Join Chance Ecologies artists Nathan Kensinger and Nate Dorr for the opening of Shoreline Change
Shoreline Change – New Films by Nathan Kensinger and Nate Dorr
Works on Water
Governors Island, Nolan Park, House 5B
July 14th, 2019. 1pm – 4pm
Shoreline Change is a video installation of five recent films created by Nathan Kensinger and Nate Dorr, who have been collaboratively documenting the New York City waterfront for the past 13 years. These works investigate the rapidly changing coastline of the city, where frequently flooded neighborhoods are now being demolished to make way for new wetlands and new residential towers. As New York City contemplates how to address the existential threat of rising sea levels, these works excavate its complicated history of toxic landfills and degraded marshlands, while considering visions of a multi-species future shaped by water.
Several of these works were created in conjunction with Chance Ecologies, and were presented at the Queens Museum in the exhibit Chance Ecologies: Queens and at Chance Ecologies: Wild Panorama Walk for Open Engagement 2018.
This installation will be on view at the Works on Water house on Governors Island during weekends from July 6 to 28th. An opening event will take place on Sunday July 14th, from 1pm to 4pm, along with an artists talk.