Psychoswimography: Santa Barbara

Vanessa Daws

Description

‘In October 2014 I travelled to Santa Barbara in California to create new art work as part of a group exhibition at the BABEL Biennale Conference, the theme for which was “On the Beach” : Precariousness, Risk, Forms of Life, Affinity, and Play at the Edge of the World. For two weeks prior to the exhibition I swam, explored, cycled, got sun stroke and sought out the local aquatic community to help me make sense of the power of the ocean and why the desire to submerge is so compelling. This video was made on site in the Pacific Ocean. The Ocean Ducks are a group of local sea swimmers who meet daily for swimming in the ocean, they took me under their wings and were a crucial part in the making of this work.’ (Text by the artist, sourced from https://vimeo.com/114847606 on November 20th 2016)

Details
Title

Psychoswimography: Santa Barbara

Year

2014

Creator

Vanessa Daws

Medium

Moving Image

Form

Short

Genre

Diary; lyrical

Subject

Swimming; Pacific Ocean

Language

English

Duration

00:07:00

Original format

Digital: Apple ProRes422, Quicktime (Gopro)

Aspect ratio

16:9

Colour

Colour

Sound

Sound

Rights

Vanessa Daws

Artist website

http://vanessadaws.com/

Link to work

https://vimeo.com/114847606