Floating Archives was a floating public artwork on the lower Schuylkill River in Philadelphia in September 2018. Hand-drawn animations based on archival photographs and etchings were 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. Specific animations were projected to an attached screen as it approached the location that each original image referenced to create a layering of landscape, history, and memory.
Floating Archives was performed on Saturday 15th and 22nd in September 2018
in collaboration with the Penn Program in the Environmental Humanities.
Animations from Floating Archives will be included in the On The Water: The Schuylkill River exhibition
at the Independence Seaport Museum in Philadelphia from October 2018 – September 2019
Please visit FloatingArchives.com for more information