NATHALIE MIEBACH

More than any other storm since Hurricane Katrina, Superstorm Sandy was a rude wake-up call that the effects of Climate Change to coastal communities. Some of the most iconic images of destruction were those of amusement park rides on the New Jersey and New York shorelines. Build of weather and ocean data from weather stations or ocean buoys, the numerical data builds the rides that also function as metaphors. While at first encounter the pieces appear as playful amusement park rides, a darker, more absurd narrative emerges about the implications for the future.

   

Chutes and Ladders
14"x18"x20", 2015
Wood, Paper, data

Part of the Sandy Rides series, this piece translates data from Hurricane Sandy as it hit the communities of Seaside Heights and Staten Island. Weather and ocean data is translated on amusement park rides that seem to both float on water and mingle together in a chaotic vortex.