Project Title: Tower
Project Description: Sari Nordman will develop "Tower," a collaboratively-engineered structure that reflects on the importance of understanding different cultural experiences and immigration when fighting climate change. The plans for “Tower” consist of a 4-meter tall tower and is constructed of steal cubes that frame plastic waste. The design will be made in collaboration with architect Robert Mencarini (images at The presentation of environmental contemplation and anxieties will be viewed through architecture, video and archival materials.
Nordman will record and translate multilingual interviews to appear on videos projected on the installation. As a dance teaching artist at PS349Q through Marquis Studios, Nordman will also conduct climate change workshops to gather calls for action from students, which will further become a part of the project’s virtual and physical archives.
How to Participate:
Call for Interviews for Sari Nordman’s “Tower,” a Jamaica Flux 2021 project.
Come to JCAL and share your personal experience with climate change!
April 17th 12-3pm (sign up for a time slot through Google form linked below).
161-04 Jamaica Ave
Please reserve 20 minutes for the discussion and filming. Share your experience in your native language. People speaking languages other than English are needed, though English speakers are also welcomed. Nordman is only proficient in Finnish and English so first discuss in English and then record in your native language. The interviews are filmed and you will be asked to sign a video/audio release form.
Nordman hopes that through this work the viewers can hear a unified voice speaking of the concern for environmental changes and calling for action. She looks forward to hearing and filming your experience!