Getting Lost



How to Break a Coconut, 2013
In collaboration with Trish Tillman

In How to Break a Coconut, artists Julia Oldham (video) and Trish Tillman (sculpture) collaborate to reveal the secrets of the fruit of seafarers. Combining their specialties, Tillman employing magic and Oldham employing physics, the artists engage in a ritualistic event in which they prepare coconuts to be split. Along the way, they sing a siren song that leads gently but inexorably into the final devastating CRACK.