Where Ocean Meets Air: installation & performance at Art in the Open

  • Confederation Centre for the Arts: Memorial Hall 145 Richmond Street Charlottetown, PE, C1A 8G8 Canada

A three channel 16mm film loop installation reflecting on reflection.  Salt, water, preservation, and distillation explore the liminal space where sea meets sky.  When the horizon is hidden in haze, distance collapses and expands.  Salt, water, and reflection become key physical elements in the installation of this work.

This work is installed at Memorial Hall at the Confederation Centre for the Arts, and involves three 16mm film projectors with loopers, an 8 x 16 foot custom built pool of water for reflecting the images, and two smoke machines.  A 60 second vocal performance takes place every 10 minutes.

All film loops were processed in salt water taken from the ocean where they were filmed.

This work was created during a residency at the Island Media Arts Cooperative.  Equipment was graciously provided by Struts Gallery & Faucet Media Arts Centre, the Atlantic Filmmakers Cooperative, and the Liason of Inependent Filmmakers of Toronto. Darkrooms were provided by Holland College.