During the collaboration called “Swimming Cities of Switchback Sea”, a project by Street Artist Swoon that included a colorful and handsome cluster of artists, performers, and neo-enviro-hippies for a dying planet, the fictional “Flood Tide” was directed and shot. The seven large floating sculptures made of re-claimed materials were constructed by the crew and floated down the Hudson River (itself a dump site for industry that is being reclaimed by citizens) stopping occasionally for supplies and theatrical and musical performance.
Tonight a pre-screening of the tale that uses the Swimming Cities project as backdrop will be shown for free as part of RoofTop Films project. In case you haven’t been there, Socrates is sited at the edge of the East River in Long Island City, Queens, where the same flotilla made a voyage before arriving at Swoon’s solo installation at Deitch Gallery that same summer.
Eventual touring of the film will include museums, performance spaces, community centers, as well as more conventional theaters with a live musical score performed by Dark Dark Dark.
Learn more at http://www.rooftopfilms.com/