'Vessel' 2017 - 3 hr performance
salt, pepper, canal water, door

The work imagines the journey of Venetian merchants sailing across the red sea on ancient trade routes and delivering precious cargoes of spices. I sprinkle the wood door panelling with pepper. I then gradually open the door reacting to its soft creak, like the sound of an old ship as it navigates through the waves, eventually opening it to full capacity. I let go of the heavy door. It slams shut.