All Day Every Day…
...My Brother Thinks About the Ocean

All Day Every Day…

All Day Everyday My Brother Thinks About the Ocean was made by visual artist Nina Katchadourian for All Day Everyday, a program organized by Martin Williams for Resonance FM in 2008. Within Katchadourian's family, her brother Kai has pursued a career as a professional windsurfer, allowing him an access to a kind of knowledge and experience very far from that of the academic interests of the rest of her family. In different ways, Katchadourian's parents and Nina herself have tried to understand Kai's obsession and complex relationship to the ocean. This radio piece became an excuse to discuss it directly for the first time. Through separate interviews with her brother and with her parents, Katchadourian gleans something of what is is like to be on a double mast high wave (or underneath one, swimming for your life) as well some of the deeper reasons for the incredible patience and dedication her parents have shown towards her brother's pursuit.