Saturday, June 30, 2007

Aid battle for flood-hit Pakistan

BBC News 6/30/07

Rescuers in Pakistan are struggling to bring aid to more than a million people hit by storms that have also struck many other areas in south Asia. Army helicopters and transport planes are dropping aid to the homeless in Pakistan's Balochistan province.

Officials say fewer than 20 people died when Cyclone Yemyin struck on Tuesday but poor communications and remoteness mean an accurate figure is unavailable.

A key Hindu pilgrimage in Kashmir has been suspended due to heavy rain.

More that 140 people have been killed in storms and floods over the past week in India.

In flooded parts of Afghanistan, more than 80 people have died in recent days.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

If Fire Were Water

Referenced from

German Newscast

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Amazing Katrina Video

BBC Flood Images

Flooding in Texas

NYT - 6/27/2007

Heavy rains caused flooding in parts of central Texas and Oklahoma today, forcing some residents to climb to the tops of their vehicles, houses and trees to await rescue.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Montauk 6/26/07

UK Floods force thousands from homes

BBC News 6/26/2007

Thousands of people have been forced to leave their homes amid severe flooding across England and Wales that is now believed to have claimed four lives. Hundreds of families in Lincolnshire, South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire and Shropshire have been moved to safety.

In Worcestershire police searching for a missing motorist have found a body.

On Monday, a man and a teenage boy were swept to their deaths in Sheffield and another man died after becoming trapped in a storm drain in Hull.

Monday, June 25, 2007

7th Plague

Plague mythology ought to figure into our constructs of global warming and floods. The two go hand in hand...

And now, a hailstorm -

Sand Storm

All this talk about water... what about the places that are drying up?

Proof that Global Warming is a lie

The genius who created this video is obviously not taking into account the fact that the majority of polar ice caps lie above sea level. It's a worthy attempt, though... and I hope it comforts people for at least a little while until they realize it's totally wrong.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Drowning Image

To link to a pre-existing image: right click the images and select 'copy image address' and then paste that into the URL text field that appears in the pop-up window for inserting picture hyperlinks... the image option is represented as a little landscape icon right above where you type the blog entry, next to the spell check icon.

Great image, Daniella!

Friday, June 22, 2007

Things I'm Obsessed With After Our Last Videotaping...

Language - Can't stop thinking about it. And how we want to use multiple languages in the piece - and play around with how they are used and misused and misunderstood. But not only that - what about the world of EXTINCT LANGUAGE? What causes a language to be washed away? Just like the internet and the dot com madness has added so many new words to our vocabulary - what words will wash away in this flood that we are creating? Ah - and Wikipedia lists recently extinguished languages (or they call them "modern" languages).

Rhythm of Global Warming to match the rhythm of our piece?
Is that possible? To take an image like - (sorry - can't figure out how to post images directly onto this note) - and have the rhythm of the overall piece happen in relation to this graph?

Some Drowning Images -

Ah - and a Shirt Strangulation Image -

Friday, June 15, 2007

notes for the opening

-Lobby, gallery (exhibits, science fair, art fair)
-Pre-show, drink water, nametags?
-Cyc rise, audience gets flooded, actors come on
-Rooftop dying (thoughts projected?), dies throughout the scene
-Faux fish
-Couple cooking fish
-Rope- dead girls, live man

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Crazy Article about the Moken who Survived the Tsunami

Sea Gypsies Saw Signs In The Waves
How Moken People In Asia Saved Themselves From Deadly Tsunami

This article is a fascinating example of how the Moken People survived - and the history of their people, as well as the use of language...

Monday, June 11, 2007

Action or Inaction?

Imagine watching this ten years in the future, after the world has flooded and depression has taken over.