Leaving Port, Leaving Starboard

2008

Group exhibition Metro Poles - Art in Action, Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, Queens, New York, curated by Heng-Gil Han.

Claudia Weber Leaving Port, Leaving Starboard

C-print, 30 in. x 40 in. (76 cm x 100 cm)

Claudia Weber Leaving Port, Leaving Starboard

Installation view

Claudia Weber Leaving Port, Leaving Starboard

Log (#1), archival print, 11 in. x 14 in (28 cm x 35.5 cm)

Claudia Weber Leaving Port, Leaving Starboard

Log (#2), archival print, 11 in. x 14 in (28 cm x 35.5 cm)

Claudia Weber Leaving Port, Leaving Starboard

Log (#3), archival print, 11 in. x 14 in (28 cm x 35.5 cm)

Claudia Weber Leaving Port, Leaving Starboard

Log (#4), archival print, 11 in. x 14 in (28 cm x 35.5 cm)

Claudia Weber Pieces of Eight

Log (#5), archival print, 11 in. x 14 in (28 cm x 35.5 cm)

Claudia Weber Pieces of Eight

Installation view

Claudia Weber Leaving Port, Leaving Starboard

Detail

The photographed model of the famous trading ship 'Cutty Sark,' evocative of nostalgia and wanderlust, serves as the anchor of this installation, which appropriates and re-coordinates the elements of the model vessel and the concepts of map making. As a result both ships coexist in close vicinity to each other, one in a shop window and the other in an exhibition space, continuing their roles as vessels to be filled with dreams and projections.