A road suggests something hard and tangible, which if we follow it for long enough, will take us to where we want or hope to go. A sea road, in contrast, suggests something invisible to the human eye, something intangible that exists more in the imagination.
Roads are lines drawn: concrete and simple to understand. The sea is a state of flux, fed by rivers and drained by atmospheric condensation in an endlessly repeated cycle of disparate elements. Yet, the sea is traversed by shipping lanes and these maritime highways are as clearly defined as any road map and just as fixed in their marking of linear space and measured distance.
The artists in Sea Road take the idea of the sea road as a metaphor for the invisible roads that connect our island to the land mass of Europe and the invisible ‘ties’ that connect each of us to everything that surrounds us.