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.

 
       
       

Sibling Rivalry
28'x15'x1' (depth)
Paper, wood, fibers, weather data
2016

Hurricanes are driven by the laws of physics. And yet, the way we experience them is more akin to theater. Using human narratives and the weather data of Hurricanes Katrina and Hurricane Sandy, this piece explores the dissonance and co-existence between the physic of weather with the theater of human responses.