Deck

Inkjet print on matte paper

75 x 50"

2013

100 Feet From Happiness examines the socio-spatial complexities of cruise ship architecture, floating cities designed to manage happiness. These photographs document a seven day journey aboard a ship containing roughly 5,000 passengers and crew, and yet, frequently, it was quite easy to find oneself disconcertingly alone if one did not participate in the prescribed activities. The absence of presence in social settings and mock luxury of a vessel geared towards selling its passengers escape while they are paradoxically captive lent a sinister air to the ship, and what could not be seen- the invisible forces of an authoritarian structure, became profoundly palpable.