Standing on a Watermelon, 2005

Video, 4:43 min

Attempting to balance and remain vertical on the top of a large watermelon, I was hovering lower than the lowest place on earth, in the saline waters of the Dead Sea.

The underwater of the Dead Sea has never been filmed or seen. Under these fiery waters the oval planet / plant —the watermelon — gravitates upwards, to overthrow me and bounce to the surface of the lake.

All is buoyant and apt to float horizontally here, so verticality is a challenge involving considerable adjustment movement. Like a bird flapping my wings ... “high above death.”