The Ark is a site specific installation, commissioned by and presented during Proyecta Oaxaca, festival de diseño y artes digitales.
The Ark is built around the cacti that line the Aljibe, at the heart of the Ethnobotanical Garden of Oaxaca.
Adopting a poetic approach, The Ark gives voice to the garden’s plants, participants in the work, the beating heart of the space and an unpredictable choir.
Telling their story, revealing their fantasised and fantastical character, The Ark is the mise-en-abîme of the trail. A three part audio-visual installation, it unfolds like a movie set in space, in which the wandering spectator plays the role of the camera.
Once I lived the life of a millionaire Spending my money, I didn’t care I carried my friends out for a good time Bying bootleg liquor, champagne and wine
Then I began to fall so low I didn’t have a friend, and no place to go So if I ever get my hand on a dollar again I’m gonna hold on to it till them eagle’s green
Nobody knows you when you down and out In my pocket not one penny And my friends I haven’t any But If I ever get on my feet again Then I’ll meet my long lost friend It’s mighty strange, without a doubt Nobody knows you when you down and out I mean when you down and out
Mmmmmmmm…. when you’re down and out Mmmmmmmm… not one penny And my friends I haven’t any Mmmmmmmm… Well I felt so low Nobody wants me round their door Mmmmmmmm… Without a doubt, No man can use you wen you down and out I mean when you down and out