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.

   

The Night the Horses Went Wild
Paper, wood, plastic, data 11”x11”x10”, 2014

Jane’s Carousel in Brooklyn spent a harrowing night through Superstorm Sandy, surrounded by rising waters. The piece translates weather data from the night, as wave heights, tides, winds and the moon all threatened to drown the horses.