All This Coming and Going
Coming ashore and going aboard. Unloading and loading. Washing in and slipping out. Floating by and dragging traces.
Welcome, both inside and outside.
Here are landscapes after a tsunami, Titanic on first class, a belly dancer luring sailors and landlubbers, a library without books, the last journey, heartbreaking tones, silent tears, shipwrecks and joyful cries.
Inside and outside 12 large ship containers, mobiles, projections, shadows and moving pictures will depict what was – and what is to come.
The installation thematises the sea as an incredible powerful natural force which both draws and threatens – and how times change. It does so, through stories and picture universes about life at, with and on the sea.
The audience moves around the installation as they please, and without following a certain, already given order.
All This Coming and Going was presented at the waterfront at Pier 3, Aarhus East during Aarhus Festuge 2017. The installation was a part of the program of Aarhus 2017 – European Capital of Culture.
Dark Mofo, June 2019
2017: Aarhus, Denmark
This project was assisted by the Australian Government through the Department of Communications and the the Arts’ Catalyst – Australian Arts and Culture Fund.