And The Sea
And the Sea is a four-channel sound and video installation, intended to
be projected on a encompassing, semi-circular screen. Each video shows
an undulating, kaleidoscopic collage of a coastal landscape, reminiscent
of the setting Caspar David Friedrich places his diminutive figure against in
“The Monk and the Sea”. With a confusion of perspective and scale, the
viewer is asked to place their body in a landscape that is strange yet familiar.
As the viewer stands in the middle of the four facing channels, they are
surrounded by a pulsing, slowly unfolding earth, which disconnects them
from a stability of place. The soundtrack of manipulated breathing, and
the animalistic quality of the movement, gives the landscape a living quality.
The piece asks the viewer to consider their own rhythm of breathing and
internal compass in relation to the altered landscape that surrounds them.