The Play About the Bridge
Nancy Nowacek with Celine Song
Two chairs and a script
Nancy Nowacek makes art that overlays the politics of the body and the politics of space. In The Play About the Bridge, two actors and two chairs traverse the incalculable span that unfolds in an attempt to walk 1200 feet. The work reimagines Nowacek’s project, Citizen Bridge, a quest to build a bridge to reconnect Brooklyn and Governors Island, once connected by a walkable sandbar at low tide. It is a dream that pits a clear and simple vision against the forces of the water, the fine print of governmental policy and the flows of capital. Success and failure lose all meaning. Time is the only truth, and yes marks the end, always just out of reach.
The Play About the Bridge will be presented in the Gallery:
June 20 at 7:00 p.m.
June 25 at 6:00 p.m.
June 22 from 12:30 – 1:30 – The Play About the Bridge will be performed in nearby Zuccotti Park as part of the Arts Brookfield Summer Series.