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November 4, 2021 to December 11, 2021

Centre des arts actuels Skol Book

From November 4th to December 11th, 2021.

In 2019, Chris Boyne gave himself the task of finding a single object from the ship Atlantic Conveyor, and traveled to Alang, India, in search of that piece.

The Atlantic Conveyor crossed the North Atlantic serving ports including Halifax, Baltimore, Rotterdam and Liverpool for 30 years before being decommissioned and sent to the infamous ship-breaking beaches of Alang in 2017. The breaking process for ships like the Atlantic Conveyor is meant to be absolute. Boyne endeavored to reverse this reality by following a specific ship through the process. This reversal perpetuates the existence of the Atlantic Conveyor drawing attention to the humanitarian and environmental reality of shipbreaking in South Asia.

Through his work, Chris Boyne pushes the idea that task can be the basis for conceptual visual work. As a project, “A. Conveyor” asks practical and conceptual questions: is it possible to track a ship through the breaking process? When did Atlantic Conveyor cease to be a ship/cease to exist? Can this cessation be slowed or reversed by preserving a single object as an art-object? To what extend can a single object embody the artist’s task, the breaking process and the ship itself?

Opening Wednesday November 4th, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. (15 people max/hour). Free entrance, reservations online!