This walk with artist Edmund Mooney will trace the ancient shoreline of Hunter’s Point as closely as possible, accompanied by soundscape compositions of the current post-industrial landfilled shoreline, which is soon to be erased once again. Hunter’s Point was once a 3 block by 4 block hilltop surrounded by one of the largest salt marshes in the area. Twice a day with the tide, the marsh would flood, turning the hilltop into an island oasis surrounded by verdant bright pools of vegetation in which thousands of creatures found a home. It lay largely unchanged since the last ice age until 1854, when the farm that had stood on it for 200 years was sold to developers who immediately decapitated the hill and used the sandy soil to fill in the marsh to the current shoreline. This landfill makes up the landscape that is the subject of “Chance Ecologies.”
The walk features a downloadable sound file. Please bring a smartphone, headphones and download the file from this link on the day of the event. A limited amount of mp3 players with headphones will be available to participants.
Meeting Point: the South West corner of Borden and Vernon Ave’s next to the parking lot in front of the railroad tracks.