keel haul | 2012 | video


tad beck and jennifer locke
two channel video installation
trt: 3:06 loop
edition 4 + 2ap

A model was lashed to the underside of a small boat at the feet and held on to the front of the vessel with his hands. Locke and I rotated the boat end over end in various directions, documenting the action with cameras mounted on the topside and underside. The footage was edited into a two channel video installation. While the title refers to a nautical form of corporal punishment, the resulting piece also takes on a meditative quality from its fictional duration.


video documentation

installation stills