Lifted from right from NYUAD’s even page because I have no words for this:

HOLOSCENES is a public performance and series of multi-platform artworks that embody the trauma of flooding, driven by the concern that our troubled relationship to water will become the central issue of the 21st century.

The project directly connects the everyday actions of individuals to global climate change, while contemplating the evolution of our capacities for empathy and long-term thinking.

Presented in public space, the centerpiece of HOLOSCENES is a large aquarium that floods, drains, and floods again. The flooding aquarium is inhabited by a rotating cast of performers conducting everyday behaviors sourced from collaborators across the planet.


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