Friday, 23 December 2011

Flotilla Environmental Time Lapse Installation

Granville Island, Vancouver, BC

Flotilla is the on site installation, part of my project for the Art(IS)LAND exhibition. The community engaged component was called Ocean Flotilla and gathered together messages of hope from the local to international level both on site and through this blog.
Backdrop of Flotilla Installation

View of Installation

Closeup of bottom of installation

Closeup of woven eyes of installation

Flotilla as an ephemeral time lapse environmental installation combines willow, water and seeds with recycled natural materials some of which are manufactured such as used salt licks. 
There was 3 layers of time lapse activity incorporated into the design. 
First was the dissolution/ process of turning carved salt fish into salt water, pictured here:
Day 1
Day 3
Day 5
Day 7
Day 9
Day 10

The second was the seed bomb planted in the heart of the organic figure that over time sprouted edible vegetation, pictured here:

Day 1
Day 5
Day 10
The third was designed as a sundial that didn’t indicate minutes and hours but each day scanned past(history) present(here) and future, using the shadow of the willow boat as the arm of the sundial scanning across text on river rocks. The text is “history ebbs from here flows the future”.  Pictured below:



12 noon

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Ocean Flotilla Boat Launch

The Ocean Flotilla was successfully launched on September 17 2011 on Granville Island in Vancouver BC.  This video clip documents the process!  Don't forget to write in the log book if you have found one of the boats:

Video by Michael Sider
Please visit the Ocean Flotilla Flickr site to see more images of the launch and the workshops: 

Friday, 9 September 2011

Ocean Flotilla interview on North by Northwest, Sunday September 11

Sheryl McKay interviews Haruko Okano on her projects for Granville Island, Vancouver, BC
Her environmental project has two parts to it. The onsite installation is open for viewing and has elements of time lapse, dissolution and growth. Her global to the local part is called Ocean Flotilla and asks people around the world to contribute messages of hope for a better world in the next 100 years.
Sunday Sept. 11 8am PST CBC North by Northwest radio station 690 AM or 88.1 FM