The Trap is an installation made from empty fish boxes by Julia Lohmann.
The project was exhibited in Sapporo, Japan a month ago. It symbolizes the problem of overfishing.
The "trap" gives rise to the image of a huge ocean in the minds of the audience, completely empty, and evokes thoughts that the reason for this is industrial fishing, which does not take into account the laws and peculiarities of the underwater world.
Visitors are overwhelmed by the threatening waves of fish boxes that the designer took from the fish market in Sapporo.
Suddenly they realize that they are involuntarily drifting towards the dark center of this composition.
It is a small hall of lines of empty boxes with burning candles in them. Reminiscent of the eerie, nightmarish iconostasis of an abandoned church in a nightmare or a horror movie, from which the Satanists took out and destroyed all the icons.
The exhibition is modeled on Almadraba, a tuna fishing method common in the Mediterranean. This trap is a definite reason for the decline in the tuna population. The inspiration was the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo.
The purpose of the installation is to make people think that blind faith in the inexhaustibility of seafood is wrong and vicious. If you do not stop in time, irreparable catastrophe threatens the underwater world due to irrepressible human appetites.