Tower (2021)

Tower, an interdisciplinary installation, reflects on climate change and the biblical story of the Tower of Babel – a story of greed and the value of cultural differences. Combining sculpture, video, archiving and community participation, the work highlights interviews of people of diverse backgrounds sharing their personal experiences with climate change. The interviews are recorded in the interviewee’s native language to emphasize the global impact and responsibility in fighting climate change.

Materials: steel, concrete, plastic

Dimensions: 3.3′ x 3.3′ x 13.5′

English transcribed interviews

Developed with support from The Amsterdam Collective Casa de Cultura, Catwalk Institute Residency and NYU, Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, Laajasalon opisto, New Dance Alliance and Tohmajärvi Residency
Built at the Tech Valley Center of Gravity, Troy, NY
Funding made possible by The Puffin Foundation and Finlandia Foundation National

A live-streamed talk “Tower: Framing Personal Experiences with Climate Change” with Hunters Point Library Environmental Education Center, Queens, NY, 2021