The Ocean Has the Final Say

Performance lecture hosted on Zoom. Full duration: 47”08’.
Video documentation courtesy of Lauren Schooley.

The Ocean Has the Final Say probes both the digital sites and physical material to question the historical construction of  border and sovereignty as relating to the modern nation-state and under the Mandala system in pre-modern Southeast Asia. Oscillating between chroma keying technology, live interaction with audiences and pre-recorded web-surfing, the performance speculates a new political system in which territory can be made both public and private, allowing for a more nuanced mode of owning and caring for the sea and land.