H3O is an event series and platform for research that transforms select sites along bodies of water into immersive experiences in sound, expanded cinema, and new media installation. Presented by the Drift and the Center for Urban Intervention Research (CUIR), this series was a collaboration with artists, musicians, and technologists to design audiovisual experiences that explore fluidity as an aesthetic, conceptual, and contextual body of inquiry.
Both H3O/OO2 and H3O/OO3 took place beneath the Veteran’s Bridge on the North Shore of the Allegheny River in Pittsburgh, PA with guided kayak tours.
H3O/OO3 was supported by the Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, Awesome PGH, Carnegie Mellon School of Art, Carnegie Mellon College of Fine Arts, and Creative Capital. Guided kayak tours provided by Venture Outdoors.
H3O /OO2 was also supported in part by funding from the Frank-Ratchye Fund For Art @ the Frontier and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. Technical equipment and expertise provided courtesy of CUIR and Iontank.
Photos by the Drift.