Niagara Falls has become a cliché of itself: a water sculpture designed to increase hydro-power production under the veil of aesthetic improvements. While the spectacle at the Falls is undeniably awesome, the managed stasis of the river and state parks has adversely impacted the urban character on either side of the border. As a means to move beyond the domesticated image of the Falls, this project proposes a dynamic daily water cycle to produce aesthetic novelty through environmental effects, embrace a new image of sustainability, and use the artificiality of the river as an integral part of urban renewal.
Manufacturing the Sublime
A proposal for Niagara Falls
Research Project & Exhibition