"Cloudship", 2018, documents a choreographed group performance in a procession of a large-scale inflatable, through the Boise foothills. The inflatable is modelled after the EBR1, a nuclear powered airplane engine that was tested at the nuclear research site, the Idaho National Laboratory in the 1950’s but never made it off the ground.
The video taps into dystopian and utopian imaginings widespread in popular culture today. Environmental threats such as global warming, extreme climate events, and the existential threat of nuclear catastrophe are just some of the contributors to “disaster” culture. "Cloudship" reflects the drive to search for something better, that manifests through Utopian enterprises.
Director, Editing, Sound Kate Walker
Director of Photography and Camera Operator Andy Lawless
Drone Operator/Camera Operator David diDonato
Production Assistant Kristy J. Martin