Nostalgia For The Never Known, 2008

Hoop Pine, Kauri Pine, Digital Video on DVD, Slides and Projector, Television, Plywood boxes

In Nostalgia For The Never Known, a small wooden boat sits amongst video and slide projection that shows its involvement in a performance. The boat itself is designed to hold only one person- its builder and owner, the artist.
It is a boat that has been painstakingly laboured over, built out of six millimetre strips of Hoop Pine in a traditional style, exclusively for one voyage out to sea.
This one voyage involves the builder tying a rope to the boat and tying the other end of the rope to his body before swimming out into the ocean, towing the boat behind him. The physical presence of the boat alongside its image within the frame of video questions the representational qualities of video.