Dave Ball

The supremacy of Thought (The Ineffectiveness of Action)

2012; slide projection work (series of eighty 35mm slides projected in sequence).

The work chronicles a journey made by a mackerel from a residential building in Berlin to a nearby stretch of canal. Texts describing the mackerel's innermost thoughts accompany images of its passage through the city. The texts are based on the interior monologues of Mrs Ramsay in Virginia Woolf's 'To the Lighthouse'.