Seattle Tarp Company Participates in the la Biennale di Venezia
On September 8th 2006, The United States of America Exhibit at the la Biennale di Venezia was introduced to the Press. The title of the exhibit is “After the Flood.” The exhibit looks at the past and present New Orleans. Taking into account past flooding and the current state of New Orleans after Katrina. In the exhibit you will see statistical accounts on all the floods that have occured in New Orleans over the past 100 years. The impact on demographics and economic repercussions. The exibit also includes a photographic account of Katrina, a video account of the event by a photographer that lived through the event. It also gives us a look at different architectureal designs for living in areas prone to flooding. Anderson and Anderson designed a prototype bladder system that could be used to prevent flooding. Seattle Tarp Company built the Bladder and Seattle Textile and Seamans Corporation provided the fabric. The bladder is the corner stone of the United States Exhibit at the Biennale. You can see pictures of the bladder below.
The exhibit opens to the public on Sunday September 10th and will be open for the next two months. The display will then move back to the United States and will tour the country.
For more information on this type of project, please contact Seattle Tarp Company.