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The Ocean's Skin - Lecture by Philip Hoare

Monday 3rd September 2018

Philip Hoare is obsessed with the sea. He swims in it every day - winter and summer. In his talk, The Ocean's Skin, drawing on his new book, RISINGTIDEFALLINGSTAR, he looks at the way we humans relate to the sea's natural history - its whales, its birds, its tides, its myths. From his home in Southampton, England, to Cape Cod, in New England; from the mid-Atlantic to the Indian Ocean, he looks at how our human story intertwines with watery mysteries and other species: the singing humpback, the shape-shifting selkie, the gothic cormorant. He swims with sperm whales and walks remote beaches in the footsteps of philosophers. And in these collective pasts and presents - human and animal, threatened and celebrated - and especially in the shape of the whale - we see the future, contained beneath what Melville called 'the ocean's skin'. The sea is our future. But what kind of future does it hold?

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September 3, 2018




Nelson & suburbs


Nelson Centre of Musical Arts
48 Nile Street, Nelson, New Zealand

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