OTHER VIDEOS

  • 2014 Groundhog Day Benefit Concert
  • 30th Anniversary
  • Aggie Zed: Keeper’s Keep
  • Black Boiled Coffee & the Cacophony of Frogs – Evon Streetman
  • Bob Trotman: Business As Usual
  • Creature Comforts – Volker Seding
  • Don ZanFagna: INFRA/ULTRA
  • Doug Beube: Re-Breaking the Codex
  • Hunter’s Paradise Found – Kevin Kelly
  • I Can Heal
  • If Wishes Were Rivers – Jerome Meadows
  • Joseph Burwell and Herb Parker
  • Labyrinth – Motoi Yamamoto
  • Leslie Wayne: Recent Work
  • Memory Speaks – Tiebena Dagnogo
  • MiniMusuem – Richard McMahan
  • Moon v 11-11-11
  • Paper, Wood, Rope etc. – E.H. Sorrells-Adewale
  • Pentagram of Loss – Pinky/MM Bass & Renee’ Cheveallier
  • Pulse Dome Project Slide Montage
  • Return to the Sea: Saltworks by Motoi Yamamoto
  • Return to the Sea: Saltworks by Motoi Yamamoto (Dismantling Ceremony)
  • Return to the Sea: Saltworks by Motoi Yamamoto (Making of)
  • Set in Stone: Zen Garden Installation by Long-Bin Chen
  • State of the Arts
  • The Paternal Suit: Heirlooms from the F. Scott Hess Family Foundation
  • White Days Unswallowed – Bob Ray
  • Work V. Work N. – Aldwyth
  • Return to the Sea: Saltworks by Motoi Yamamoto (Dismantling Ceremony)

    Director & Producer: Dave Brown

    This video documents the dismantling of Motoi Yamamoto’s salt installation at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art and the ceremonious return to the sea. The Halsey Institute organized a major traveling exhibition of new work by contemporary Japanese artist Motoi Yamamoto. The exhibition premiered in Charleston May 24-July 7, 2012, as a featured presentation of the Spoleto Festival USA. The centerpiece of the exhibition was a site-specific installation created entirely out of salt by the artist during his10-day residency at the Halsey Institute.

    An important aspect of the installation is the dismantling of Motoi’s work at the end of the show and delivering the salt back to water in collaboration with the public, hence, the title Return to the Sea. At 4:00pm on Saturday, July 7, the end of gallery hours and the official end of the exhibition, the public wass invited to gather a small amount of the salt. Then, as a group the Halsey staff and the community returned the salt to the sea at the Aquarium Wharf on Concord Street.

    Learn more about this exhibition >>


    Community Partners 2014