Posts Tagged ‘nyc’

  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 […]

Fashioning Self and the Environment, Textile Arts Center
Fashioning Self and the Environment, Textile Arts Center

I will be participating with Seeding the City and a new collaborative project with Renata Mann, (Intra)Structure. Textile Arts Center and environmental fiber artist, Abigail Doan, are hosting an evening open house for Earth Day 2011! This will be an opportunity to explore ideas related to fashioning self and our shared environment. Invited artists and local […]


Inter-related from eve mosher on Vimeo. Birds, bees and butterflies rely on the diversity of native plants in New York City. Those plants are also reliant on the birds, bees & butterflies to ensure their pollination and propagation. This installation is made up of representations of native birds, bees & butterflies. Each of the small […]

But is it art?

I am currently working on a proposal for a project which invites communities to build floating islands and moor them off coastal city parks. The project was inspired in part by Smithson’s Floating Island and in part by the need/desire to create a water remediation project for the city – we are after all 3 […]

Iraq War Ends? Patriot Act Repealed? Bush Indicted for High Treason?!?
Iraq War Ends? Patriot Act Repealed? Bush Indicted for High Treason?!?

It may be a hoax, but the New York Times paper and website being distributed and posted today has some shockingly simple and beautiful ideas. With tongue planted firmly in cheek, the paper has this to say, on George Bush’s indictment for treason: “The death and economic collapse that resulted has been completely devastating to […]

48 hours of Sao Paolo – or Time’s Square, what are we not seeing?
48 hours of Sao Paolo - or Time's Square, what are we not seeing?

You all know that at the beginning of last year Sao Paolo banned all outdoor advertising right? That meant no billboards, no street level ads, no video screens, no window signs, no awnings. None. Ever since I heard the “On the Media” report on the ban, I was most struck by this statement: “And now […]

I See You in Me/The Path of Water in NYC
I See You in Me/The Path of Water in NYC

This project was a temporary installation which traced the path of the Croton Aqueduct. The introduction of the seminal waterworks changed the future of New York City and allowed its growth and expansion. Providing clean water to a city plagued with disease and dirty water proved a daunting task which took many years and many […]

Insert _____ Here 2008
Insert _____ Here 2008

A global project which invites community members to post signs recommending things like “insert a green roof here” “insert solar panels here” “inserta park here” “insert porous pavement here” – this project is capitalizing on community awareness of place/environment and optimism in the face of climate challenges. After the participant has added the sign (each with a unique […]

It’s that time again!

Time to start “pre-writing” about the whitney biennial. I anxiously await the discourse and criticism to come. .. But wait, its been kinda quiet out there so far. Sure the opening is Thursday, and the press preview probably the night before, but I haven’t heard a peep. Here’s my guess why– This year’s biennial is […]

The Power of One

So I was thinking today about the whole congestion pricing debate going on in New York (yes I am for it, in conjunction with citywide market rate parking and transportation improvements) and about the politicians who are opposed. Frequently the argument is that it would hurt their low and middle income constituents, which is a […]

I <3 community walk

When you work on projects that involve a lot of mapping, you learn to love mapping tools. There may be better ones out there, but I have grown fond of Community Walk. I just used them to do a quick map of the Highbridge project, I See You in Me (The Path of Water in […]

Why (and how) we share

I’ve talked before about the collective power of artists and why we should share. I’ve been seeing it repeated on Sellout and in the comments over there recently too. (Basically it is the idea that by sharing resources and knowledge we can actually create a greater wealth of opportunities and resources). In light of that, […]

What ever happened to smart art?

Don’t get me wrong, there are some really smart and clever artists working out in the world, and I really like a lot of what I see. But last night I went to see the Agnes Denes lecture at the Drawing Center and found out just how complicated her work is. She was “making the […]

With a little help from my friends

(cross-posted from my new project site, Help me chose a summary statement So I have written a couple of different summary statements. Which do you like better? “Seeding the City” is a public art project that seeks to plant “seeds” of thought in the urban environment on challenges of climate change and potential for […]


HighWaterLine from eve mosher on Vimeo. Public art marking New York city’s high waterline predicted from global warming. Blue chalk line and illuminated water-filled markers traced the 10’ above sea level line. Included website, outreach campaign and workshops. HighWaterLine website.

Who let them in?

One thing I have to remind myself is that “public art” has inherently, the word “public” in it. This has been really driven home during the installation of the beacons during the HighWaterLine project. I have placed the beacons in 5 city parks (sorry that I never got to redo Canarsie) spanning the coast of […]

Being in love with the crazy

Last week was kind of a nutty week. I was part of a group show opening at Nelson Hancock Gallery in Dumbo, Topos : Brooklyn, showing images of the HighWaterLine project. All very great there were some really interesting projects/images there, including works by Tim Connor, Rebekah Farley, Michael Iacovoni, Michael Itkoff, Michael Piazza, Michael […]

My water tower dream

Where I work I have a great view (if I turn around and strain a bit) of a lot of NoHo, East Village rooftops. From here I can see the buildings dotted with water towers. I love water towers. One day when I was looking at the roofs while contemplating the Green Seeds project, I […]

Turning waves into power

Some smart person was sitting looking at the water, watching the undulations and reflections and was smart enough to realize that if they harnessed that energy… I’m not that smart person, but I am glad they are out there. Instead, I tend to lend my brain to creative pursuits. Albeit hopefully creative pursuits that have […]

When confronted with the extraordinary

Why does it seem, that when confronted with the extraordinary, we choose to run and hide? I heard a fantastical story on the BBC World News radio programme this morning. Someone is apparently dropping envelopes and packages of large amounts of money around Tokyo, Kobe and Kyoto – in bathrooms, public spaces, post boxes and […]

On the evolution of ideas

I am sitting in Corlear’s Hook Park at Cherry Street and FDR Drive, waiting for the sun to go set. I did my first installation of the illuminated beacons for High Water Line, and am waiting to get some pictures of them after dusk. It seems as good a time as any to delve into […]

In all the steel there was nature…

And in the nature there was steel? A workmate of mine asked yesterday if I had seen the Roxy Paine trees in “shake shack park” (Madison Square Park) yesterday – I did remember that I had seen a report on the installation of his boulders, but had forgotten about the trees. I stopped by yesterday […]

is it more fun to go up the hill than down?

So, with the head cold set in good and well – stuffy head, burning eyes, that whole experience of walking around in a dream? – it gives me time to think. And catch up a little on blogging – if somewhat incoherently. I’ve been thinking about just how much work it is to produce a […]

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