Constant Bearing, Decreasing Range
Single Channel Video, 2015
11 minutes, 15 second loop
Constant bearing, decreasing range (CBDR) is a term in navigation which means that some object, usually another ship viewed from the deck or bridge of one’s own ship, is getting closer but maintaining the same relative bearing. If this continues, the objects will collide.
Captured aboard the Alana Container Ship while sailing through the English Channel, this single channel video work alludes to consequences of a massive system with great influence. In the unedited video, the ship, carrying cargo on an eight day voyage from Portugal, Spain, to the UK and The Netherlands and Germany, appears to be stable while the horizon is moving, when in reality the opposite is happening, suggesting the illusion of security and stability.
Single Channel Video, 2014
13 minutes, 58 second loop
This work exhibits the footprints for every home on the “to be demolished” list in Louisville at the time is was created (2014). The footprints, referencing consequences of the de-industrialization of the American Midwest, were overlaid on video of the waters of the Huangpu River in Shanghai, one of the busiest maritime shipping routes in the world.
This work was is projected on a wall in a space with soft ambient light, allowing the footprints to exist without the frame of the video.
Constant Bearing, Decreasing Range (redux)
Single Channel Video, 2016
9 minutes, 57 second loop