FLOOD: A STORY IN FOUR PARTS
In June 2008 the Midwest saw the worst rains in years. In parts of Sauk County, WI, people canoed down their streets. Installed on glass windows in the communities affected most, Flood is a story told in four parts about deluges big and small, some fictional, some true, and some a little bit of both.
"Flood" was commissioned by the Wormfarm Institute's 2015 Fermentation Fest Farm/Art Dtour. It was installed in vinyl film October 2 - 11, 2015 in storefront windows of four towns in Sauk County, WI: Reedsburg, Loganville, North Freedom and Rock Springs. An estimated 20,000 people attended the Farm/Art DTour. The four stories are told from the perspective of a member of the Rapunzel family as she recounts floods of agriculture in her mother's Iowa, floods of anti-Germanic hatred throughout the Midwest during World War I, lastly two versions of the 2008 river flood.
Photos by Luke Saunders