Art in Public Places of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs is pleased to announce Flood Relief, an installation employing multiple industrial gas-powered water pumps in a week-long Sisyphean display intended to push forward and broaden the scope of local and national conversations on our rising seas and oceans. Typically used to disperse flood waters, these pumps will create a continuous flow of water removed from and funneled back into Biscayne Bay, stripped of their original purpose, becoming fountains. The work continues the artist’s recent explorations of ubiquitous site-specific objects and behaviors, exploring liminal space and proposing alternative viewpoints of every-day situations. Flood Relief is presented in conjunction with PAMM Happy Hour (admission free) on Thursday November 9 as well as PAMM Free Second Saturday on Saturday, November 11.
Flood Relief is part of SEA LEVEL RISE, a series of site-specific temporary public art interventions exploring the topic of rising seas and its impact in South Florida produced by Art in Public Places of Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the University of Miami School of Communication. Support for SEA LEVEL RISE is provided by a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Full program information