Driftless

From the Series The Wrong Place
2012 (Performance) In Collaboration with Jody Wood
2012 – 2017 (Artist Film) Felipe Castelblanco.

In 2012 I attempted to build the smallest boat that could hold only one person’s weight. As a result, I devised a way to navigate through large bodies of water using a precarious hand-made raft. This performance / film started in lake Wesserunsett in Main (North East of the USA) in 2012  and since then has traveled to places like the Pacific Coast of Colombia, Panama, Mexico, UK, Norway, Sweeden, Australia, the Philippines, and other cities in the USA.

Dirftless explores notions of nationhood as a form of contemporary confinement, while embracing on the ocean as a public site for artistic interventions.  This fictional journey creates a visual narrative, which also borrows from recent (human) migratory paths by touring the viewer through the planet in a way that references make-shit strategies for border crossing.

Screenings and exhibitions include: Play Festival, Cologne (Germany); Prisma Cámara de Comercio, Bogotá (Colombia); Bodø Biennale (Norway); Mote Gallery at the Royal Academy America, New York (USA); and 67 Gallery in New York (USA).  

Photographic Series: 

Installation View
(Film, photographs and sculpture. Meiriet Kultur Senter. Lofoten, Norway. 2017)

 

 

 

 

 

Project Statement :

Text originally presented at the panel Passages of Crossing, CAA conference in New York, 2017