Ziggy and the Starfish (2016)

Anne Duk Hee Jordan

„What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from“. T. S. Eliot

Ziggy and the Starfish is a sculptural installation composing of a mechanical waste processing crab, a film exploring the diversity of sexuality in the ocean, scientific interviews and moving singing stones dating back millions of years.

The newly commissioned work of Anne Duk Hee Jordan looks at sexuality from the perspective of marine life in a wholehearted environmental consumption where many causalities influence each other. Through pollution, traffic, oil spills, oil platforms, the sea began to change. The climate change in the hydrosphere determines the sexuality of the ocean animals.

An almost invisible, yet undeniable change in the environmental and sexual world occurs.

We can pretend the world goes on but we all go back to another big extinction. We are heading back to the end.

Facing the dreadful facts about global warming by zooming in on the perspective of aquatic life, Anne Duk Hee Jordan, created Ziggy and the Starfish, a sculptural environment exploring an alienate universe full of strangeness, changes and adaptation. After a month of free diving, many hours of underwater filming, interviews with marine biologists and geologists on the Basque coast, the artist tells the story of reproduction and decay and a sexuality way beyond our own imagination, while examining the relationship between nature, time and human intervention.

Ziggy and the Starfish, Tabakalera, Spain 2016


Material: HD-Fiim

Dimension: 4:3

Ziggy and the Starfish

Resarch about Ziggy and the Starfish

Shell in water and acid solution.

It shows the motion how acidification destroys living organims.

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