As If Sand Were Stone… (2019)
As If Sand Were Stone… is a 35 minute essay documentary examining the making and remaking of urban waterfronts in New York City. Narrated by landscape architect Gena Wirth, the film analyzes processes of dredging and sand filling as a key infrastructural process in the production of urban space. The film combines observational footage of New York’s massive harbor deepening project with a series of self-reflexive research spirals that take place within the director's imagined computer desktop. As a result, the project not only explores the making of urban coastal landscapes, but also how these sedimentary landscapes are entangled with digitally mediated spaces of discourse and image.
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2017 Global Urban Coast Year In Review
The video above — "Global urban coast year in review" — was completed in March 2018 to reflect on the deluge of flood images throughout 2017. How should we approach this slow motion horror show of intensifying urban floods throughout the world? And knowing that the worst flooding often happens where land has been "reclaimed" from water bodies, why do humans keep trying to turn sand into land along the global urban coast?
Bundled, Buried & Behind Closed Doors (2011)