BELL 8 is a meditative installation named after the navigational buoy in Long Island Sound, near the mouth of the Connecticut River. This attempt to inspire the sense of expansion and bliss one has afloat offers a chance to re-charge, and sail off, safely, into the unknown.

BELL 8 offers 21′ projection, on one-three surfaces entwining the views from the bow, the stern, and  within;  a neutral gaze, with left and right brain impressions of the sea. See vimeo clip. A dream acknowledges our collective sorrow over the damage we’ve done to the sea and our attempts to correct our wrongs.

At the center of this sensory experience is fog. Being rocked  with zero visibility idles the mind. As you surrender to the continual shifts at sea, you release your impulse for control, and embrace change.

bell 8

photo by Nan Melville