Clinton Watkins
Cont Ship #3 and Horizon Line #1

14 August - 13 September 2008

Cont Ship #3 is part of a continuing series that seeks to encapsulate and re-contextualize selected shipping vessels that frequent Auckland City’s Waitemata harbour. Framed within a single static shot, the ships immense bulk quietly and slowly travels through the frame, filling the field of view with bold graphic colour and linear forms which bi-sect the ships hull. The work is seamlessly looped with an accompanying minimal sound composition.

Horizon Line #1 is part of a continuing series of isolated ocean horizon lines with no visible land mass and minimal environmental change. It is also looped with an accompanying sound track of oscillating dual sine wave tones in direct reference to the intersecting monochromes of the stratosphere and ocean.