Featured Artist: John Gardner (Bermuda Biennial 2014: A View From the Edge)
The first global reference for Bermuda by people worldwide is the Bermuda Triangle. The Bermuda Triangle is a construct to explain mysteries at sea; it was first publicized in a 1964 issue of the pulp magazine Argosy.
In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of its creation we propose an installation of markers in its three corners: Bermuda, Miami and Puerto Rico.
The complete work embraces a cross-disciplinary celebration of architecture, sculpture, dance and spoken word so that it may fully reflect the communities defining this cultural form. It explores themes of place, explanation, culture and relationships all within a mystical context.
This particular installation is an independent ‘in-camera’ first work as a part of realizing and exploring this vision through a series of works. The overriding goal is to launch a similar engagement and exploration with Miami and Puerto Rico, to place substantial sculptural markers in each corner of the triangle as well as transits through the Bahamas and Turks and Caicos.
The pool has been designed to reflect the image of the dancer, to reflect light generally, and to engage the viewer. We anticipate that the viewer may want to touch the water and that is fine too. It is important that the normal barriers of precious separation of the viewer and the work dissolve so that the work is approachable and can generate new experiences.
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