Protei is the brain child of Cesar Harada, who we were very fortunate to meet up with while he was on his way up the coast of Africa. In 2010 Cesar quite his dream job and moved to New Orleans to develop a more efficient way to soak up oil. He designed a highly maneuverable, flexible boat, capable of cleaning large tracts of oil quickly. But rather than turning a profit, he has opted to open-source the design.
We are now into the thick of producing Moving Sushi into a documentary, and as a result our world has become immersed in sound bites,voice overs, colour, design andstorytelling. In this process we came acros thisdocumentary that is anything but traditional.Receivinggreat reviews It's a near-wordless, almost abstract depiction of an 80-foot groundfishing boat heading out of New Bedford, Mass. A mesh of sounds, with no voice over direction- just images of a world on board and around a fishing boat out at sea. Directed by Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Verena Paravel, Taylor is director of Harvard University's Sensory Ethnography Lab, where they explore art through the sensoryexperienceof being inside of aparticularculture."We still wanted to create this multiplicity of perspectives that would relativize the human," he says. Perspectives that "would make the spectator rethink humanity's relationship to nature, in relationship to a plethora of other beings, of other animals, of other kind of inanimate objects — the elements, the earth, the sky, the sea, the boat, mechanization, fish, crustaceans, starfish — everything that is involved in the ecology of what's going on in industrial fishing today."
Just the trailer alone is an overwhelming sensory experience, take a look for yourself.
We are very proud to announce that Mike has been voted in as a member of the Explorers Club.
With its international multidisciplinary professional society the club encourages intrepid, envelope-pushing adventurers to assemble and share information about the earth, oceans, air, space, ancient civilizations and species, science and to promote conservation. Since its inception in 1904, the Club has served as a meeting point and unifying force for explorers and scientists worldwide.