Self-Portraits: Everglades

HD Video, 11min silent loop / digital photograph, 2019

In Self-Portrait: Big Cypress, Everglades – a figure stands in the murky waters of Florida’s Everglades. Whether the figure is stuck, lost, or waiting is not clear. The work exists both as single framed photograph, and also as an 11min silent film-loop. The work is part of a body of work realised during a residency with ‘ARTSail’ & The ArtCenter/South Florida, Miami, Florida. The work was made possible by the help and knowledge of Reverend Houston R. Cypress (artist & activist, from the Otter Clan of the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida).

Another photographic work from this residency is Self-Portrait: Florida Bay (below). This digital-photo records a simple action, as a figure is seen clinging to a pole stuck in the still waters of Florida Bay (at the southern tip of Florida). Why he is here, or how he came to be in this predicament, is unclear.