A public performance for P.I.C.A.’s Time Based Arts Festival. Suspended on floats 20’ above the water, my fabricated “Rococo” buoy weaved and teetered in the Willamette river as I spoke to the opposing shores and the river itself through a formation of gilded megaphones.
A sound composition by Bobby Jones supported the amplified monolog built from poetic ruminations and sea chantey lyrics and linked all participants in an operatic moment of pageantry and civic spectacle.
This slow procession theatrically charged the river at dusk and gave its flow the function of poetic meter.
Courtesy of Oregon Public Broadcasting's "Art Beat" segment.