The Ghostly Crew of the Andrea Gail
Reed, wood, data
6’x3’x5’, 2011

Hypothetical models of extremes gain freakishness to them when they actually play themselves
out in nature. In October 1991, an event meteorologists still refer to as “The Perfect Storm” entered
the Gulf of Maine. A low-pressure system hovering over Nova Scotia, an energy system coming
from the Great Lakes, and a dying Hurricane near Bermuda called Grace, formed together to create
an enormous storm called the “Halloween Storm” that eventually developed into another Hurricane.

This 3D musical score follows the sinking of the fishing vessel called the “Andrea Gail” which sank
during the 1991 Halloween Storm, also known as the “Perfect Storm”. The score is divided into three
acts (each mast represents one act) and is entirely made up of weather data of that storm. The blue
(Hurricane Grace) and natural (Halloween Storm) bands act like time lines on which data of the
specific storm systems are translated on.