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Urban sites adjust to fluxing climates, ecologies and economies. We offer extraction as a strategy for uncovering future possibilities. We imagine water, wind and sun to power the city. What affect does it have on its original environment? What does water reveal? What’s the sound of wind? What do flood patterns foretell? Nature Works proposes a speculative field of what remains and what is possible.

In Nature Works: Situation NYC, we begin in a suspended stretch of New York City’s Broadway. The sounds are under water and earth, taken from within the social, architectural, urban space itself and from multiple non-binary typologies and topologies. In the space of the city, temporal encounters create new associations as we imagine new ways of moving through the shifting ground. We engage variations of scale including the urban, intimate and infinite. They are absorbed and invented, appear and disappear:
  • 1:100
  • 1:25000
  • 1:20
  • 3:1
  • 1:50
  • 1:500
  • 1:50000
  • 2:1
  • 1:1
  • 1: ∞ …INFINITY (∞), along with its symbol ∞, is not a number and it is not a place. There is no limit to its values. We then say that the values become infinite, or tend to infinity – a limit is a number.
There is no number that we can name

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