"Public Beach Access" (2010)

Video Installation 8. 39 minutes
Shot and Edited by Omar Estrada.

This work documents my repeated action of measuring ten Public Beach Access points to find out how many feet of beach access is available to local people on seven miles of the most lucrative stretch of the West Coast on the island of Barbados. Through the work, I sing the lyrics to a song composed and originally performed by local musician, Gabby, and called “Jack, the Beach is Mine!”. This song was a response to the Barbados Board of Tourism’s legal counsel advising hotel owners that they had the right to extend their property down to the waterfront.

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PUBLIC BEACH ACCESS

 

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