Open Ocean, 2018

single-channel video, 10 minutes

monitors, 2x4 stand, house paint

Interviews with open ocean swimmers are translated into studio-constructed swims. Lo-fi special effects fragment and refract the studio swimmer. Excerpts from the interviews serve as partial captions. The work oscillates between meditation on embodied awareness and exploration of the dissociative anxieties of solitude.

 

The video spans a four monitor video wall mounted to an armature mimicking the studio set. Installed with gallery floors and walls painted blue, viewers move/swim through their own open ocean.