As a research assistant to Linda Zhang (AIA, LEED GA, IDEC, ARIDO, RPAS) in the summer of 2019, I produced the ceramic vessels seen in her exhibit The Story of Water. The Story of Water has exhibited in Toronto at Samara Contemporary, Ryerson University, with DesignTO in 2020, and at State Tower in Syracuse, New York.
The project uses cast clay vessels to explore the marginalized histories that made the Erie Canal possible, and the way peoples’ lives are shaped by the movement of water. The vessels, formed from 3D scans and deformed by water collected from the Erie Canal, act as recording devices that capture the movement and force of the Canal’s waters.
Linda Zhang, Designer; Georgia Barrington, Fabrication RA; Dr. Jimmy Tran and the Ryerson University Library Collaborator, Technology Consultant; Amanda Liberty, UAV Fieldwork RA