Beaufort 04

 
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Ballman

Beaufort Location: The ‘Dronkeput’, Middelkerke

Lars Siltberg

°1968, Stockholm, Sweden 

Lars Siltberg is mainly active in video, photography and performance. Extreme psychological and physical efforts characterize his works. Siltberg carefully outlines the process of his work, but at the same time he leaves room for improvisation and coincidence. In Ballman two actors try to put their hands and feet in the openings of the transparent balls while under water. To be able to breathe and survive they share a small spherical oxygen tank, which makes the execution of their assignment even more difficult. In this video the actors are seeking a balance, just like the visitor in the ‘Dronkenput’, where the many slanting pillars between a level water surface cause a loss of balance.