The Strand Gallery is proud to present the world exclusive screening of JoshingTalk: The Submersible Project, a documentary film by social entrepreneur Josh Taylor, recounting his latest project where he sent a submersible on an epic journey to the deepest point in the Atlantic Ocean. The screening will take place with a back drop of an exhibition presenting several of Taylor’s other incredible feats and inspirational ventures.
The success of Taylor’s second project ‘Space Art’, drew the attention of Sir Richard Branson, Chairman of Virgin Group. Enticed by Taylor’s vision to create a unique piece of work unifying science, art and nature through human intellect and unrelenting determination, Branson personally issued him the challenge to see how far under the ocean Taylor could explore.
Taylor ambitiously decided to send a submersible to the deepest point of the Atlantic Ocean, the Milwaukee Deep. With help from local marine companies, the submersible would sink down into the depths of the ocean and document the trench, located some 6 miles under the ocean’s surface. This is one of the last places on earth yet to be explored.
The exclusive film screening, hosted at The Strand Gallery will reveal, for the first time, the amazing story behind the long and arduous journey Taylor undertook to create JoshingTalk: The Submersible Project. From building the submersible to his expedition to Puerto Rico and his return to the UK, this tale is both moving and amusing, while proving that through determination and innovation, almost anything is possible.
The exhibition will be open to the public from 17th – 19th July, 11am – 6pm. Not one to be missed!