The Stepping Up and Going Under Method
video / experimental video
In The Stepping Up and Going Under Method, a ship traveling on a metal track carries two characters: a woman crouched at the prow like a figurehead and a mariner who guides the boat down the track. As the boat approaches an obstacle blocking its path, the travelers must make a choice: what will they do with the obstacle in front of them? The title of the piece hints at an answer which is both physical and metaphysical. The audio soundtrack is derived from a NASA recording of a rocket booster disengaging in space, re-entering the Earth’s atmosphere and crashing into the ocean.