by Dr Louisa Evans, Dr Rachel TurnerJay Kerry & Daniel Marcus Clark, co-created with South Coast fishing communities Hastings & Mevagissey

An Out of the Kaleider production

Buoyed is an interactive, playful cluster of magical glass buoys that hang above head height, suspended by slender wooden stems. They tease you with their pulsing glow and muffled voices, enticing you in for a closer listen. And as you reach them, they start speaking to you….


Images: Kaleider, R&A Collaborations.  Lost Weekend, Exeter 2017

This project aims to use art to bring the voices of inshore fishing communities in England to the general public and decision-makers as a means to raise the political profile of this typically marginalised sector. Through research and creative engagement it will investigate fishers’ experiences of social, political and environmental change, and within this context of change will explore their aspirations under Brexit in anticipation of formal avenues to engage in negotiations.

Watch The Making of Buoyed video to discover the journey of co-creation to bring seldom-heard voices into public spaces.


Images: Dr Louisa Evans.  Hastings 2017

Touring Information

The Buoyed installation launched at the Hastings Seafood and Wine Festival in September 2017 and came to Exeter as part of Lost Weekend in October 2017.  If you would like Buoyed for a festival or venue we’d love to hear from you.

Fees: Upon request.

Contact Details

For commissions of new audio content, touring, or more info: Katie Keeler (Executive Producer)
Email: katie@kaleider.com

Project partners are Hastings Fishermen’s Protection Society, Mevagissey Fishermen’s Association, NUTFA and south coast fishermen, Blue Marine Foundation.

Buoyed is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and the University of Exeter Geography department.


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