Installation and action with worktable, posidonie (eroded seaweed roots collected in southern France), sewing the seaweed into a textile; video projection which alternates between footage shot in France where the posidonie was collected and in Kansas City where it was prepared and sewing was begun, available space.
Detail of posidonie being sewn.
Detail from video loop, Video sequences: Searching for posidonie on La Plage de l’Arene: sewing posidonie in Kansas City;* pebbles on shore at La Plage de l’Arene; two doves making love in Kansas City; blue sea water on the Cote d’Azur; trees, sky and birds in KC; sunset from the Cap Canaille; trembling leaves at dusk in KC; and full moon over the Mediterranean. *All Kansas City video shot in my backyard in Coleman Highlands.
Field guide and samples of posidonie on shelf, Martin, Phillippe. La Nature Méditerranéenne en France, Les melieux, la flore, la faune. Les Écologistes de l’Euzière, 1997, pgs. 188-9. English translation of entry on page 189: Posidonie (say po si do ne) are the eroded roots of a Mediterranean seaweed. “ La Posidonia Oceanica (16 – 47 inches) and compact fragments of hairs of its root. The veritable prairies that they form, have a depth of 97 feet from the surface, serving as a refuge and food reservoir for an incalculable number of animal species. The biological diversity which is dear to us depends upon the density of these grasses”.
Field guide illustration detail, Martin, Phillippe. La Nature Méditerranéenne en France, Les melieux, la flore, la faune. Les Écologistes de l’Euzière, 1997, pgs. 188-9.
prev / next
1 2 3 4 5
· · · · ·