Seamless oceans and boundless skies deceive us as infinite spaces. Yet they are submitted to international laws, social and political dynamics, along with the intrinsic laws of nature. ‘Flowing Grounds’ explores these mobile spaces of death, pleasure, traffic and infrastructure: our most flamboyant and tragic issue to date.
In 2016, more people flew in planes than ever recorded in history. Technology has also enabled new developments to take place through the air, from drones to satellite communication. The sky host avid migrants: water particles, seeds and birds. Meanwhile seas and oceans have become a morbid stage to which nobody pays attention, where thousands die as they hope of a better future. The sea is also home to nomadic populations of humans and animals; a millennial stage for exploration, a source of food and life—and a contested space.
With Contributions byAlexis Kalagas→ BOX FRESHDinh Q. Lê→ THE COLONYDisplay Distribute→ THE ENDLESS GARMENTJustinien Tribillon→ WONDERS AND ENIGMAS OF THE MIGRATING COCONUTKonstantin Mitrokhov → SEEING WITH DISEMBODIED EYESAla Tannir→ BLOOD IN THE WATERCarlos Kong→ TO CROSS THE SEA ON FOOTJames Morgan→ LAST OF THE SEA NOMADSLindsay Bremner→ ON MONSOON ASSEMBLAGESAvalanche→ LIQUID EARTHRichard Sears→ BREAKING THE SILENCEAnna-Sophie Springer & Etienne Turpin→ THESE BIRDS OF PARADISEIrene Stracuzzi→ DRAWING ON ICE