Tour, a collaboration with Siobhan Rigg

We began in the South Street Seaport, near Fulton Street market. Standing up against the 377 foot, massive steel hull of the Peking, we introduced this idea of the Northwest Passage, as a long sought after East-West trade route. Manhattan Island itself was discovered by Henry Hudson as he was seeking that route in 1609.For hundreds of years this trade route had been sought, many explorers spending winters trapped in the ice of the Canadian Archipelago in their determination to find it.

Today that passage is ice free most of the year. Using a crude connection of a cell phone and a boom box, we had a public conversation with the crew of the Silent Sound, a 40 foot sailboat which was making it's way through the Northwest Passage to draw attention to the drastic changes that have been occuring in this area due to climate change.