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Works on Water Residency on Governors Island


  • Nolan Row Governors Island, NY, 11231 United States (map)

Works on Water in partnership with Underwater New York is hosting an artists residency on Governors Island from May-October 2018. Artists are invited to develop work and build connections to the water in one of the historic Nolan Row houses on Governors Island.

While in residence on Governors Island, I will be developing Mosholu, a project that maps Tibbetts Brook in the Bronx, a waterway which has been directed underground and rerouted over time. With this work, I pose a series of questions: How does a city whose landscape is in flux, affect the identity of its residents? What is the relationship of urban dwellers to water in poorer neighborhoods versus those in affluent ones? Who is granted access?