DUMBO Underwater, Imagining New York City Under Water

Inspired by climate change issues, “DUMBO Underwater” is a video installation by Eric Corriel in DUMBO, Brooklyn that images what it might be like if parts of New York City were under water due to sea levels rising. The installation is located on 81 Front Street and is up through October 13th.

Most scientists agree that sea levels are rising and that coastal cities, such as Brooklyn, are at risk for flooding. This being the case, it is worth considering the possibility that New York City, or some of its parts, may one day be underwater. This site-specific video installation uses the idea of the East River overflowing in DUMBO to transform this possibility into an experience.