The Broadway Beach project was meant to be a single day outing with one raft, a couple paints, and a drill.
If we pushed half the driftwood, styrofoam, and rope found on-site, into the water, we would create something visible from the Williamsburg Bridge above us. We painted driftwood for visibility, based on this Maritime aesthetic we’re exploring (think of the colors on fishing bobbers & buoys).
What’s left to chance then is the way this gathered garbage will move on its own with tide and current. The possibilities reminded us of a certain dime store novelty toy… The one where a loose chain creates a cartoon character’s profile (we tried to recreate/demonstrate this toy in the video).
Thanks Aiwey for the videos and Victor for the pictures.