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Sunday, March 30, 3-5pm
Alex Prud’homme (Author of Ripple Effect: The Fate of Fresh Water in the 21st Century), Peter Walsh (visual/public artist), Michael Cirino (culinary artist and founder of A Razor, A Shiny Knife) and soprano Carter Scott with pianist Leesa Dahl.
“Every time we use water – even for something as mundane as washing our hands, spraying the lawn, or generating power for light – it sets off deep and wide hydrologic ripple effects, with consequences that most of us are unaware of. Now we no longer have the luxury of ignorance.” – Alex Prud’homme
In New York City, we take our access to fresh water for granted, and rarely think twice about its source or what forces shaped its presence in our kitchen sink. And yet the history and current reality of our so-called “local” water is a complex, layered tale, linking the city to specific regions and communities in upstate New York through the famous (and infamous!) Croton Aqueduct. [continue reading…]
Saturday, March 22
Workshop, 3-6pm; Reception, 6-9pm
Join us for the Workshop, the Beer Brewing demonstration and the Opening Reception of THIRST, the third investigatory adventure of our yearlong exploration of WATER. THIRST is a participatory curatorial project exploring thirsty materials, plants, animals and people. In order to reveal the complex forces shaping our physical need and psychological desire for water, Proteus Gowanus will be transformed into a monthlong living research laboratory. [more]
Hydrogen Bonding: A Workshop in Dyeing, Felting and Water-Molecule-Making, 3-6pm, Saturday’s workshop is the first of a series of Thirstlab Workshops. This workshop’s leaders are Hope Ginsburg (artist/ educator Virginia Commonwealth University) and Laura Sansone (owner, House-Wear Design Studio/educator, Parsons The New School for Design).
DIY Homebrewing, 6pm, Chris Lovrich from Brooklyn Homebrew will demonstrate how to brew a batch of beer from one of their favorite DIY kits! So if you’re interested in learning how to use water to cook up a different kind of plant-steeped concoction, be sure to catch him in action during our Thirst Opening.
Friday, March 21, 7pm
In this illustrated talk, Jesse H. Ausubel will discuss his massive recently completed project, the world’s first Census of Marine Life, a cooperative international effort to assess and explain the diversity, distribution, and abundance of marine life across the planet. [continue reading…]
Sunday, March 9, 4pm
$5 suggested donation
As part of our yearlong exploration of WATER, we are happy to host this unique presentation by a textile expert (and longtime Proteus collaborator) on the relationship between water and textiles.
In this illustrated talk, Janice Everett will discuss the relationship of textile manufacture and design to the environment, [continue reading…]