Including an essay by the curator, Laura Roulet, and an interview with the artists, this catalog gives an overview of the installation. The exhibition will create a sense — through a variety of sculptural interventions, collaborative prints, photography, audio, and paintings — of diminishing habitable land, nomadic refugee scenarios, the human and societal impacts of this uprooting and the fracturing of family ties, uncertainty, poverty, and helplessness — and convey what it is like to leave behind a life upon migration.
The Human Flood isn't just about raising awareness – it's about forging compassion and empathy. By confronting viewers with the raw realities of forced migration, Ellyn and Sondra present a challenge to consider the human cost of environmental change and societal upheaval. They compel viewers to imagine themselves in the stories of those swept up in the ever-rising tide of displacement and consider changes in policy to shape solutions.