The Hudson river is sometimes called, in geological terms, a drowned river, as its rising levels have resulted in a marine incursion that drowned the coastal plain and brought salt water well above its mouth. More interestingly, the Mahican name of the river represented this partially estuarine nature: "The river that flows two ways" referred to its uncertain direction, as during the winter, ice flows may drift south or north, depending upon the tides.
The Hudson, one of the main reasons for the geographic settlement of what afterwards became New York, has become nowadays a postnatural hyperobject, in Morton´s words, that is no longer seen as a a natural body but as a technology derived from the modern city. It makes commerce and transit possible, feeds the city with salt and cools the energy and industries on its shores. This series of installations and sculptures takes its waters, mixed with salt refined in New York city, and shape a postnatural environment that plays with form and significance, as documents of the ephimeral nature of both, the river as a natural formation, and the industrial city.