sex & the sea - Estonia

An Immersive multimedia art-installation by Saskia Boddeke about the sexual desire of the seaman. After its showings in The Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark and Finland this exhibition in Estonia is an extended version of the installation specially design for Seaplane Harbour - Tallinn. A new Chapter has been added: The Message in a Bottle installation.

Sex & The Sea

In this exhibition of Sex & The Sea, Saskia Boddeke created an immersive experience for the visitor. Visitors are encouraged to feel the same emotions of freedom, camaraderie, danger, homesickness, longing for intimacy and sexual desire as seamen are faced with when they are at sea for months on end and staying in unfamiliar ports. Far away from their homes, other norms and values can sometimes hold sway. Will the passing sailor allow himself to be tempted in these exotic locations? Does he have a different girl in every port? Does the lonely sailor write home every day? Or may a young hothead see the shape of a mermaid when a manatee appears? Saskia has translated this into an artistic film project comprising images of maritime erotic artworks, pin-ups, mermaids, postcards, photographs and unique quotes from seamen about lust. This film project is complemented by additional objects such as: Coco de meres, tattoos and sperm whale teeth, voluptuous figure-heads and model ships all with female names such as Santa Maria. There is also an installation of suitcases partly filled with metaphorical content related to the seaman far away from home.

Sex & The Sea

Multimedia installation by Saskia Boddeke
LENNUSADAM - Seaplane Harbour
08.03.2019 – 19.01.2020 Tallinn- Estonia

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