Sea-ing the Land is a traveling pop-up photo and video art installation accompanied by a photo book. The exhibition is based on scientific anthropological research that explored the interplay between the land and the sea. Based on the above mind experiment by the famous anthropologist Tim Ingold, I have conducted three months of ethnographic research in Rainbow Bay, the surf mecca of Australia.
My name is Kyra Lenting and next to being an anthropologist, I am also a passionate surfer and artist. I am going on a ‘book tour’ along the European coast this upcoming summer, starting in The Netherlands all the way down to Spain. During this roadtrip I will visit at least 10 surf camps. By telling the story of the surf community in Australia to other surf communities, I seek to collect new sea-based stories and continue my project by creating new content.