WaveBreakers

My explorations of wavebreakers began in 2001 on a trip to Kauhsiung, the southern port of Taiwan. On a hike to the beach i discovered a wall of huge concrete “jacks” protecting the shore from ocean waves. I climbed around on these with a still camera and entered a world of fascinating shapes, shadows, textures, trash, and sea creatures.

The slow-motion video seen here was taken on a subsequent trip to the same beach in 2007. The symmetry of the perfect 3-D forms and the way the forms are tangled up on one another creates endless possibilities of shapes and shadows on camera.

live multi-screen video and electronics by Rob Dietz