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Past: April 2 → May 14, 2011

« Flotsam
 » : the part of the wreckage of a ship and its cargo found floating on the water

« Jetsa » 
Goods cast overboard deliberately, as to lighten a vessel or improve its stability in an emergency, which sink where jettisoned or washed ashore.

Flotsam Jetsam is a journey video that was produced in the Three Gorges area of the Yangtze River in China. The work is concerned with the notion of landscape’s relationship to identity, in the midst of the extensive infrastructural changes at the Three Gorges site. The video details the process of fabricating a submarine, launching it below the Three Gorges Dam, following the submarine’s progress along the river and through the dam’s boat locks to the reservoir. Along this journey various performances are enacted: dreams are recounted during psycho-therapy sessions in a swimming pool, a theatrical play is performed in a ship factory, and the actors’ concerns about the process and purpose of making the video are voiced.

Gabrielle Maubrie Gallery Gallery
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The artists

  • Théo Mercier
  • Nelson Leirner
  • Christoph Keller
  • Bill Owens
  • Alex MacLean
  • Patty Chang
  • Sandra Vasquez de la Horra
  • Dennis Adams
  • Joseph Havel
  • Ralph Eugene Meatyard
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