Shipwreck III (2018-2020) continues my investigation of the myriad ways that plastic waste has invaded our natural landscapes. As elsewhere, I find the tensions and juxtapositions of this issue intriguing. There is nothing inherently ugly in a plastic container, so why do we perceive it as so when we come across one in nature?

 In these videos, I probe this question by littering hundreds of multicolored cups in otherwise virgin landscapes. What results is, to me, a beautiful scene composed of the visual unification of a victimizer with its victim. Afterwards, I clean up the cups, erasing the signs of my transgression and returning the scene to its pristine state. Thus, this performance highlights in a personal way the problem of plastic waste, a reflection upon this problem, and a thoughtful act that solves it.

Shipwreck III (Swimming pool)

Photographic action

2018

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(Swimming pool) 2018

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(Swimming pool) 2018

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(Swimming pool) 2018

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(Swimming pool) 2018

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(Swimming pool) 2018

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Shipwreck III (Vilanova de Sau)

Photographic action

2019

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(Vilanova de Sau) 2019

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(Vilanova de Sau) 2019

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(Vilanova de Sau) 2019

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Shipwreck III (Pont de Malafogassa)

Photographic action

2019

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(Pont de Malafogassa) 2019

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(Pont de Malafogassa) 2019

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(Pont de Malafogassa) 2019

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Shipwreck III, Vilanova de Sau, 2019

Performing artist: Nathalie Rey

Video: José Luis García Tercero

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Resolution: C4K/24p UHD 3840 x 2160 px

Duration: 08:07 min

Shipwreck III (Wall of dried stone 1)

Photographic action

2019

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(Wall of dried stone1) 2019

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(Wall of dried stone1) 2019

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(Wall of dried stone1) 2019

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Shipwreck III, Muro de piedra seca 4, 2019

Performing artist: Nathalie Rey

Video: José Luis García Tercero

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Resolution: FHD/25p 1920 x1080 px

Duration: 03:21 min

Shipwreck III (Monte de la Virgen Blanca)

Photographic action

2019

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(Monte de la Virgen de Blanca) 2019

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(Monte de la Virgen de Blanca) 2019

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(Monte de la Virgen de Blanca) 2019

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(Monte de la Virgen de Blanca) 2019

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Shipwreck III (Cabezo de la Cobertera)

Photographic action

2019

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(Cabezo de la Cobertera) 2019

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(Cabezo de la Cobertera) 2019 Photo by J.L. Tercero

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(Cabezo de la Cobertera) 2019

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(Cabezo de la Cobertera) 2019

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Shipwreck III, Cabezo de la Cobertera, 2019

Performing artist: Nathalie Rey

Video: José Luis García Tercero

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Resolution: FHD/25p 1920x1080 px

Duration: 06:03 min

Shipwreck III (The dead Oak)

Photographic action

2020

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(The dead Oak) 2020

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Shipwreck III (Jeanne)

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2020

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(Jeanne) 2020

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(Jeanne) 2020

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Shipwreck III (Port Skeul)

Photographic action

2020

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(Port Skeul) 2020

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(Port Skeul) 2020

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(Port Skeul) 2020

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(Port Skeul) 2020

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Shipwreck III, Belle Isle en Mer, 2021

Performing artist: Nathalie Rey

Video: José Luis García Tercero

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Format: MP4 (LPCM)

Resolution: FHD/25p 1920x1080 px

Duration: 03:56 min

Shipwreck III (Cap de Grills)

Photographic action

2020

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(Cap de Grills) 2020

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(Cap de Grills) 2020

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Shipwreck III (Cortijada Los Gázquez)

Photographic action

2021

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(Cortijada Los Gázquez) 2021

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(Cortijada Los Gázquez) 2021

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(Cortijada Los Gázquez) 2021

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(Cortijada Los Gázquez) 2021

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