Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Gowanus Haven opens tonight!, June 17, 2009

Last night we stayed at the canal after dark again, to work out the details of how to coordinate the video elements on the floating raft. You can see the results in the picture here. Come by and see us tonight on the canal, 7-10 pm at the end of 2nd Street near Bond Street.

Here are details about the exhibition:

Date: Wednesday June 17, 2009
Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Notes: Gowanus HAVEN
Opening Wednesday June 17, 7-10pm

Local artist Philip Simmons has teamed up with 2 artists from Denmark, Hartmut Stockter and Katja Bjorn Jakobsen, to create a collaborative sculpture and video installation floating on the Gowanus canal in Brooklyn. They have constructed a raft with a large floating, water-powered machine that speaks to the life in and along the Gowanus Canal, a storied and reviled waterway currently enjoying a resurgence. The project captures the lush, libertine decay of the canal in its current state, and looks to the future of a cleaned-up, hopefully public, recreational space. HAVEN received financial support from the Danish Art Fund, and is hosted by the Gowanus Dredgers canoe club.

The project is located at the end of 2nd street on the Gowanus Canal, at the Gowanus Dredgers boat landing. Take the F train to Carroll Street station, then walk 2 blocks downhill on 2nd Street to the canal.
Exhibition hours are:
Opening reception: Wednesday 7-10pm
Exhibition hours: Thursday June 18-Tuesday June 23, 7:30-9:30 pm, or by appointment

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