Plastic has impacted on our ecosystem and has sadly now been found in locations around the world, previously untouched by humans. Through an unique way of increasing public awareness of the negative impact Plastic is having on the planet, a set of 10 of prints will be installed at the bottom of the swimming pool at London Fields Lido from the 11-18th November.
The viewer / swimmer, has the opportunity to directly engage and experience the work, ‘without breath’ and an opportunity to recognise the absolute necessity to support marine conservation or face a future in which the only clarity they will witness in water will be found in the built environment of local swimming pools.
The exhibition is free of charge and open to all. The photographer Robin Conway will be attending the opening evening along with the London Fields lido user group on 11th November 6pm-8pm.
Additionally, we will be raising money for The Marine Conservation Society (MCS), which is the UK charity dedicated to protecting our seas, shores and wildlife. They want UK seas to be abundant in marine life and fish stocks, where beaches and bathing waters are free of pollution and litter.
Robin Conway’s art practice explores the human condition in a state of suspension and stillness, a detachment from the every day through his fascination with water and in the way shape, form, and time exists suspended in the present moment . With the heart beating faster and the body pulsating, Robin Conway’s subjects are caught literally mid breath, confronting the viewer with the ephemeral and ethereal nature of time.
As an underwater photographer with over 17 years experience,working primarily in pools or tanks with guaranteed warmth, clarity and stillness, Conway has been able to explore his other fascination; ballet dancers. In an investigation of the temporality of time and an exploration of the limits of the body in an unfamiliar environment, throughout the last 10 years Conway has accumulated a body of work containing a number of the world's leading ballet dancers, who have had the privileged unique experience of the link between two worlds of the spaces above and the spaces below the water’s surface.