Among Seafarers is an ongoing work based on researches about seafaring, ships and harbours.
HAMBURG, GERMANY – SANTOS, BRAZIL 2017
In early 2017, I went on a research trip from Hamburg, Germany to Santos, Brazil, on one of the biggest cargoships that are currently in operation.
The following video is an excerpt of the short film „Der Tag einer Seefrau an Bord“ (A Seawoman`s Day on Board, 9:41min, 2017) – in order to watch the whole film, please write to: email@example.com
A flag alphabet diary of unfinished thoughts, aquarell pencil on paper, 29,7 x 42 cm, 2017
VARNA, BULGARIA – BATUMI, GEORGIA 2011
In 2011 I did my first project on a cargo vessel that went across the Black Sea from Varna, Bulgaria to Batumi, Georgia. The journey was part of the project Fluid Ground – A symposium on board of a cargo ship across the Black Sea, with support of the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung. I asked the seafarers to write down their daily work on a canvas I brought – the canvas worked as platform to connect the group of visitors with the seafarers in a vivid exchange of stories, experiences and dances.
Notations on a cargoship, felt tip on canvas, 156 x 105 cm, 2011
film stills from a short video documentation, 2011.
2nd officer Yordan with drawing, photography, 2011
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