The development of fast, light boats for the sport of rowing follows a parallel path with the history of capitalism, with, for example the development of faster and faster sailing clippers to beat the opposition to the market. As Virillio said “The invention of the ship was also the invention of the shipwreck”.
In this digital (or real life) contribution, Rob will fragment some images and texts from a community project he is developing called ‘Wild Rowing’ in a real or virtual performance with the rowing club Puddefjorden in Bergen.

Rob La Frenais

Rob La Frenais is an experienced independent curator, writer and lecturer. He has been working as a curator since 1987, w orking internationally and creatively with artists entirely on original commissions. He believes in being directly engaged with the artist’s working process as far as possible, while actively widening the context within which the artist can work. He is
working with a number of museums, galleries, academic institutions and publications internationally.