Oceans Abcdarium is a research-based project at the University of Applied Sciences Mainz in Germany, examining many facets of the Ocean as an ecological, social, geopolitical and environmental mirror with which to investigate the Anthropocene, an era in which humans dominate nature with drastic consequences.
Through seminars discussing climates, ecosystems and technologies, crafted around illustration, drawing and animation genres, we have collected visual works based on and inspired by the oceans’ waters. Each work has been assigned a keyword. Through categorization, our aim is to structure the many works into a visual compilation.
We celebrate the power of the image in conjunction with concise texts while surveying the dense, chaotic and unpredictable issues facing our oceans today.
We live in an ecosystem of alliances and dependencies and recognize the interconnected and interdependence of all life forms.
From "Oil Spil" to "Rogue Wave" this Oceans Abcdarium will be cultivated and expanded in months to come.