In January I took up a fellow artists offer to make an installation in a shipping container.
WildWildGoose Contained was a 3 month residency by Dagmara in 2 shipping containers next to the Maribrynong Rver in Footscray (Melbourne)
Check put the other work that was created in this space on the Facebook page Wildwildgoosecontained
On the overpass bridge next to the container are two enormous pasted up photos of Uncle Larry, gently watching over us, and those who pass by.
Across the river
a depot of shipping containers
a 24 hour flow of trucks and cranes
Next to us
a freight train line
a constant stream of ‘goods’ coming and going
rising and falling with the tide
heading always to the sea
On that sea
containers travelling to and from the port
And woven through this landscape
Already hanging in the space was Dagmara’s net with folded boats.
I added a shipping rope curled into a nest with the end of the rope stretched across the wall.
tributaries feeding a river
branches of a tree
A road map
Then the mermaid. jumped in…
On the last day i invited 5 performers to come and explore the work….
We created a 1 hour rolling improvisation, moving in and out of the container.
(Video to come!!)
(Black and White Photographs by Dagmara @ wildwildgoose.com )