DANIELLE DAMICO DANIELLE DAMICO

BEYOND ME

Beyond Me

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Beyond Me is a moving image of a digital billboard boat that makes its way up and down the beach in Ocean City, Maryland. I chose to commission this boat to display the words “Beyond Me” as an expression of my wonder surrounding this magical, only partially known part of our world and a sense of our inferiority in relation to it. The phrase is commonly used as a means of simultaneously dismissing and refusing responsibility: “It’s beyond me”. This is a meditation on how modern-day capitalism impairs our experience of the natural landscape and through its’ distractions hinders our ability to take action in order to defend our climate during a crucial time.