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Science and Art talk: did life originate on a sand grain?


Wadden Art Talks 2023: FIRST THERE IS A MOUNTAIN


MONDAY THE 18TH OF SEPTEMBER Rikke Luther and I will ask each other some questions about the relationship between life, sediment and sediment transport. We will talk about large scale processes such as mountain formation and zoom into the molecular scale discussing how traces of life are shuttled around in our environments on mineral surfaces.


ADVERTISED TEXT: Once, there was no life. Then there was life. Did life arise on Earth due to meteors or underwater amidst sand and mud? We still don't know, and it's a mystery that captivates artists and scientists alike. Join visual artist Rikke Luther and geochemist Karina Krarup Sand from the University of Copenhagen in a conversation about whether life originated on a grain of sand.


LOCATION: Blåvandshuk Beach in front of the artwork 'The Sand Bank' by Rikke Luther. From 15-16.

https://www.waddentide.dk/program/










ABOUT WADDEN TIDE:

"Wadden Tide is a recurring art exhibition in Blåvand, and the Wadden Sea National Park, Denmark. The exhibition gives visitors new experiences of the UNESCO World Heritage area.

Under the title First There Is A Mountain, the exhibition in 2023 focuses on the importance of sand for our environment, history and future in nine site-specific art projects by Danish artists."

Wadden tide Press photos by Frida Gregersen





SUNDAY SITE VISIT


Rikke´s posters on sand as a resource showcase the political and biological influence of sand mining. The three posters and their message stand strong on the west coast. Go visit if you can. I suspect the posters, the coast, and the general area will make your trip worth while.





MONDAY FORECAST SMELLED LIKE A RESCHEDULE


Both Rikke and I had been looking forward to chat in this setting so sad we were when the organizers weather chose to postpone the event :(


Stay tuned for new time.







POSTPONING SEEMED TO BE A GOOD CALL:


The wadden tide took an active part in the exhibition


https://www.dr.dk/nyheder/indland/udstilling-viste-paa-mere-end-en-maade-en-barsk-natur-voldsomt-vejr-oedelagde-det



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