Nuno Barroso & Veronika Spierenburg
Curator: Sandra Vieira Jürgens | Session: Future Present
Anchor Cemetery (Cemitério das Âncoras) is a collaborative film project from Veronika Spierenburg and Nuno Barroso. The starting point is the ‘Anchor Cemetery’ to be found at Barril’s Strand, Algarve. There several hundred heavy anchors have been planted in the sand and abandoned, to bear witness to the tuna fishing industry which once flourished there, then declined in the last century due to overfishing.
The artists’ still observations generate a visual ethnography of today’s artisanal fishing, equally guided by the sculptural qualities of natural and man-made constructions that define the coast.