IN AN ATTEMPT TO MEASURE A COASTLINE
Digital vinyl print, three exposed black & white 120 negative film
strips, found object, blue tape,130x130 cm, 2013-2015.
Produced with the support of Fundación Botín.
The work is an attempt at answering The Coastline Paradox, “the counter-intuitive observation that the coastline of a landmass does not have a well-defined length”; smaller the scale, longer and more precise the length; different Atlases, different coastlines. Using the length and pace of her steps as a measurement tool, the artist walked for three days, from one end of the bay of Santander to the other, for 45 km. The performance was later returned into a diagrammatic drawing, where existential notes coexist with data of the travelled path and distance and elevation from the sea level. The film strips impressed the changing proportion between sky, coastline and sea and are read as the melody of a music composition where the only constant tone is defined
by the line of the horizon. A found object, a 1973 football betting chart where the magnetic stripe resembles
the silhouette of a coastline and the grid dimension equals the one of the musical staff,endorses the legitimacy
of the experience.
Details and found object.
The work installed at MOSTYN Gallery, Wales.