Seaworthy was commissioned by the Institute for Advanced Studies, in collaboration with Northrrop Auditorium, at the University of Minnesota. Originally scheduled for performance after Tania Pérez-Salas' “Waters of Forgetfulness” at Northrop, the work departs from Pérez's water theme towards a performative meditation on visions of the open sea. On October 9, 2010 I invited concert goers to stand in front of a camera, close their eyes and think of the last time they went to the open sea. As they openned their eyes with that vision clear in their minds, I recorded a short video loop and transmitted the footage wirelessly to the roof of Northrop where it was projected in a collage of laughing eyes, thinking of the sea.
Conception: Ali Momeni
Design of Video Projector Mounts: Molly Reichert
Video and Editing: Brennan Vance
Installation: Drew Anderson, Luke Anderson, Sinan Goknur, Ali Momeni, Andrea Stuedel
Performers: Ali momeni, Sinan Goknur an Andrea Steudel
Commissioned by the Institute for Advanced Studies