Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Eurotrash in the Trench

A recent story in the Copenhagen Post references the Marianas Trench:
Preserve your DNA at Roskilde Festival

As always, Roskilde Festival aims to bring the participants much more than just music and mud

What do a maverick artist and a Nobel Prize winner have in common with a bunch of mud-loving music fans? All will be attending this year’s Roskilde Festival, which puts as much emphasise on humanitarian work as hard rock.

Danish conceptual artist Kristian von Hornsleth will be visiting the Roskilde festival as part of his Deep Storage Project.


This time around, the 46-year-old artist will be collecting DNA samples from willing volunteers attending the festival. Hair and blood samples taken by trained personnel from 800 participants, together with DNA samples from around the world, will be installed in a five metre tall sculpture to be placed at the deepest part of the world’s ocean in 2010.

The futuristic and angular sculpture will be placed in the 11,000 metre deep Mariana Trench, 200 miles off of Guam Island between Japan and the Philippines, next January.
Somebody should tell them that dumping has been banned in the Marianas Trench Marine National Monument.

1 comment:

Saipan Writer said...

Definitely! Tell USF&WS!