DUMBO Underwater

DUMBO Underwater from Eric Corriel on Vimeo.

Inspired by issues relating to climate change, DUMBO Underwater imagines what it might feel like if sea levels rose to the point where parts of New York City found themselves underwater.

Most scientists agree that sea levels are rising and that coastal cities, such as Brooklyn, are at risk for flooding. This being the case, it is worth considering the possibility that New York City, or some of its parts, may one day be underwater. This site-specific video installation uses the idea of the East River overflowing in DUMBO to transform this possibility into an experience.

A little unsettling, isn’t it?

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3 Comments leave a comment below

  1. unsettling, yes. But also very pretty (the video part. the real thing wouldn’t be so hot)!

  2. Yes, very beautiful as an installation, and I imagine quite wonderful to stumble on it of an evening.

  3. Makes me think of the HOME documentary that EVERYONE should see! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbDmOt-vIL8&feature=related