In the early 20th century, Jean Painlevé used inventive film and photography techniques to capture the odd nature of marine life.
In the mid-19th century, the Chincha Islands were at the center of a now-forgotten resource war that involved major world powers.
LONDON — A box of thin elastic bands, resting on a circular plinth, pose a challenge. Can you, the wall text asks, pass the length of your body through one of these rubbery rings? The answer in my case was sadly no, but taking part is what counts. “Going to a show is not enough sometimes,” says Shimabuku. “I think it’s nice to use the body a bit.”