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Liquid City: Waterways
Liquid City: Waterways

As part of Works on Water, I collaborated with Clarinda Mac Low to create a large scale floor painting of the NY waterways. Intended to ground people in the specific site of water as material within the exhibition, the waterways acted as a guide into the exhibition space. Overlaid on the waterways was a video […]

Works on Water
Works on Water

I am part of the curatorial team (including Nancy Nowacek, Clarinda Mac Low, Sarah Cameron Sunde, Katie Pearl and Emily Blumenfeld) for a new triennial of artists working on, in or with bodies of water. worksonwater.nyc Our inaugural triennial, 26 days of art and theater, featured 10 artists in an exhibition, 10 expeditions, 10 conversations and […]

Liquid City : Currents
Liquid City : Currents

Over the course of the project Liquid City, I am producing small experiments and experiences. Invited by curators Tal Beery and Steven Lam to look at Yonkers as a site of change centered on the waterways, I was immediately taken by the state of the Saw Mill River both as a physical object and a poetic […]

School of Apocalypse Working Group: Mapping Worldwide Art & Water
School of Apocalypse Working Group: Mapping Worldwide Art & Water

As part of School of Apocalypse, Sarah Cameron Sunde and I led a global team working on mapping artists working on, in and with the water. The team consisted of Nancy Nowacek, Seila Fernandez Arconada, Tessa Grundon, Tal Beery and other contributors. We devised research methods, did outreach to global communities of artists and then […]

Liquid City
Liquid City

Liquid City. An urban waterways based project rooted in storytelling, cross-disciplinary conversations, multi-media and creative commons licensed data sharing, collaboration and a riverboat. More at liquidcity.org

Seeding Possibilities
Seeding Possibilities

A collaborative facilitation with Creative Catalysts, Seeding Possibilities will provide community organizations with a method of connecting with creatives and professionals to assist in progressing a regional issue they are tackling. Research and outreach is followed by a convening which builds trust and results in creative plans of action which are realized over a period […]

play:ground
play:ground

A collaboration with a collective of people interested in bringing self-directed play and children’s productive risk taking back to Brooklyn. We are working with various communities in Brooklyn and across NYC to bring an adventure playground to life. As an extension of my interest in creating opportunities and facilitating building of communities and creating connections […]

HighWaterLine | Bristol
HighWaterLine | Bristol

Presented by Invisible Dust in partnership with Creative Catalysts, HighWaterLine | Bristol was led by Isobel Tarr, with project support from Anna Wilson.   32 miles along the Avon and Frome highlighting the vulnerability that the region faces as climate change impacts the tidal river (the Avon has the second highest tidal range in the […]

HighWaterLine | Philadelphia
HighWaterLine | Philadelphia

In April of 2014, the current flood zone and future coast was marked by members of the River Wards along the Delaware River in Philadelphia. HighWaterLine | Philadelphia was presented by Chemical Heritage Foundation as part of the Sensing Change exhibition. The project was done as part of the Philadelphia Science Festival and created in […]

HighWaterLine | Miami
HighWaterLine | Miami

HighWaterLine|Miami was a collaboration with Heidi Quante, who approached me in the summer of 2012 to use HighWaterLine as a community organizing tool in the most climate vulnerable city in North America. Using her 14 years of creative engagement, together with over 30 community members we marked the 3′ and 6′ lines in Miami Beach […]

Lose/Loss/Lost
Lose/Loss/Lost

presented by Elastic City, created in collaboration with Todd Shalom   Hurricane Sandy devastated many areas on the eastern seaboard. The Rockaway Peninsula (The Rockaways), was hit hard, resulting in over one hundred destroyed (and thousands of damaged) homes. On this walk, participants explored the peninsula in the aftermath of the storm through experiencing, sharing […]

MEADlab
MEADlab

I was invited by MEAD – Maine Environmental Artists and Designers to come up to visit and share with te group. I was interested in creating an interactive experience and learning model that would result in some tangible outcomes for the group. I proposed a one day workshop that led with storytelling and transformed into […]

A Year Without Art Update, or Rhythms of Life
A Year Without Art Update, or Rhythms of Life

Well, here I am, about half way through an entire year without art. I’ve done some doodling, I’ve springpad-ed some ideas and inspiration and read a lot of blogs. But I haven’t *made* anything. I’ve also done some interviews (here) and I’ve been doing some advising (I’m really excited about this), am included in some […]

A Year Without Art
A Year Without Art

Many of you already know that I made a decision to take a year off from “art.” What you may not know is why I came to this decision or how it wil manifest – what are the rules by which I am playing? First of all, the why. I have a practice that is […]

HighWaterLine Action Guide
HighWaterLine Action Guide

For a long time I have wanted to share the power of the HWL project – the experience from researching local climate change, the experience of being out on the street and having real conversations with your own neighbors. I wanted it to be available around the world. Now I am working with Patricia Watts […]

Insert ____ Here with 350.org 2011
Insert ____ Here with 350.org 2011

Insert ____ Here 2011 was a re-imagining of the project I created in 2008. This time I collaborated with 350.org to make it huge! And global. We wanted to put the power of creative thinking in the hands of community organizations and give people a chance to think positively in the face of climate change. […]

Ripples
Ripples

  I came up with a quick (and I hope fun) project to use in place of presenting my work ay the Creative Capital/Creative Time workshop on Real Community Engagement. I wrote the words “power” “memory” and “change” on three small stones. I gave them to people in the workshop and asked that they use […]

(Intra)structure
(Intra)structure

(Intra)structure is a a collaboration with Renata Mann, artist and jewelry maker. Her fiber-based work is on a personal scale. My vegetative-based work is on an urban scale. We were interested in bridging those two points. We created (Intra)structure, a vascular and modular growing system for epiphytic and climbing plants. The pieces are connected by […]

Art Remix
Art Remix

So I have another idea for a project. It stemmed from loooking at a project by an artist whose work I really love and thinking about what I would like to do with it… I have a couple of artist projects I want to do that with and it might be fun/freeing to do a […]

Seeding the City
Seeding the City

This project utilizes social networking to site urban interventions in the form of green roof modules. It capitalizes on community building to introduce urban environmental issues and remediation tools. The modules and their accompanying flags and street level signage will track the growth of the network throughout the neighborhood. Online resources will include mapping of […]

Collaboratory
Collaboratory

Collaboratory will initiate discussions on public and private spaces and experiment with collective remediation. Collaboratory, will occur as a series of conversations (many of which will be public) between designers, artists, architects, scientists, planners and the general public and me. Collaboratory is the investigative aspect of the Seeding the City project. Building upon the experimentation in bridging the […]

Four feet for food and NY-Utopia

Another couple of project ideas 🙂 FOUR FEET FOR FOOD It stems from a project idea that i had a while ago that was a more generalized sustainability project, i am thinking now to refine/define the space for some aspect of food production. Participants will donate 4 square feet of apartment floor or inside or […]

Floating Island for a New Millenium
Floating Island for a New Millenium

  In 2005, Robert Smithson’s Floating Island made its long planned (it was originally conceived in 1970) journey around Manhattan. A purely artistic act, which was in keeping with Smithson’s oeuvre, Floating Island, was likened to a displaced piece of Central Park – a manufactured landscape removed from public access and in a non-native environment. […]

Paths of Desire
Paths of Desire

In Lower Manhattan there exists a unique intersection of urban infrastructure and paths of desire. Much of our existing infrastructure was determined by paths of desire or by the geography of the island before development. -Broadway was originally a major native American trail which connected settlements with the water, -Maiden Lane a water inlet where […]

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