The Atlantic Cable explores a speculative incident: a potentially catastrophic event sited at “the end” of today’s Hudson river where the human and geologic converge.
Hudson Canyon is located 100 miles east of the mouth of today’s Hudson River, off the New Jersey coast. It was carved by an ancestral Hudson river during the Pleistocene, over 10,000 years ago, and remains an active shaper of life along the Hudson and coast of New York/New Jersey today. Comparable in size to the Grand Canyon, the Hudson Canyon is one of the largest submarine canyons in the world. Over the years pollutants and contaminates have collected in the Canyon from sewage and garbage dumping into the contemporary Hudson River. But there is much more to be found in the Canyon than the detritus of the industrial age.
Exhibited at Incident Report, Hudson, NY, April 2011
Full project description can be found on the FOP blog