We live in an age of seemingly ever increasing surveillance. And while we are told that these measures are harmless and ultimately taken for our safety, the fact remains that we are increasingly being watched. The Watcher comments on the opposing sides of the surveillance debate: the fact that it is regarded as harmless by some and police/government overreach by others.
Inspired by issues relating to climate change, Water Will Be Here 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.
Water Will Be Here is a site-specific, public art digital video installation that imagines what it might feel like if sea levels rose to the point where cities found themselves underwater. This piece was part of FLUX 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia.