Buried River Reminence

A video work involving a dry line marking of the original course of the buried portion of the Flushing River in Flushing Meadow Park.Two synched shots of the foreground and the line being marked are shown in split screen and combined with hydrophone recordings of the current Flushing River. Reminence is defined as the continuation of a sound that is no longer heard. Robert Moses viewed the Flushing River’s natural state as an annoyance that was in the way of his vision for a fair and a system of roadways and so he removed landscape from nature and turned it into a landscape concrete, suggesting a fake nature that was much more manageable. I have attempted to undermine his fake landscape, adding back hidden natural elements and redacted physical attributes.