Shipment Lost at Sea (2018)
HD video, 04'04" (produced for an online exhibition on Internet Moon Gallery)
‘Shipment Lost at Sea’ is a hyperreal narrative of Meso-American artefacts lost at sea during their colonial journey
towards the West.
It portrays an exhibition that will never open, and aims to highlight this process of decontextualisation as a profoundly violent one, a brutal naufrage.
It echoes the slave-trading practice of throwing slaves overboard into deep sea, from which ensued a myth that
seas were haunted by floating remnants of survivors.
The video displays this fragmented sunken history, where the artefacts form an alternative reality of surviving in a
borderless space, never reaching their destination nor returning to their point of origin.