Hamilton Anderson Associates – DesCours 2010 – DICH2OTOMY

This installation, presented for the 2010 DesCours event in New Orleans, is described in the designers words as below:

Waters are spring and origin, the reservoir of all the possibilities of existence; they precede every form and support every creation.” – Mircea Eliade.  The waters of New Orleans permeate all aspects of life.  Literally, culturally, and economically, the city is defined by the waters that surround it.  Historically, the waters have permanently marked and shaped the city, bringing both great wealth and great destruction.  In whatever form or context, waters invariable retain their greatest natural function: they disintegrate, abolish forms: they are at once purifying and regenerating.  This installation seeks to position itself at the center of this tenuous duality of city and nature by celebrating the intricate and ever-changing relationship between the two.