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Encountering the Albatross: An Evening with Chris Jordan

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Sottile Theatre

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Charleston, SC 29401

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In connection with his exhibition Midway at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, artist and filmmaker Chris Jordan will give a public lecture at the Sottile Theatre at the College of Charleston. In this lecture, Jordan will describe his voyages to the Midway Atoll, a remote island in the Pacific Ocean where he has documented the plight of native albatrosses who are affected by ocean plastic.

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ABOUT THE MIDWAY EXHIBITION

Chris Jordan’s photographs depict the magnitude of our consumerism and its impact on our environment. His work sends a bold message about unconscious behaviors in our everyday lives, providing a platform for rich conversation and education around issues of ocean health, ecosystem interconnectedness, mass consumption and plastic consumption. The exhibition will present a number of photographs featuring his body of work entitled Midway. On Midway Atoll, a remote cluster of islands more than 2,000 miles from the nearest continent, the detritus of our mass consumption surfaces in an astonishing place: inside the stomachs of countless dead baby albatrosses. The nesting chicks are fed lethal quantities of plastic by their parents, who mistake the floating trash for food as they forage over the vast polluted Pacific Ocean.

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