Planktos Rising - Miriam Sentler and Alix Chauvet

Book launch

Sat 15.04 at 14:00

Upstairs, Bergen Kunsthall

Planktos Rising
Children’s book, 2023

Planktos Rising recounts the journey of a plankton named Planktos who meets many inhabitants of the North Sea. Through their conversations, he learns about a mythical material of great influence on their environment: oil. Using colorful and tactile imagery, the book introduces children to the strange relationships between mythology and fossil fuel, making up the basis for universal thinking that is needed to discuss the topic of the climate crisis.

The limited edition of this children’s book will be on sale for the first time at Bergen Art Book Fair. During the round table talk on Saturday the 15th of april at 14.00, Miriam and Alix will talk about the elaborate making process of the book. The publication is inspired by a tapestry, made by Miriam Sentler and woven at the Textielmuseum Tilburg. The research of the project took place during two residencies in oil production landscapes: one at Knockvologan Studies in the Inner Hebrides in Scotland, UK and the other at the United Sardine Factory (USF) in Bergen, NO.