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Float I
(including Hair net: outdoor installation)Float I
(including Hair net: outdoor installation)Float I
(including Hair net: outdoor installation)Float I
(including Hair net: outdoor installation)Float I
(including Hair net: outdoor installation)Float II 
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Float
Float was an interactive performance that consisted of two parts: Float I and Float II.

Float was a property tour of the ponds at the site of the White Rabbit Open Air Art Festival in Red Clay, Nova Scotia. The tour began at Float I, the smallest pond on the property, where festival visitors were first led via megaphone. Visitors were warned of the dangers of the ponds onsite as they walked past the first installation and observed potential hazards and received information about possible facts about what lived in the pond.

At the second and larger pond, the site of Float II, visitors were asked to participate in a water safety routine to be enabled to swim in the pond. Willing participants were instructed to wear one of the safety flotation devices provided and to jump into the pond with it on, where they were led through a series of exercises to 'train' them in appropriate water safety. The exercises and flotation devices both failed to do what intended, as the gestures required caused the participants to sink and the flotation devices to stay on the surface and float away.
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