THE CATALOGUE OF THE LOST (AND OTHER REVELATIONS)
performance essay, 20 minutes
The Catalogue of the Lost (and other Revelations) is a live performance done in the lecture format, comprised of 282 images projected images. The narration focuses on the missing pieces of early exploration: lost places, people, photographs and geographic concepts–as well as the successes and failures to document “the unknown.” Using images and objects from the Explorers Club’s collections, as well as historical anecdotes from early Arctic explorations, this work examines what is revealed through attempts to track down the missing pieces. The lecture is both a romantic tribute to human desire to ascertain terra incognita and an examination of the imperial impulses behind this romanticism.
A PDF adaptation of the performance The Catalogue of the Lost is available