Kate Walker

Cloudship (2018)

14 min 34 secSingle channel / Digital Video / Colour / Sound

"Thirteen performers parade a large-scale inflatable through the Boise foothills, followed by choreographed actions reminiscent of duck and cover routines from 1950’s propaganda films. The inflatable is partly modelled after the EBR1, a nuclear powered airplane engine that was tested at the nuclear research site, the Idaho National Laboratory in the 1950’s but never made it off the ground. The video taps into dystopian and utopian imaginings widespread in popular culture today."

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