Commissioned Works

A Decade Platform Mare Liberum Artist-built boats built over a 10-year period The collective Mare Liberum suspends a flotilla of their artist-built boats that have been used in over a hundred different performances, actions, citizen science field trips and participatory voyages over the past ten years.

A Decade Platform
Mare Liberum
Artist-built boats built over a 10-year period

The collective Mare Liberum suspends a flotilla of their artist-built boats that have been used in over a hundred different performances, actions, citizen science field trips and participatory voyages over the past ten years.

36.5 / A Durational Performance with the Sea Sarah Cameron Sunde Four-channel video installation Duration: 12 hours, 46 minutes and 12 hours, 21 minutes, looped Sunde pairs durational video from 36.5 / North Sea and 36.5 / Bay of Bengal where she stood in tidal bays for the full tidal cycle. A short movement piece based on the public participation for the piece was performed in Zuccotti Park on June 29.

36.5 / A Durational Performance with the Sea
Sarah Cameron Sunde

Four-channel video installation
Duration: 12 hours, 46 minutes
and 12 hours, 21 minutes, looped

Sunde pairs durational video from 36.5 / North Sea and 36.5 / Bay of Bengal where she stood in tidal bays for the full tidal cycle. A short movement piece based on the public participation for the piece was performed in
Zuccotti Park on June 29.

Liquid City: Desire Eve Mosher Collaborative floor painting and single channel video of Manhattan waterways with Clarinda Mac Low; 200 blue bottles and maps As part of Mosher’s ongoing investigation with Liquid City, Desire invites gallery visitors to wander and explore the rich history of Lower Manhattan’s waterscape through a participatory map. Visitors were invited to take a bottle and map and enjoy the journey, creating city-scaled maps of their own.

Liquid City: Desire
Eve Mosher
Collaborative floor painting and single channel video of Manhattan waterways with Clarinda
Mac Low; 200 blue bottles and maps

As part of Mosher’s ongoing investigation with Liquid City, Desire invites gallery visitors to wander and explore the rich history of Lower Manhattan’s waterscape through a participatory map. Visitors were invited to take a bottle and map and enjoy the journey, creating city-scaled maps of their own.

 
Sunk Shore TRYST (Clarinda Mac Low, Carolyn Hall, and Paul Benney) Collaborative floor painting and single channel video of Manhattan waterways with Eve Mosher Brochures, Artifacts TRYST led Sunk Shore tours around Lower Manhattan, embodying and inventing the new water reality and imaging a future existence on June 16, 17, and 18.

Sunk Shore
TRYST (Clarinda Mac Low, Carolyn Hall, and Paul Benney)

Collaborative floor painting and single channel video of Manhattan waterways with Eve Mosher
Brochures, Artifacts

TRYST led Sunk Shore tours around Lower
Manhattan, embodying and inventing the new water reality and imaging a future existence on June 16, 17, and 18.

 
A Field Guide to the Place Where You Are Floating Studio for Dark Ecologies (Marina Zurkow, Nicholas Hubbard, and Rebecca Lieberman) Industrial ladder, flags, binoculars FSDE shares a sculptural installation that invites participants to investigate their material surrounds from atop a post-natural lifeguard chair. This new work is based on their four-part project they launched in June 2017: A Field Guide to the Dark Ecologies of Newtown Creek. FSDE led a site-specific experience on Newtown Creek on June 13 and 17.

A Field Guide to the Place Where You Are
Floating Studio for Dark Ecologies
(Marina Zurkow, Nicholas Hubbard, and
Rebecca Lieberman)

Industrial ladder, flags, binoculars

FSDE shares a sculptural installation that invites participants to investigate their material surrounds from atop a post-natural lifeguard chair.

This new work is based on their four-part project they launched in June 2017: A Field Guide to the Dark Ecologies of Newtown Creek.

FSDE led a site-specific experience on Newtown Creek on June 13 and 17.

 
Building a Better Fishtrap Paloma McGregor Installation of fishnet, chairs, tables, mason jars, conch shell, archival newsprint, signage with instructions for audience. McGregor invites the audience to interact with and experience the residue of the fishtrap world as part of her iterative performance project rooted in the vanishing fishing tradition of the artist’s 91-year-old father. A performance at New York Live Arts was livestreamed into 3LD on June 17.

Building a Better Fishtrap
Paloma McGregor

Installation of fishnet, chairs, tables, mason jars, conch shell, archival newsprint, signage with instructions for audience.


McGregor invites the audience to interact with and experience the residue of the fishtrap world as part of her iterative performance project rooted in the vanishing fishing tradition of the artist’s 91-year-old father. A performance at New York Live Arts was livestreamed into 3LD on June 17.

Walking on Water: The Play About the Bridge Nancy Nowacek with Celine Song Two chairs, script Nowacek worked with theater artist Celine Song to re-imagine her ongoing project, Citizen Bridge as a performance. The Play About the Bridge was presented in the gallery on June 20, 25 and in Zuccotti Park on June 22.

Walking on Water: The Play About the Bridge
Nancy Nowacek with Celine Song

Two chairs, script

Nowacek worked with theater artist Celine Song to re-imagine her ongoing project, Citizen Bridge as a performance. The Play About the Bridge was presented in the gallery on June 20, 25 and in Zuccotti Park on June 22.

 
The Color of Crude Torkwase Dyson Multi-channel video installation Duration: 3 minutes, 2 seconds   Dyson journeys clandestinely underwater to sites such as the Gulf of Mexico and Cape Town, South Africa exploring indelible ties between geography, economy, color, time, sensoria, and what it means to be a human body of these ecologies.

The Color of Crude
Torkwase Dyson

Multi-channel video installation
Duration: 3 minutes, 2 seconds
 

Dyson journeys clandestinely underwater to sites such as the Gulf of Mexico and Cape Town, South Africa exploring indelible ties between geography, economy, color, time, sensoria, and what it means to be a human body of these ecologies.

Mittere Mary Mattingly Single-channel video, 15 minutes Mattingly premiered Mittere at Works on Water. Making this work was a personal form of letting go and a symbolic form of regeneration, as a response to her WetLand project and Waterpod—both alternative living experiences. Concurrently, Mattingly’s public floating food forest SWALE in Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 6: was open and free to the public.  

Mittere
Mary Mattingly

Single-channel video, 15 minutes

Mattingly premiered Mittere at Works on Water. Making this work was a personal form of letting go and a symbolic form of regeneration, as a response to her WetLand project and Waterpod—both alternative living experiences. Concurrently, Mattingly’s public floating food forest SWALE in Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 6: was open and free to the public.
 

 
Tide and Current Taxi Marie Lorenz Single-channel video with livestreamed and recorded footage   Lorenz takes New Yorkers on 24 hour taxi trips in a boat she built on three dates in June. Livestreaming ran during Gallery Hours on: June 5, 18 and 25.

Tide and Current Taxi
Marie Lorenz

Single-channel video with livestreamed and recorded footage
 

Lorenz takes New Yorkers on 24 hour taxi trips in a boat she built on three dates in June. Livestreaming ran during Gallery Hours on: June 5, 18 and 25.