About the Artwork
Adam Chodzko’s, Ghost, is a kayak, a sculpture as vessel, a coffin and a camera rig. The kayak is designed to have a paddler in the back and a passenger in the front. The guest is reclined, stretched out like a body in a coffin. Through each journey for Ghost, the artist and the passenger are on a metaphorical journey to the Island of the Dead. A camera, mounted on the bows, records the journey of each passenger, thus creating an archive of their experience.
In Ghost Archive 2015, two journeys were made, both from Bankside to Deadman’s Hole. The first passenger was Karina Isajeva, a caterer at Hiscox, the second was Robert Hiscox, Honorary President of Hiscox.
Copyright the artist, Courtesy of Marlborough Contemporary Photo: © Nick Turpin
Alaskan yellow cedar, western red cedar, Fijian mahogany, oak, ash, olive, walnut and mixed media
59 x 78 x 670 cm