Sailing A Sinking Sea
2646 N Milwaukee Ave
Saturday May 15, 6:00pmTheater 1Sailing A Sinking SeaA Dream at The Edge of LandSteve Wood8 min., Video, 2013, USA“The textures and colors of this piece were made by hand-coloring 16mm film. These colorful, frenetic textures were then matted digitally with simple animated shapes and archival photographs. The resulting dreamlike visions of shorelines and seascapes tell of solitude, soul-mates and transformation.” - Steve WoodWar PrayerRichard Wiebe17 min., Video, 2015, Cyprus/USA“Last summer marked the 40th anniversary of Cyprus’s invasion and partition. For decades every US administration has exploited this partition, using military bases on the island to conduct surveillance in the Middle East. An icon is a prayer, a window to heaven, to a listening ear.” - Richard WiebeSailing A Sinking SeaOlivia Wyatt65 min., Video, 2015, USASailing A Sinking Sea is a feature-length experimental documentary exploring the culture of the Moken people of Burma and Thailand. The Moken are a seafaring community and one of the smallest ethnic minority groups in Asia, traditionally spending eight months out of the year in thatch-roofed wooden boats. Wholly reliant upon the sea, their entire belief system revolves around water. Sailing A Sinking Sea weaves a visual and aural tapestry of Moken mythologies and present-day practices, exploring underwater activity, religious ceremonies, healing rituals, music, language, and a broad range of daily practices.
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