Out of the Blue


By and with Silke Huysmans & Hannes Dereere

”We know more about the surface of the Moon than about the bottom of the ocean.”

Our planet hasn’t been completely explored: only ten percent of the ocean floor has been mapped. Today we’re on the verge of a deep sea mining boom.

Silke Huysmans and Hannes Dereere’s methods resemble those of journalists and documentarists. Out of the Blue consists of via-satellite conversations with three crews sailing the Pacific – a mining ship, an observational team of marine biologists and geologists, and a Greenpeace group protesting the mining operation. Letting the experts do the talking, this delicate and intense piece is a vividly detailed account of ocean exploitation. It is both a love letter to the underwater world and an analytical case study.

Out of the Blue excites you enough to make you want to read more about the subject immediately.”
Magali Degrande, Het Nieuwsblad