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LE MILIEU DU MONDE
(The Middle of the World)
2004
Sonar Zone
(GPS Steered Scanning of the Ocean Floor between Staten Island and Manhattan)

Stainless Steel, Video, Glass, Electronics. Lamda Prints
Permantent Installation -
bridge deck of the three new Staten Island Ferries
Percent for Art Progarm, Department of Culture,
New York City.


Located on the aft rotunda, the Sonar Portal utilizes the site specificity of a live GPS link to steer a virtual map of the undersea floor directly beneath the ferry. With imagery compiled specifically for this artwork utilizing Side Scanning Sonar technology, the Sonar Portal gives passengers a real time glimpse of the undersea floor between Staten Island and Manhattan.