For Art of Interference’s third episode, we take you on a tour through the floods that live in our memory, whether recent like the 2010 flood in Nashville or in Tori’s hometown of Ellicott City, or distant like the one that spared Noah and pairs of animals.
Artist Eve Mosher shares her work High Water Line, a public performance in which a blue chalk line indicates future flood and storm surge vulnerabilities. The project began in New York City in 2007 and has grown to encompass related and inspired pieces around the globe. These high-water lines pay no heed to our senses of place, running through main streets, public parks, neighborhoods, and empty plains alike.
Mosher’s invitation to meditate on the real and increasing dangers of flooding point us to examine the innovative methods scientists, researchers, Dutch neighbors, and others are leveraging to prepare for a watery future.
The flood myth is significant in many global cultures and tellings of history. In this episode, we present some flood facts that we hope can be significant in the story we are writing together through creative responses to climate change.
Tori and Emma