"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."
Cloudship also exists as a two-channel installation.
Installation view of Cloudship (2018) Kate Walker, in Holding What Can't Be Held, Ming Studios, USA (2018)
Moments of contact based on an email exchange between the two artists and friends, as they try to retain points of connection.
Animated maps of the United States are covered in red patchwork cloth, before a hole forms in the southern USA.
Landscape footage of Nevada, USA, is overlaid with Cliff Fell's poem The M at the End of the Earth.
Members of the LGBT community in Nelson, New Zealand gather for a mass hula hoop event, in this work about body physicality and visual spectacle.