IN YOUR FACE – Ocean. Now!
“In Your Face” is a media-driven collective project by Ocean. Now. with participants from around the world. Over a period of 3 months, ocean lovers collected microplastic samples that are now shown symbolically in the shape of a “beauty mask” on “known faces”. The bloody nose stands for the destructive character of microplastics. Our collective wave of resistance aims at sending a clear message: It’s time to finally ban microplastics in cosmetics and cleaning products. It’s time for us humans to look ourselves in the eye.
Dieter Hallervorden – Actor
“Plastic belongs as little in the sea as mustard and ketchup in a plate of rice pudding.”
Johannes Strate – Singer ‘Revolverheld
“The ocean is a big part of my childhood for me and I hope my son can say the same thing in 30 years.”
Microplastic collected on Spitsbergen, Arctic.
Dörthe Eickelberg – Moderator, Arte
What does the ocean mean to you? “Everything. The sea knows no boundaries.
Heiko Kotelett – DJ & Producer – Kotelett&Zadak
What does the ocean mean to you? 71% mysterious.
Katharina Spiering – Actress
“The ocean means freedom and security to me.”
Microplastic collected on the beach of Vancouver, Canada.
Alexander Krüger – Entrepreneur, Festivals Feel & Artlake
“The ocean – the source of our life, the source of our energy and the power of our future – is the blood of our earth.”
Luisa Neubauer – Activist #Fridays4Future
“If you care about the climate, you can’t get past the oceans. Climate protection also means protecting the oceans”.
Dr. Melanie Bergmann – Marine Biologist
“The ocean is a place of power for me and it produces our food and the air we breathe.”
Microplastic collected on the beach of North Queensferry, Scotland.
Jens Stoetzner – Apnoea Diver Champion
What does the ocean mean to you? “Weightless descent into the greatest natural paradise.”
Adelé Logan – Zazi Vintage
“The ocean means mother. The ocean builds you up, makes you strong, it is connected to everything.”
Fritz Windish – DJ & Producer – Soukie&Windish
“The river is flowing flowing and growing. The river is flowing back to the sea.”
Microplastic collected in Playa de Montaña, Lanzarote, Spain.
Marcella Hansch – CEO Pacific Garbage Screening
“The ocean is the only place for me to really refuel.”
Martin Zadak – DJ & Producer – Kotelett&Zadak
What does the ocean mean to you? “The sea is more like a feeling to me.”
Nico Stojan – DJ & Producer –
What does the ocean mean to you? “Life”
Microplastic collected at Seaford Beach, Australia.
Ifeatu Nnaobi – documentary filmmaker
“I’ve always liked being next to the ocean because it is so vast. Right there is where I feel most connected to infinity.”
Dave Dinger – DJ
“To me, the ocean is the calm, the storm and everything in between.”
Ibrahim Nash’at – documentary filmmaker
“Where the body meets the soul to enjoy unity”
Microplastic collected on the beach of Honolulu, Hawaii.
Eric D. Clark – DJ & Producer
“I can’t imagine being without the ocean, it doesn’t make any sense.
Daria Daria – Sustainability blogger
“For me, the ocean means the source of all life.”
Prof. Dr. Volker Quaschning – #Scientists4Future
“The ocean is the cradle of life, and if we destroy the ocean, we destroy the livelihood.”
Microplastic collected at Kure Atoll, Hawaii.
Milena Glimbowski – Zero Waste Activist
“For me, the ocean means the beginning and the end of all life.”
Uli Kunz – Research Diver & Underwater Photographer
“The ocean is almost everything to me.”
Jeanne de Kroon – Founder Zazi Vintage
“The ocean for me means forgiveness, healing and nourishment.”
Microplastic collected on the beach of Cape Agulhas, South Africa.
Michael Fritz – Co-Founder Viva con Agua
“The ocean means life to me, because water is life.”
Ashley Arthur – Beauty Blogger Glanz&Natur
“Absolute depth, life and purity.”
Ezra Karyagdi – Beauty Blogger – Glanz&Natur
What does the ocean mean to you?: “Freedom, home and life.”
Microplastic collected on the beach of Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia.
Tom Sietas, apnoea diver & world record holder
“The ocean is a fascinating habitat that has always attracted me magically.”
Nayan Soukie – DJ & Producer – Soukie&Windish
“For me, the ocean means the smell of salt, because I grew up on the ocean.”
Oliver Koletzki – DJ & Producer – Stil vor Talent
“For me, the ocean means vacation, but it also means life.”
Microplastic collected on the beach of Almeria, Spain
Louisa Dellert – Sustainability blogger & influencer
“Ocean means life to me. And life, no matter where, should always be protected.”
Johannes Bergheim – DJ & Producer – AKA AKA
“The ocean means a threatened future to me.”
Holger Kampling – DJ & Producer – AKA AKA
“I am a child of the coast, the ocean basically means everything to me.”
Microplastic collected at Sanur Beach, Bali, Indonesia.
Mimi Love – DJ
“For me, the ocean is the place where I can dream like nowhere else.”
Microplastic collected at Playa de Los Frailes, Ecuador