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FreePort [No. 004]: Peter Hutton
Peter Hutton has spent nearly 40 years voyaging across the world to create meditative, intimate and luminously photographed film studies of place. At Sea (2004-2007, 60 min.) depicts the life cycle of a container ship - from mechanized construction in a Korean shipyard, to a late winter journey across the Atlantic, and ending with the manual labor of ship breakers on the shores of Bangladesh. The title of the film evokes a loss of perspective, a metaphor born from the experience of a sea journey and its ability to strip us of our sense of scale, time and distance. At Sea is a sweeping meditation on global commerce, labor, geography and the experience of merchant ship travel in the 21st-century. Accompanying the film is a highly detailed model depicting the ship-breaking of an industrial tanker. Commissioned specifically for this exhibition, it may be the only such model of its kind in existence.
|Where||Peabody Essex Museum 161 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970|
|Next on||This event is over.|
|Time||10:00 am–5:00 pm|
|Who to bring||Everyone|
|Price||Free with museum admission|
More About Peabody Essex Museum
Located along Salem's pedestrian walkway, The Peabody Essex Museum's glass-fronted entry offers passers-by a glimpse into the light filled atrium, a piece of art in its own right. The museum's collections aim to integrate art and culture, and include photography and architecture, as well as Korean, Japanese, Indian, Native American, maritime, oceanic, Asian export and American decorative art. One of the museum's most prominent and well known features is its 200-year-old Chinese House, called Yin Yu Tang. The house was deconstructed in China and rebuilt brick by brick in its current location. The Art and Nature Center is another space that is rather unique for an art museum. This area is devoted to bright colors, and tactile and interactive exploration, making the museum a great place to bring the whole family.
Other events here
- Natural Histories, Photographs by Barbara Bosworth Daily, 10:00 am–5:00 pm
- FreePort [No. 005]: Michael Lin Daily, 10:00 am–5:00 pm
- In Conversation: Modern African American Art from the Smithsonian American Art Museum Daily, 10:00 am–5:00 pm