Teignmouth Electron 2000
16mm colour film with optical sound, 7 minutes
Courtesy the artist, Frith Street Gallery, London and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York/Paris
I went to Cayman Brac in the autumn of 1998 to find and document Donald Crowhurst’s trimaran, Teignmouth Electron for the book I was working on, which was to become the final part of four years work on the subject. Donald Crowhurst disappeared at sea in 1969 as one of the competitors for the Sunday Times Golden Globe race to be the first to solo circumnavigate the world without stopping. When his abandoned boat was found in the Atlantic, it was discovered that Crowhurst had misled the world as to his progress in the race and suffered terribly as a result from remorse and dislocation.