2 channel video installation, 1920 x 1080, 8:20min, 2013-2014
The video work was produced on Okinawa, an island that was devastated during the pacific war and still bears military bases as a result of US global security policies. In analogy to the ongoing protests, demonstrations and attempts to prove their cultural distinctiveness from Japan with local traditions, islanders were asked to participate in a performative act that was conducted on shores all around the island. Having only their bodies and traditional oars as tools, participants were asked to imagine that the island is rather a ship than a geographically determined location and that it is in their power to move the island.
See video here: Vimeo