Oct
14
3:00 PM15:00

Words on Water

Join us at Nolan Park 5B for a public reading of fiction, nonfiction, and other writing about water, waterways, the urban environment, bodies of water, and bodies in water by Tobias Carroll, Asya Graf, Nathan Kensinger, Amelia Possanza, Paul David Young. This reading is organized by Asya Graf as part of the 2018 Works on Water/Underwater New York artist residency on Governors Island.

Free and open to all.

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Oct
6
4:30 PM16:30

Voices From The Roanoke River: Staged Sharing

Creative Traffic Flow, a collective of Kristen Rose Kelly, Jeesun Choi and DawN Crandell, will share a staged sharing of Voices From The Roanoke River: a documentary play about Virginia's Roanoke River through the lens of community members and the river herself. The play was developed while in residence this summer.

Join us on Governors Island, Nolan Park 5B. No reservations needed, but space is limited. Come early to visit our current Artists in Residence during Open Studio hours, 11 - 5.

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Sep
29
to Oct 27

Water Art Is the New Land Art: A Celebration

SATURDAYS until October 27 12-4pm

Works on Water and Underwater New York are pleased to invite you to a celebration of Water Art is the New Land Art, a small, documentary exhibition that shares photos from Works on Water 2017, the first triennial dedicated to art made on, in, and with the water, along with Water Art projects from around the world and new works created by our fifty-four 2018 Artists-in-Residence. This exhibition is organized as part of our 2018 artist residency on Governors Island, where we have created an incubator space for diverse investigations of water in the urban environment.

We're also thrilled to launch the catalogue documenting the 2017 triennial, which will be available on site, as well as the launch of our beta-version Water Art Map. We hope you'll join us to celebrate the work of this diverse community of artists and practitioners working in water-based planning, science, policy, and art to define the future of our waterways.

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Sep
23
4:00 PM16:00

Sunk Shore

by TRYST (Clarinda Mac Low and Carolyn Hall with Paul Benney)

Take a deep dive into data and extrapolation, and wade along the shores of the new reality..Courtesy of the #wowunyreslab18 at House 5B on Nolan Park, run by Works on Water and Underwater New York. Come visit us there as we build and research, then join us on Sept. 8 or Sept. 23, with tours at 1 & 4 PM, meeting at Building 12.

RAIN OR SHINE.

Meet at Building 12 on the south shore of the island

All are welcome but space is limited. Sign up.here

 

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Sep
23
1:00 PM13:00

Sunk Shore

by TRYST (Clarinda Mac Low and Carolyn Hall with Paul Benney)

Take a deep dive into data and extrapolation, and wade along the shores of the new reality..Courtesy of the #wowunyreslab18 at House 5B on Nolan Park, run by Works on Water and Underwater New York. Come visit us there as we build and research, then join us on Sept. 8 or Sept. 23, with tours at 1 & 4 PM, meeting at Building 12.

RAIN OR SHINE.

Meet at Building 12 on the south shore of the island

All are welcome but space is limited. Sign up.here

 

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Sep
22
5:00 PM17:00

Susannah Ray: New York Waterways

New York City is defined by water, yet many of its shorelines are largely unknown. These lyrical photographs, inspired by a Walt Whitman poem, take us on a seasonal journey past sheltered bays, under great bridges and over deep rivers to give us a moving perspective on a megacity we thought we knew so well.

Join photographer Susannah Ray for a discussion of her new book, NEW YORK WATERWAYS, and a reading of Walt Whitman’s “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry” by poets Amber Atiya, Dena Igusti, and Kelly Sullivan. Presented by Underwater New York in connection with the 2018 Works on Water / Underwater New York artist residency on Governors Island.

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Sep
22
12:00 PM12:00

Water Art is the New Land Art | The Celebration: September 21-2

“[Working with water as site and material] is about recognizing and experiencing how we are but dependent parts of much larger natural patterns and forces, and living accordingly. This is not new knowledge, but we need to relearn this ancient wisdom and bring it into the contemporary context.” - Jackie Brookner, artist

Works on Water and Underwater New York are pleased to invite you to a celebration of Water Art is the New Land Art, a small, documentary exhibition that shares photos from Works on Water 2017, the first triennial dedicated to art made on, in, and with the water, along with Water Art projects from around the world and new works created by our fifty-four 2018 Artists-in-Residence. This exhibition is organized as part of our 2018 artist residency on Governors Island, where we have created an incubator space for diverse investigations of water in the urban environment.

We’re also thrilled to launch the catalogue documenting the 2017 triennial, which will be available during the celebration, as well as the launch of our beta-version Water Art Map. We hope you’ll join us to celebrate the work of this diverse community of artists and practitioners working in water-based planning, science, policy, and art to define the future of our waterways.

Water Art is the New Land Art

Exhibition on view until October 27

Governors Island

Nolan Park, 5B

Public Hours: Sat-Sun, 11-5PM

See ferry schedule here

 

The Celebration

Preview: Friday, September 21 | 3:30-5:30PM
Public Celebration: Saturday, September 22 | 12-6:30PM

Many events will be happening in and around the weekend celebration, including Susannah Ray: New York Waterways, hosted by Underwater New York, featuring poets Amber Atiya, Dena Igusti, and Kelly Sullivan; performances by Mayfield Brooks and TRYST; and interactive, family-friendly projects with Meredith Drum. See the evolving full schedule of events here.   

Supported by New York City Cultural Affairs and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council empowers artists by providing them with networks, resources, and support, to create vibrant, sustainable communities in Lower Manhattan and beyond.

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Sep
21
3:30 PM15:30

Water Art is the New Land Art | The Celebration: September 21-22 Preview

“[Working with water as site and material] is about recognizing and experiencing how we are but dependent parts of much larger natural patterns and forces, and living accordingly. This is not new knowledge, but we need to relearn this ancient wisdom and bring it into the contemporary context.” - Jackie Brookner, artist

Works on Water and Underwater New York are pleased to invite you to a celebration of Water Art is the New Land Art, a small, documentary exhibition that shares photos from Works on Water 2017, the first triennial dedicated to art made on, in, and with the water, along with Water Art projects from around the world and new works created by our fifty-four 2018 Artists-in-Residence. This exhibition is organized as part of our 2018 artist residency on Governors Island, where we have created an incubator space for diverse investigations of water in the urban environment.

We’re also thrilled to launch the catalogue documenting the 2017 triennial, which will be available during the celebration, as well as the launch of our beta-version Water Art Map. We hope you’ll join us to celebrate the work of this diverse community of artists and practitioners working in water-based planning, science, policy, and art to define the future of our waterways.

Water Art is the New Land Art

Exhibition on view until October 27

Governors Island

Nolan Park, 5B

Public Hours: Sat-Sun, 11-5PM

See ferry schedule here

 

The Celebration

Preview: Friday, September 21 | 3:30-5:30PM
Public Celebration: Saturday, September 22 | 12-6:30PM

Many events will be happening in and around the weekend celebration, including Susannah Ray: New York Waterways, hosted by Underwater New York, featuring poets Amber Atiya, Dena Igusti, and Kelly Sullivan; and performances by Mayfield Brooks and TRYST. See the evolving full schedule of events here.   

Supported by New York City Cultural Affairs and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council empowers artists by providing them with networks, resources, and support, to create vibrant, sustainable communities in Lower Manhattan and beyond.

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Sep
8
4:00 PM16:00

Sunk Shore

by TRYST (Clarinda Mac Low and Carolyn Hall with Paul Benney)

Take a deep dive into data and extrapolation, and wade along the shores of the new reality..Courtesy of the #wowunyreslab18 at House 5B on Nolan Park, run by Works on Water and Underwater New York. Come visit us there as we build and research, then join us on Sept. 8 or Sept. 23, with tours at 1 & 4 PM, meeting at Building 12.

RAIN OR SHINE.

Meet at Building 12 on the south shore of the island

All are welcome but space is limited. Sign up.here

 

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Sep
8
1:00 PM13:00

Sunk Shore

by TRYST (Clarinda Mac Low and Carolyn Hall with Paul Benney)

Take a deep dive into data and extrapolation, and wade along the shores of the new reality..Courtesy of the #wowunyreslab18 at House 5B on Nolan Park, run by Works on Water and Underwater New York. Come visit us there as we build and research, then join us on Sept. 8 or Sept. 23, with tours at 1 & 4 PM, meeting at Building 12.

RAIN OR SHINE.

Meet at Building 12 on the south shore of the island

All are welcome but space is limited. Sign up.here

 

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Aug
25
6:00 PM18:00

Opal: Water Circle

Join resident, Simone Johnson at the WoW/UNY House in Nolan Park, 5B for a water storytelling circle. All (art) forms welcome! Each person has up to 10 minutes to share.

This experimental Water Circle also functions as a portal into 'ocean cake', a space of inquiry and play around all things storytelling and relationship/community building (and ideas still forming) around water. Hope to see you there! 

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Aug
25
4:00 PM16:00

Opal: Water Dances

Resident, Simone Johnson presents collaborative water dances in the WoW/UNY House at Nolan Park, 5B.

Are you curious about creating short dances about water with people from different movement backgrounds? 

On Saturday, Aug 25 4:00-5:30pm (rain or shine!) we will go through a few ice breakers, some movement activities, maybe there will be a surprise or two, and then we'll create dances together! 

*Please note, Simone will meet everyone at the ferry on the Governors Island side around 3:50pm and then we will walk to another location on the island*

Email sjaquayj@gmail.com if you are interested in participating and/or have questions!  

 

Simone is also facilitating spontaneous collaborative water dances in her studio 1:00-4:00pm during public visiting hours on Saturdays and Sundays until September 2.

Open to all and free.

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Jul
13
9:00 AM09:00

Power of Ten

Cross-disciplinary collaboration in relation to water

Working creatively with water and waterways is inherently interdisciplinary, and requires creativity and collaboration across many different sectors. Issues related to water cross social, cultural, ecological, and political boundaries.

We are inviting you to participate in the Power of Ten, an opportunity to intersect with people from different fields who are focused on water, and initiate concrete cross-disciplinary collaborative projects. All thinkers and do-ers are welcome—scientists, social/environmental justice activists, designers, artists, performers, planners, architects, and more. 

The Power of Ten is a path to problem-solving, reimagining, unearthing inequity, finding new approaches and understanding how to become accomplices. In this workshop we will facilitate a process of creative collaboration with the aim of realizing projects on, in, and around the water.

All projects will be supported by space and sharing of knowledge at the Works on Water/Underwater New York residency on Governors Island and a presentation in October, as well as potential further support through Works on Water over the coming years.

Workshop (Friday, July 13): We will work on communication, connection, and collaboration through somatic techniques, methods for talking about your work to people outside your field, and mapping resources, challenges, and opportunities. The day will culminate in creative collaboration and generating projects to be worked on over the season and beyond. The workshop is free of charge. Limited to 18 participants.

RSVP here by June 29, 5pm

Presentation (Saturday, October 13): This is an opportunity to present the current state of projects initiated in the workshop—these may be fully developed projects or updates on the work in-progress and can be a space for feedback, resource sharing, or a final presentation.

Workshop Specifics:

Friday, July 13

9am Meet at the Governors Island Ferry Terminal (Battery Maritime Building)

12-1pm Lunch (Explore the Island)

You may bring a lunch (we have a refrigerator which sort of works) or purchase lunch from one of the many vendors on the island

4:00pm End of workshop

4:30pm Return Ferry

You may stay longer - the last ferry leaves the island at 10pm.

 

The Power of Ten is led by Carolyn Hall, Clarinda Mac Low, and Eve Mosher

Taking place at Nolan Park, House 5B, Governors Island

 

More about Works on Water & Underwater New York Water Residency

https://www.worksonwater.org/governors-island/

 

About the facilitators:

Carolyn Hall is a freelance dancer/performer, historical marine ecologist/researcher, certified instructor with the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, and board member of the Interdisciplinary Laboratory for Art, Nature and Dance (iLAND).

Clarinda Mac Low is an interdisciplinary artist whose work investigates social constructs and the corporeal experience. Mac Low is co-founder and Executive Director of Culture Push, an experimental organization that links artistic practice and civic engagement, and co-founder of Works on Water.

Eve Mosher is an interdisciplinary artist focused on collaboration, facilitation and urban waterways. She is a co-founder of Works on Water and an advisor to ArtPlace/One Water on their Water, Culture, Art program.

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Jun
24
12:00 PM12:00

/rive collective presents Drawing at The Yard (play:groundNYC)

/rive collective invites you to join them on the lawn outside The Yard, at an open event where children (and adults) are invited to drop in to the house and draw their ideas and solutions to the rising sea levels threatening New York City's future. Supplies and materials will be provided, work may be showcased and included in an animation of many of the drawings.

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Jun
23
12:00 PM12:00

/rive collective presents Drawing at The Yard (play:groundNYC)

/rive collective invites you to join them on the lawn outside The Yard, at an open event where children (and adults) are invited to drop in to the house and draw their ideas and solutions to the rising sea levels threatening New York City's future. Supplies and materials will be provided, work may be showcased and included in an animation of many of the drawings.

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Jun
17
12:00 PM12:00

/rive collective presents Drop In Draw

/rive collective invites you to an open event where children and adults are invited to drop in to the house and draw their ideas and solutions to the rising sea levels threatening New York City's future. Supplies and materials will be provided, work may be showcased and included in an animation of many of the drawings.

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Jun
16
12:00 PM12:00

/rive collective presents Drop In Draw

/rive collective invites you to an open event where children and adults are invited to drop in to the house and draw their ideas and solutions to the rising sea levels threatening New York City's future. Supplies and materials will be provided, work may be showcased and included in an animation of many of the drawings.

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Jun
15
6:00 PM18:00

/rive collective presents Open Air Draw

/rive collective invites you to an open event where children and adults are invited to spend an evening in the fresh air, drawing their ideas and solutions to the rising sea levels threatening New York City's future. Supplies and materials will be provided, work may be showcased and included in an animation of many of the drawings.

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Jun
10
11:00 AM11:00

/rive collective presents Drop In Draw

/rive collective invites you to an open event where children and adults are invited to drop in to the house and draw their ideas and solutions to the rising sea levels threatening New York City's future. Supplies and materials will be provided, work may be showcased and included in an animation of many of the drawings.

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Jun
9
11:00 AM11:00

/rive collective presents Drop In Draw

/rive collective invites you to an open event where children and adults are invited to drop in to the house and draw their ideas and solutions to the rising sea levels threatening New York City's future. Supplies and materials will be provided, work may be showcased and included in an animation of many of the drawings.

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