Two news items recently captured our attention: First, a 2008 Scientific American blog suggested that, due to global warming, sasquatches may be moving north in search of cooler climes. Second, a 2011 story from Wired UK told of Georges Mougin, an eco-entrepreneur, who claims that it's now cost-effective to tow an iceberg to drought-stricken areas for drinking water. But what if the SciAm blog is wrong about sasquatch motivation, and, inspired by Mougin, sasquatches are actually moving north in order to tow icebergs back to drought-stricken California?
For the research phase of our project, we traveled to Alaska to study icebergs and their formation. We also visited the Bigfoot Discovery Museum in Felton, CA to study sasquatch habits and habitat.
We will create our installation as an experimental setup, featuring a life-size, animatronic sasquatch rowing a small, wooden boat in a wading pool with a large, hissing, sculpted styrofoam iceberg in tow, all in front of a beautiful, wall-mounted, marine-glacial panorama. A spring scale, attached to the tow rope, will measure the force exerted by the rowboat upon the iceberg.
Wall text, charts and graphs will indicate our experimental design to be an attempt to answer the question: "Can a sasquatch tow an iceberg with a rowboat?"
Davis & Davis Research Labs 2015