Marea

October, 2007
In 2007 – as part of a personal retrospective show – I decided to invest the gallery’s project space with a site-specific installation. The space – a long and narrow corridor lit by portholes on each side – was the interior of a covered bridge connecting two buildings on either side of the street.

A tide of books…  In 2007 – as part of a personal retrospective show – I decided to invest the gallery’s project space with a site-specific installation. The space – a long and narrow corridor lit by portholes on each side – was the interior of a covered bridge connecting two buildings on either side of the street. 

I imagined a series of waves moving towards the viewer along the narrow corridor in a rhythm characteristic of ocean waves. The subject matter was an accumulation of photographic sequences of books, as seen from the interior, page side. The result was a tide of books, rhythmically unfurling towards the viewer. 

I created an ambient sound by mixing my own regular breathing with the sound of ocean waves, thus exposing a sort of dialogue between the two rhythms, remarkably similar in nature. 

photos: Frédéric Couderc

Marea

ink jet on PVC
ambient sound (ocean waves, respiration)

107 in x 60 in x 630 in
Installing Marea...
Waves studies for the installation (courtesy Ad BenAderet)
Project space for Marea (exterior)

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