Boat ride in Greenland Sea from Skagaströnd to Siglufjörður

May 17, 2014 § Leave a comment

The pain of 45-90 degree pitching boat in the Greenland Sea, for 9 hours, oh and stuck in the back with no real beds. In the sea footage towards the end, that pitching of the horizon is the boat…. the camera is in a fixed position. With fave salty dogs Guido van Helten and Linda Ros. Memory of a lifetime. Cannot wait to make more of these over the next 7 months….

Installation documentation HD video and sound

June 21, 2013 § 2 Comments

Film documentation of my installation A place prepared for sleep / Staður undirbúin fyrir svefn. 01:10, June 2013.

This film shows the delicate nature of the piece, specifically how each string corresponds with its neighbour – coalescing, diverging, moving in accord with the wind. In the background you can hear the waves of the Greenland Sea and birds calling.

The piece is situated on the cliffs of a peninsula, and the wind can have a strong affect on the waves of the sea in this area. A stronger wind produces vibrant movement by the strings, and also a corresponding louder soundscape from the sea. In time the sounds and the movement of the strings start to share a symbiosis.

It is at this point, at the realisation of the connection, that I start to focus off each specific string. It becomes part of my larger field of vision. The exploration of liminality in this piece, is how it draws out the space between the sound and physicality of a space. How the piece gives visibility to the surrounding sounds (which change), and gives audibility to that which is invisible in a sense (the way the wind passes over a certain place, the space just above the ground).

A place prepared for sleep marries these ‘in between’ aspects and in turn gives the space a grounding, or physicality. From there we can look at collectivity, and how we might share liminal spaces with others.

Documentation above by the inspiring Yogan Muller.

Please view in HD, headphones recommended.

Shallow Water

January 14, 2013 § Leave a comment

Lagan

Goods thrown into the sea with a buoy attached so that they may be found again. Goods or materials found or left on the sea floor.

Flotsam

Floating wreckage of a ship or its cargo (in particular fragments from a shipwreck.). Also, floating debris.

Jetsam

Part of a ship, its equipment, or its cargo that is purposefully cast overboard or jettisoned to lighten the load in time of distress and that sinks or is washed ashore.

Derelict

Cargo that is also on the bottom of the ocean, but which no one has any hope of reclaiming. Forsaken, and (of ship) abandoned at sea; dilapidated, neglected.

The 1591 record – Articles concerning the admiralty of England, and the jurisdiction thereof stated:

“Any ship, yron, leade, or other goods floating or lying under the water or in the depth, of which there is no possessor or owner, which commonly are called Flotzon, Jetson, and Lagan.”

SALVAGE

What is found, rescued or reclaimed. Anything that has been put to good use that would otherwise have been wasted.

What is found

What is found

Otherwise have been wasted.

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