SEA WORTHY HETEROTOPIAS
SEAWORTHY HETEROTOPIAS: SHORT FILMS
A part of SCHOOL NITE and the New Museum’s Festival of Ideas for the New City
Saturday May 7th 6:00pm-4:00am
Sunday May 8th 12:00pm-6:00pm
at 233 Mott Street in Manhattan
The Gowanus Studio Space presents SEA WORTHY Heterotopias: A weekend of water-related video art and documentary; and preview for this Summer’s marine festival: SEA WORTHY. Co-organized by EFA Project Space, Flux Factory and The Gowanus Studio Space, SEA WORTHY is a series of Workshops, Public Voyages and an Exhibition of art and projects around and about New York City’s waterways.
SEA WORTHY Heterotopias is a contemplative exhibition within School Nite, with water and watercraft-inspired video art and short documentaries looping throughout the evening of May 7th and into May 8th. Each video explores a New York City or nearby waterway, documents its ecological state, or depicts the ways in which it is used or enjoyed by humans.
Also on display are broadsheets with information and instructions from the design and boatbuilding group Mare Liberum on how to construct your own rowboat in a single afternoon using found and accessible materials, minimal tools and basic building skills.
with films from:
Kevin T. Allen
Stephan von Muehlen
“…and if we think, after all, that the boat is a floating piece of space, a place without a place, that exists by itself, that is closed in on itself and at the same time is given over to the infinity of the sea and that, from port to port, from tack to tack, from brothel to brothel, it goes as far as the colonies in search of the most precious treasures they conceal in their gardens, you will understand why the boat has not only been for our civilization, from the sixteenth century until the present, the great instrument of economic development […], but has been simultaneously the greatest reserve of the imagination. The ship is the heterotopia par excellence. In civilizations without boats, dreams dry up, espionage takes the place of adventure, and the police take the place of pirates.” – Michel Foucault
ABOUT SCHOOL NITE
Join THE THEY CO. and THE NEW MUSEUM in celebrating the work of nearly 20 galleries, Art Organizations & Collectives throughout NoLIta’s recently converted OLD SCHOOL space as they all consider the NEW CITY. FROM 6PM until 4AM on SATURDAY MAY 7th, PERFORMANCES, VIDEO, INSTALLATION & OTHER WORK will be on DISPLAY. BANDS will perform SOUNDS. WRITERS will read WORDS. The PRESENT and FUTURE will CONVERSE.