Starting this December 4th atDesign Miami/, Bridge Initiative and Bas Fisher Invitational (BFI) will present the first of a series of large-scale public art projects by artist-scientist duo Coral Morphologic. Coral City Camera, which was awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, includes a live video feed of the coral reef ecosystems in Biscayne Bay. The footage will be broadcast in public spaces and into the classrooms of South Florida’s 21 school districts. Through a partnership with the Everglades Foundation, students will have the opportunity to work as citizen scientists. Additionally, a mobile billboard by way of boat will be launched in February 2020 timed with Super Bowl LIV. The project will be amplified by talks and workshops organized by BFI & Bridge.
Coral City Camera is part of a forthcoming initiative called WATERPROOF, a series of site-specific artists’ projects developed in direct response to the environmental issues facing South Florida planned through 2021.