I went to sea to forget. But I was remembering. Then I remembered all you taught me of moments. So I will not be alone, When it is no longer this moment.
The Echo Collector installation is a stage set, a walk-in piece of theatre which brings to life the story of The Siren and The Sailor, the estranged lovers from 'Remembering a Fairy Tale', separated by time, space, ocean and memory, and it is intended to immerse the audience, through sight, sound and scent, into the heart of the story. The piece depicts the inside of the Sailor's boat, haunted by the memory of the Siren who is represented by the looping animation projected at the far end. The Sailor is represented in his absence by the ephemera left lying around - A pipe, a bottle of whiskey, and old fishing nets in the process of being repaired. The sound of the sea and the distant humming of a female voice lend the place a distinctive atmosphere.
Built over a period of five weeks, the boat is constructed entirely from cardboard, with the exception of the floor which is constructed from pallet wood. To view the build in progress, read Building The Boat which details how and why it was made.
This short film gives a detailed view of the finished piece...
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