WATERPROOF MIAMI

Summer 2020-2021

WATERPROOF MIAMI


A series of site-specific public art projects developed in direct response to the environmental issues facing South Florida, planned through 2021. Presented by Bridge and Bas Fisher Invitational, each project will offer an opportunity for outreach, engagement, and action.

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PROJECTS

Kate Fleming Portrait

ORLANDO ESTRADA: The Infinite Vision in the Ethereal Rainbows Swarming Behind my Eyelids Reveals a Beacon

April – July, 2021 / Miami, FL

Orlando Estrada’s first solo exhibition in the city, marking a homecoming for the Miami-raised, Puerto Rican artist. Produced during a month-long residency with Waterproof Miami, the works were on view at 644 Collins Ave from April 27th - July 23rd, 2021. Estrada’s postnatural diorama of Miami collages organic and artificial materials such as coconut fiber, sea shells, swarovski-encrusted bones, UV pigments, and plastic Halloween masks, creating a vibrant and gritty vision of the city, literally glowing under the residue of petrocapitalism. Learn more about the project here.

Kate Fleming Portrait

Joshua Citarella: Left Futures

January – March, 2021 / Miami, FL

During a turbulent moment of political transition, where the hypotheses in Joshua Citarella’s research-based art practice are playing out in real time, BFI and Bridge Initiative will premiere Left Futures, as part of the series “Waterproof Miami”, a curatorial partnership between the organizations. The two large-scale, life-size and hyper-detailed photographs are in part inspired by Peter Frase in his book “Four Futures: Life After Capitalism”.
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Kate Fleming Portrait

Michele Oka Doner

December 2020 – April, 2021 / Miami, FL

In December, we produced a newsprint adaptation of Michele Oka Doner’s handmade artist-book, “Thalassia'' for no-contact distribution, passively on countertops of art institutions and local businesses. For Earth Day (2021) we are launched a postcard project that accompanies Michele Oka Doner’s “Thalassia” publication, where people of all ages illustrated their favorite creatures from Biscayne Bay on top of Doner’s reproduced drawings of seagrass.
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Kate Fleming Portrait

CARLOS BETANCOURT: The HOpe Boat: Soon we will embrace again

May 2020 / Miami, FL

On Saturday, May 2nd, The Hope Boat, a Ballyhoo Media floating billboard, made its way up the coast of Biscayne Bay, displaying a 2-minute loop of Betancourt’s kaleidoscopic video artwork. The surprise presentation was offered with the intention of buoying our collective spirits during Covid-19, to a waterfront audience of people largely sheltered in place in highrises.
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Kate Fleming Portrait

CORAL MORPHOLOGIC: CORAL CITY CAMERA

May 2020 / Miami, FL

Coral City Camera is a multimedia artwork and research tool, developed by artist-scientist duo Coral Morphologic. The 360-degree livestream broadcasts in realtime from a thriving urban coral reef community in Biscayne Bay that Coral Morphologic has used as a research site since investigating the impact of the Port of Miami’s supertanker dredging project.
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COMING SOON

Kate Fleming Portrait

Nadir Souirj 

May 2020 / Miami, FL

Coral City Camera is a multimedia artwork and research tool, developed by artist-scientist duo Coral Morphologic. The 360-degree livestream broadcasts in realtime from a thriving urban coral reef community in Biscayne Bay that Coral Morphologic has used as a research site since investigating the impact of the Port of Miami’s supertanker dredging project.
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Kate Fleming Portrait

A.L. Steiner 

May 2020 / Miami, FL

Coral City Camera is a multimedia artwork and research tool, developed by artist-scientist duo Coral Morphologic. The 360-degree livestream broadcasts in realtime from a thriving urban coral reef community in Biscayne Bay that Coral Morphologic has used as a research site since investigating the impact of the Port of Miami’s supertanker dredging project.
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Kate Fleming Portrait

Institute of Queer Ecology

May 2020 / Miami, FL

Coral City Camera is a multimedia artwork and research tool, developed by artist-scientist duo Coral Morphologic. The 360-degree livestream broadcasts in realtime from a thriving urban coral reef community in Biscayne Bay that Coral Morphologic has used as a research site since investigating the impact of the Port of Miami’s supertanker dredging project.
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OUR PARTNER

Kate Fleming Portrait

Bas Fisher invitational

Bas Fisher Invitational (BFI) is an artist-run space dedicated to creativity, experimentation, and discourse in contemporary art, creating connections between Miami and the international art world by curating programs alternating between local and global. BFI was founded in Miami in 2004 by artists Naomi Fisher and Hernan Bas and is currently directed by Fisher.

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