Nov 5th, 7-10 pm. A video projection exhibition on the Brooklyn Bridge Anchorage, in DUMBO, New York.
Screening of The Swamp, 2014 with sound composed and performed by renowned musician JG Thirlwell. The program runs in a loop from 7-10 pm. The video program includes the artists: Anne Senstad, Catherine Page Harris, Orit Ben‐Shitrit, Margeaux Walter, Jeannette Ehlers.
The Swamp was included in my solo exhibition The Vanity of Vanities at
El Magazen dell'Arte during the 56th Venice Biennale, curated by Roberta Semeraro and organized by ROSAM, and additionally presented in the Safina Radio Project, a Venice Biennale Arte Eventi project curated by Anabelle de Gersigny and produced by Alserkal Avenue, Dubai, UAE, both part of the 56th Venice Biennale 2015. It was also part of the exhibition The Nature of Now, a satellite exhibition part of the New Orleans Biennial Prospect 3, 2014.
“Decomposing Hierarchies” is a publicly‐presented video art exhibition on the Manhattan Bridge anchorage that explores various approaches to striping systemic hierarchies. Whether between living species, value systems or race, all of these artists are examining our relationship with historically and culturally constructed hierarchies. Each artist is presenting work that confronts constructed pyramids and pecking orders. The descriptive “decomposing” is chosen as each of the artists is not only presenting the audience with a new reality of torn down hierarchies but they are doing so by pulling us through this transformation in a slow experiential way that emphasizes a natural and/or supernatural breakdown. The work points to the idea that these constructed hierarchies have been in a long state of decay, that they are far past serving us. We are watching their at times meditative and at times strange transmogrifying states of becoming, because what is being born out of these dead systems is yet to be fully seen. The decomposing also conjures the term “primordial soup” a proposed a theory of the origin of life on Earth through the gradual chemical evolution of molecules that contain carbon and the works address this decay as sacred and the very marrow of potential creation."
Sarah Walko, curator.