Floating Archives

Floating Archives is a floating public art intervention on the lower Schuylkill River in Philadelphia. Hand-drawn animations based on archival photographs and etchings are projected from the floating platform to an attached screen to re-imagine the  labor, leisure, and obscured histories of this waterway from 1800 to today. The boat will show specific animations as it approaches the location that each original image references to create a layering of landscape, history, and memory.

Floating Archives will be performed on three Saturday evenings in September 2018 in collaboration with
the Penn Program in the Environmental Humanities.

Floating Archives Dates
Saturday, September 8, 6:00PM – 9:30PM
Rain date: Sunday, September 9, 6:00PM – 9:30PM

Saturday, September 15, 5:30PM – 9:00PM
Rain date: Sunday, September 16, 5:30PM – 9:00PM

Saturday, September 22, 5:00PM – 8:30PM
Rain date: Sunday, September 23, 5:00PM – 8:30PM

Please visit FloatingArchives.com for more information and resources

Documentation Stills

Animation Examples