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T o r q u e ,  P a r t  I & II
IBC 1000 K 150.50-UN
IBC 1000 K 150.50-UN
Seawater stored in the IBC container was shipped from 133° 79.515 N 012° 90.797 E to London, UK, 2020 (ongoing), 2021
(part of the body of work and installation -321 °F | in sarcophago vivum aeri)


Torque, Part I
Performance, documentation of an action
Single-channel video
20 min 41 sec, looped
The documentation of an action spanning 6 hours during which the seawater at 133° 79.515 N  012° 90.797 E (undisclosed location) was extracted using a submersible pump and filled into a 1000-litre IBC tank (Intermediate bulk container), subsequently transported to London, and became part of ◑ 133° 79.515 N  012° 90.797 E pt. I & II (2021) and other works in the body of work -321 °F | in sarcophago vivum aeri.
The action of transporting water echoes the movement and displacement of bodies carried across continents. Reflecting on the notion that the sea has been in some way a gigantic collective sarcophagus at the same time explored in the interconnected piece in sarcophago vivum aeri (2021) [the wax sculpture, the centrepiece in the installation], the process parallels transporting something from the realm of the afterlife into that of the living and the in-between; while the performers become both the courier and the witness of souls having a last respite before going into the eternal rest.

size of IBC water container: 110x120x100cm
IBC 1000 K 150.50-UN intermediate bulk container, seawater from 133° 79.515 N 012° 90.797 E, 
submersible pump, reinforced PVC layflat hose

Torque, Part II
L15.4*W11.3 CM
Polaroid photographs, giclée print
photographic documentation in collaboration with Leah L. 

© Vyvyan y. L. | 2022