MAR PEQUENO

2003
video
36’

The video documents a journey of hours adrift on a raft made of furniture-like objects along Mar Pequeno (small sea), an estuary amidst a tropical rain forest in Brazil.


A Sisyphus on waters, the purpose of the sometimes strenuous activity is never clear, apart from the insistence to carry on, just like with any art making process. The pace of the video matches the rhythms of nature, of the tide that washes in and out and in interaction with the storm announced on the horizon. The assemblage falls apart only to be reassembled in another configuration while the pieces themselves gradually dismantle in entropy. The process starts again with the next loop of video.

 
 

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