Pump 14

October, 2010 - New York, NY

custom yokes, diaphragm pumps and rubber hose, water from the Hudson River & East River

Pump 14, a labor-intensive filtration system where the members of BroLab and volunteers transported water back and forth between the East River and the Hudson. Water was manually pumped from the river and carried by foot with the aid of individually constructed yokes along 14th St. (NYC—a distance of 2.3 miles in each direction). The cycle was completed by dumping the water into the opposing river. Pump 14 took place over a 24 hour period where 168 gallons of water was transported a distance of 33.6 miles from one river to the other. Pump 14 featured multiple performances with one 24-hour performance during the run of Art in Odd Places.