I believe that the sea is always the strongest symbol, as I position this future of Blackness in the sea, because it is such an intangible entity, as we don’t know what the sea is capable of, or what possibilities lie within it. We don’t even know what’s living inside the sea. For example, I’m always convinced that scientists have discovered something terrifying in the sea, and that is why we try to colonise space, to run away from whatever's in the sea. I also see it as this limitless body.
There’s a passage in a book by Christina Sharpe, called In The Wake, in which she says that ninety per cent of matter in the sea is recycled, so when a whale dies, its body is immediately recycled back into the ecosystem of the sea, and into the chemicals that keep everything alive in the sea, so they never really die. I wouldn’t say that death is the main symbol of the work, as I feel like at sea, all senses of time and geography become void, they don’t matter.