NYC Waterways – Site of Activity, Site of Action

NYC Waterways: Site of Activity Site of Action (at Wave Hill with Clarinda Mac Low)

As part of the Ecologoical Consciousness – Artist as Instigator exhibtion at Wave Hill, Clarinda Mac Low and I undertook mapping the NYC Waterways and using that installation as a way to connect some of the other works in the gallery to the space which we all inhabit, share and impact.

NYC Waterways: Site of Activity Site of Action (mapping other works)

We quite literally drew dashed lines from the work to the map – it helped to illuminate the cluster areas of interest and made real the fact that the connected waterways connected the works and all inhabitants of NYC.

NYC Waterways: Site of Activity Site of Action, evidence of the sister exhibit on Governors Island

This work was also a sister to the exhibition that we mounted on Governors Island, Nolan Park 5B, as part of the Works on Water/Underwater New York Artist Residency. That exhibition maps works from around the world through shared themes and lenses (such as liminal, community, scarcity).

NYC Waterways: Site of Activity Site of Action, the Bronx River creeps onto another wall with Swale!

 

 

NYC Waterways: Site of Activity Site of Action, water on the mouldings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It was also just really fun to play with the space and let the painting seep into spaces like doorways, windows and floors.

NYC Waterways: Site of Activity Site of Action, vinyl on the windows produced a great effect!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special thanks to Carolyn Hall and Madelyn Ringold Brown for their help painting (and for Christopher Kennedy and Ellie Irons for special support).

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