A Sea of Troubles, 2011. Performed at the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, curated by Jens Hoffmann.
Against a video backdrop of a churning ocean, three women read texts about the sea. Speaking in carefully timed rounds, their voices overlap, revealing and obscuring the words they articulate. They stand in unison and drag the metal chairs off the stage, making a terrible noise. The video cuts to a ship sinking as the performers drag their chairs along the aisle and exit the auditorium. A Sea of Troubles was part of the performance series Dreams that Money Can Buy at the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts.