Rebecca Moss (25) – embarked on a floating comedic art project but she is now stranded on a 65,000-tonne ship off coast of Japan ‘bobbing away aimlessly’.
Whether she’s rolling down a hill littered with mousetraps or attempting to make her way out of a muddy puddle on a pogo stick – much of Rebecca Moss’s art stems from putting herself in slapstick or surreal scenarios.
But the 25-year-old British absurdist artist now finds herself in a bizarre situation she had little hand in creating: she’s one of 25 people stranded amid thousands of shipping containers on a 65,000-tonne ship currently sitting off the coast of Japan with no destination.
The ship is one of dozens of vessels idling in international waters after Hanjin Shipping Co – the world’s seventh-largest container shipper – filed for bankruptcy late last month.
‘We have no idea when we will get into a port’ Moss told the Guardian in an email from aboard the Hanjin Geneva.