The socially engaged arts projects revolve around sustainability with a focus on marine pollution. Fish farming, off-shore gas and oil drilling together with the tourist industry provide jobs. With local work, people can continue to live on sparsely populated islands and along the coast. Yet, the industrial activities will poison the water. Choices will have consequences across national borders and generations. Water connects us across the borders, and in the seas a plastic soup of microscopic pieces of plastic become embedded in the flesh of the fish. Along the coasts, washed up garbage become part of the landscape. In the end, we eat the plastic and the pollution we thought was washed out to sea. We are caught in a negative circuit. The environmentally unaware human being’s consumption causes pollution in other countries; our society’s waste becomes the plight.
Frimodig, having grown up on the coast, fishing and revelling in freedom of the sea, therefore works towards addressing a balance between marine and human life. Projects revolve around printing with marine litter and food packaging. Pigments are made from spices and vegetables. Final outcomes can be prints made collaboratively and individually in 2 or 3 dimensional forms.