I Dreamed She’ll Ride Us All Again
Reed, wood, rope, data
24”x24”x28”, 2014

Three iconic amusement park rides did battle with Hurricane Sandy during
the night of Oct 29-30, 2012: Deno’s Wonder Wheel in Coney Island, The
Star Jet Rollercoaster in Seaside Heights and Jane’s Carousel in Brooklyn.
Two survived and one did not. Using weather and ocean data from all three
locations, this piece translates the weather conditions these rides endured
during the Hurricane. Rather than rebuilding the actual rides, the data is
broken up and spread out over a series of rides that seem to exist both
above and below water. The absurdity of the rides explores our complicated
relationship with the seashore in this age of Climate Change. They also offer
a glimpse of what these rides might look like in the future if we persist to
build our places of amusement right at the edge between water and land.