EXISTENTIAL MARINA / PROJECT STATEMENT
Directed and Photographed by Mollie McKinley
Starring Adriana Disman and Aaron Finbloom
2011, HD video, ORT 20:00 min
available as 05:30 min. excerpt loop
Ecompassing photography, performance, installation, and traditional filmmaking, EXISTENTIAL MARINA addresses the concept of liminality: that mysterious in-between that exists on a threshold, a precipice, between worlds and between states of being. The video explores an intersection of existentialism of mysticism through texture and movement; the creation and revelation of a precipice.
The set has been built using jetsam and flotsam washed ashore on the banks of the Hudson River in Beacon, New York: a tugboat rope, life vests, buoys.
The piece premiered as a full-scale video installation in New York City at the 2012 Brucennial to critical acclaim; it has also been screened at the FADO Performance Art Centre in Toronto, the School of Visual Arts New York for David A. Ross’ History of Video Art class, and has been featured on a number of art websites, such as CONTACT PROJECT NYC.