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.
The Thirstlab Workshops will highlight the politics and pleasures surrounding Brooklyn’s waters, actively linking events in the past to our present conditions. This public platform brings together multidisciplinary artists, designers, students, scholars, chefs, filmmakers, writers, farmers, DIY makers, political activists, musicians, entrepreneurs, water sports enthusiasts and curious audience members to exchange different forms of knowledge, cultivate practical skills and share personal stories related to our use—and abuse–of local aquatic resources.