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Shifting Datum

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Shifting Datum is an installation that critically examines the relationship between New Orleans - a city much of which is at or below current sea level - and changes in relative sea level. We present Shifting Datum as a critical inquiry speculating on environmental issues such as rising sea levels. With vibrant storytelling from the residents who have experienced land loss, Shifting Datum becomes more engaging and immersive. Light, voices, stories, and the model form multiple sensory layers. As the audience listens to intimate stories about residents' relationship with disappearing lands, we hope they will think about the past and the future of New Orleans.