Viv Corringham, British sound artist and vocalist, has created an audio accompaniment for visitors to listen to as they walk the Gowanus. Visitors borrow a CD player and earphones, pick up a map, and set off, accompanied by the sounds of local residents describing their own Gowanus walks, interspersed with ambient sound and Viv’s improvisational songs. [continue reading...]
Saturday, October 15th, 5-7pm
Please join us for an evening of broom-making with a Master Broomsquire from the foothills of the Catskills. David of Catskill Mountain Broomworks, will create two very special brooms fashioned from a locally raised crop of broomcorn grown this summer on the banks of the Gowanus Canal. [continue reading...]
Posted in Events on September 28, 2011 • Tagged brooklyn arts council, broomcorn, catskill mountain broomworks, christina kelly, feast brooklyn, gowanus canal, gowanus canal conservancy, Husk, jeffrey hutchison, six point brewery
Tuesday, September 20, 7pm
Art in Odd Places, in partnership with the Institute for Urban Design and Proteus Gowanus, is pleased to present Rise and Fall: Contemporary Nautical Practice and the Gowanus Canal on the occasion of the first annual Urban Design Week festival (September 15 – 20, 2011).
This panel discussion will center on artists and activists who take the NYC waterways as their creative point of departure, and who have crafted alternative ways to reclaim the water as viable public space. Of particular interest in this dialog is EPA Superfund site, the Gowanus Canal. Some ideas that may be explored in the conversation include: creating alternative economies, re-imagining transportation, sustainability and the waterfront, and the thought of greater autonomy and accessibility for the urban individual. While Urban Design Week is a festival that is looking for creative, yet nonetheless practical solutions to real concerns regarding livability in NYC, this panel seeks to balance the design conversation with artistic projects that allow for a further-reaching imagination into a future of agency.
Panelists: Ludger K. Balan, Dylan Gauthier, Constance Hockaday, Mary Mattingly and Tim Thyzel
Moderator: Jeff Stark
Organized by Juliana Driever [continue reading...]
Posted in Events on September 12, 2011 • Tagged art in odd places, constance hockaday, dylan gauthier, gowanus canal, jeff stark, juliana driever, ludger k balan, mary mattingly, nautical art, tim thyzel, urban design week