Sto Len is creating a pirate radio station called WoW Radio that will be archiving water-themed music, field recordings, conversations, stories and impromptu interviews. He will also be making Gyotaku prints using detritus found along the shores of Governors Island.
Clarinda Mac Low will be working on the next version of Sunk Shore, a speculative, experiential tour of our climate changed future that takes place along specific shorelines, created in collaboration with Carolyn Hall (in residence in September). The tour is based in a deep dive into climate change data, and is built to make the facts more physically tangible. This is the second year that the tour will be happening on Governors Island and Mac Low wants to know--what is YOUR vision of the future? You can sign up for a visit and conversation here--bring your expertise into the picture. Also, objects from the future may appear in studio.
Clarinda Mac Low began in dance and molecular biology and now creates participatory events investigating social constructs and corporeal experience. She is Executive of Culture Push, an organization linking artistic practice and civic engagement, and one of the co-founders and core team members of Works on Water. Mac Low’s recent work includes: “Sunk Shore,” a speculative tour of the future; “Incredible Witness,” game-based investigation of the sensory origins of empathy; “Free the Orphans,” spiritual and intellectual implications of intellectual property in a digital age; and "Cyborg Nation," public conversation on the technological body and intimacy. Residencies include MacDowell, Yaddo, and Mount Tremper Arts. Grants/Honors: BAX Award, Foundation for Contemporary Arts grant and Franklin Furnace grant. She has received BA Dance and Molecular Biology (Wesleyan University) and and MFA in Digital Interdisciplinary Arts Practice (CCNY-CUNY).
In Project Spacre July 2019
Meredith Drum will be working on People of the Desert 122° F
A meditation on the past and future of this city: here the Ancestral Sonoran Desert People constructed the largest Pre-Columbia irrigation system in North America, history obliterated by the colonial construction that became contemporary Phoenix. Now over 150 people die each summer from heat-related trauma, and with a record high of 122° F what happens at 129° - adaptation or abandonment?
In Project Space July 2019
Shoreline Change: New Films by Nathan Kensinger & Nate Dorr
Shoreline Change is a collection of recent films created by Nathan Kensinger and Nate Dorr, who have been collaboratively documenting the waterfront of New York City for the past 13 years. These works investigate the rapidly changing coastline of the city, where frequently flooded neighborhoods are now being demolished to make way for either new wetlands or new residential towers. As New York City contemplates how to best address the existential threat of sea level rise, these works excavate its complicated history of polluted landfills and degraded wetlands, while considering visions of a multi-species future shaped by water.
In residence July 2019
David Andree is working on two related bodies of work investigating the fluctuating landscape of water around Governors Island through observational painting and transitory sculpture. Processes include submerging paintings in water to study the effects on color, as well as creating wax castings of water current that are being used as subjects to create perceptually driven abstract paintings.
In residence July 2019
Jean Carla Rodea is an interdisciplinary artist and educator from Mexico City and currently based in Brooklyn, NY. Her work involves a variety of disciplines and mediums such as music, sound, performance, movement, photography, video, and sculpture.
Her artistic practice deals with spaces and instances where socio-political and cultural constructs are rendered visible through multi-media installations and performance.
Rodea is invested in understanding how time is insistently constructed through memory and how these memories whether embodied or recorded in spaces are documented and re/constructed. Archival research – whether it takes place in an institution or her personal archive – often leads her to draw from fiction and speculative history around documents, physical traces, and spaces. Rodea has performed extensively and shown work at Roulette, Carnegie Hall, BRIC, Knockdown Center, Judson Church, Danspace, Center for Performance Research, Panoply Lab, Rio ll Gallery, The Clemente, El Museo de Los Sures, to mention a few.
In residence July 2019
Supriya Wheat is a writer and educator who has been involved in the field of education for ten + years. She was a 2007 Teach for America Corps Member, a New York Hall of Science Design Fellow & Master Teacher, a New York Public Library Cullman Fellow in Creative Writing, and currently teaches a life science course at the School at Columbia University. In 2017, Fund for Teachers awarded her a grant to document youth-led initiatives to curb climate change in the island nations of the Maldives and Zanzibar. Her more recent work centers around exploring human interactions with the environment. Lately, she finds herself preoccupied with how bodies of water in and around New York City might serve both as a medium for change and constancy.