands.