We are all leaking. Leaky leaky vessels.
With a suit as an artifact – a survival capsule and a death-pod, Eli Eli tells a story about the plastic in our oceans and the rising sea levels. How the melting glaciers at the poles affect the islands next to the equator. About how year 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean. Obsessively the suit has been glued together piece by piece in an attempt to create a capsule of water that one can be submerge into.
Inspired by hydrofeminist theories the suit is leaking and reflects on how we are all entangled and vulnerable to one another.
The watersuit has been shown in different form and iterations:
First as a performance 2019, Breathing an Ocean, Breathing a sea (still love u like e.t)
shown at Frascati Theater in Amsterdam and Uferstudios in Berlin.
2021 it became a longdurational film shown together with the suit made into a fountain in Konstepidemins boilerroom as a part of GIBCA (Gothenburg international biennale) extended.
2022 It was with me in a performance at Fylkingen, Stockholm as part of Svensk Musikvår
2023 will be a shortfilm with the watersuit.
STILLS FROM THE FILM THAT OCEANIC FEELING 2021. IN THE SUIT IS BRITTANIE BROWN AND ME. PHOTOGRAPHER: TUVA BJÖRK. B.PHOTO: KIM EKBERG. ASSISTANCE: JOHAN ADAM, ELINA BIRKEHAG AND MAX PIGOTT.
FROM THE PERFORMANCE: Breathing an ocean, Breathing a sea (still love u like e.t)
From the exhibition at Konstepidemin 2021