Women of the seven seas
Women of the seven seas
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Giuditta Vendrame

In the early 1950s Marie Tharp, geologist and oceanographer at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University translated into physiographic diagrams datas collected in expeditions across the Atlantic ocean by her colleague Bruce Heezen and in many previous ones with the ambition to map the ocean floor. During the translation from data to drawings, she noticed that the oceanic ridge is crossed by a rift, thus revolutionizing geology. This realization contributed to prove the plate tectonic theory that at the time was still largely not accepted. Marie Tharp had to draw and redraw her diagrams and maps, because at the beginning her intuition was not taken seriously and it was dismissed as “girl talk”. I have learned about plate tectonic theory in elementary school, but only after almost 30 years I have realized that this theory has been largely accepted since a relatively short time.

In my research I look at this cracks in the middle of the ocean, at this geological and biological margin as turbulent sites where to possibly undo the notion of a political border, following philosopher Emanuele Coccia’s understanding of migration as a planetary condition, shared among all beings, drifting along with the continents. The fractures in the bottom of the ocean suggest and foster an underlying planetary movement, in opposition to nation state boundaries: devices used to control movement and prevent unwanted movement. 

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Funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation. Funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.

Women of the Seven Seas aim to connect women from all aspects of maritime life
Giuditta Vendrame

Giuditta Vendrame. Artist, Designer, Researcher.

What water does to our brains

The water, like any of the larger intangible un-holdable natural systems --like sky and weather, will teach you things that will take you forever to learn on land. 

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CAMP

Interview with FESAN, July 2021

Interview with FESAN

constance hockaday

constance hockaday

Giuditta Vendrame
1. My Ancestors Were Sailors/ Nenek Moyangku Seorang Pelaut (By Ibu Sud)

a text by Nova Ruth 

2. Many years ago, composer Ibu Sud wrote Nenek Moyangku Seorang Pelaut as a cheery song for children.

a text by Nova Ruth 

water gives and takes life

a text by Kristin Samir Jaibi Loren du Pon

engine at sea

on board of the Sea-Watch by Kristin Feddersen 

Black Water
Country of the Sea

by CAMP

3. My grandmother, Soetinah, grew up on the coast of Pare-pare, South Sulawesi, ...

a text by Nova Ruth 

From Gulf to Gulf to Gulf

by CAMP

Nova Ruth
4. As kids, we were even told that when we went to the beach, we shouldn’t wear green,...

a text by Nova Ruth 

Kristin Feddersen
Lembayung

music by Nova Ruth 

Shaina Anand

Filmmaker and Artist, CAMP

Female Seafarers' Association of Nigeria

FESAN

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Exterritory Project
1. Hamburger Seefrauenparade / Shefarers' Parade Hamburg
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