by Laura Chipley, Samara Smith and Ariana Souzis Digital video, 6 minutes (2019)

AQUAPOLIS 2100 is a participatory animation project that explores New York City’s rising sea levels, which could increase by 6 feet by the year 2100. In summer 2018, the artists invited visitors to Governor’s Island to draw what they imagine NYC might look like in 2100 and sketch ideas — both practical and fantastical — about what they could do to deal with the rising water level. This video piece features animations of these drawings set in the backdrop of an increasingly watery New York. Sound by Joel Hamburger.


This project was created as part of the Works on Water Residency, Governors Island, NY.


Screenings / Exhibitions:

2019 Underwater New York: The Governors Island Issue

9th Under the Subway Video Art Night:

Museum of the Moving Image, NYC

JCC Harlem, NYC

HafenKunstKino  Düsseldorf, Germany

El Más Acá Club Cultural Asociation  Buenos Aires, Argentina

Atelier Sanitário Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Convent Carmen Valencia, Spain

Genalguacil Pueblo Museo,  Málaga, Spain

ArtSpace  Mexico City

2018 Water is the New Land Art, Governors Island, NY