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The Barge Project--rescheduled for 9/8


This floating artwork will be on view on Friday, September 8 at high noon in Woods Hole, MA

Artist Heather Theresa Clark, the first artist-in-residence at the Woods Hole Research Center, a leading climate change think tank, is presenting a climate change artwork on a barge in Great Harbor, Woods Hole, MA. After spending the summer interviewing climate scientists about their research, Clark has teamed up with the Vineyard's award-winning dance center, The Yard, and their resident dance collective, DanceTheYard, and music from Christen Lien for a truly unique sea performance. 

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Date: Friday, September 8, 2017
Time: High Noon (12pm)
Location: Woods Hole Waterfront Park (112-138 Water St, Woods Hole, MA 02543)
Free and open to the public

Rescheduled due to high winds

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Artist Statement


Heather Theresa Clark, the first artist-in-residence at Woods Hole Research Center, developed this artwork after spending the summer of 2017 interviewing climate scientists.  

With a better understanding of the climate science, it became clear to Clark that the effects of climate change will have shocking impacts on humanity and action must be taken now.  This artwork is not intended to say we are all doomed.  Rather it signals some of the answers to climate change - physicality and the pursuit of art, science, and exploration, as well as the beauty of humanity and nature, which is clearly worth preserving.

Woods Hole in Cape Cod, Massachusetts is an especially relevant location for climate change artwork.  The area is home to many top tier scientific institutions, each with their own focus on climate change research - Woods Hole Research Center, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, United States Geological Survey, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.  Woods Hole is also situated on the coast, and like other coastal communities, is especially susceptible to sea level rise.  Many artists call Woods Hole home.

- Heather Theresa Clark

This artwork is supported by the generous support of South Mountain Company, NORDIC Structures, WS Shultz, architect Chris Warner, Fire Tower Engineered Timber, Specialty Builders Supply, Marine Safety Consultants, Inc., Peter Bumpus, Bensonwood,  The Valle Group, Gretjen Helene Photography, Caithness Foundation, and UnderCurrents Productions.