Isabella Bortolozzi, GOOD MORNING, CAPTAIN


Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin

January 9 – February 21, 2009

I must be careful now, in my steps. This last trip was a mistake, a penance, a waste of time. I wasn’t ready yet. I thought I knew, thought I knew what I was doing. And I did, I really did. I know exactly what I am doing. Where I’m going. Why I’m doing it. But it was premature.

My science is waiting, nearly complete. I need to get my head clear again. When the waves die down, if they do. Push things out through, inward and outward. Keep the hull from splitting. “Ah thet ko nyan sourt thee. Ok sa ko kan sourt thee”. Ok, here we go. The ship only can only go forward.

I’m the only one left. The storm took them all under, swept the ship clean. They disappeared behind me, floating then sinking into the black frozen horizon. Now the ship is mine, I’m the Captain, I’m the ship. Without instruments, without charts. The weather changed for the worse. But I’m the one responsible for everything now, everything. If we fail, I’ll be the one to blame. But I know just what to do. And I know which way to go.

They told me I wouldn’t, but I found an answer. It’s all personal. This is how I will share things with you from now on. How I got to be a better person. How I can tell you how much I care.

Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi
Schöneberger Ufer 61 10785, Berlin
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