Curated by Lucy Cowling, the project unfolded over three events, moving between traces and layers of oceanic themes. The trilogy is a multimedia installation of spoken word, video, props/sculpture and collaboration where the “threshold between ocean and land” represents an ‘intertidal zone’ to immerse oneself in.
Episode 5: Origins is a blank/a beginning/a birth as well as the first event that moved through topics and myths such as ‘the birth of Aphrodite, the aquatic ape theory [and] the boneless body of the octopus.’ Episode 3: The Wake’ is a ‘frozen moment or ‘an ocean of plastic’ where poetic prose verges on sermon and ambient electronics hover in a sacred space of shrine.
The final event, Episode 7: Carnival, is a “celebration of loss, life, and good times.” The pair invited friends to contribute with live performances, featuring a virtual make-over by Paula Pinho Martins Nacif, a film by Joeseph Bateman, live sound and video by Patrick David Godfrey Furness, poetry by Brother Portrait, a live sound and video ‘harddrive’ performance by hp (aka daonna) a DJ set by Sofia Albina Novikoff Unger and ending with sonic duo SpongeBob No Pants (aka Teal Griffin and Baba Ali).**