On Sunday March 19th, 2017, the artists and curators of Chance Ecologies invite you to a presentation and discussion at UnionDocs, the documentary collective in Willamsburg, Brooklyn. Chance Ecologies: Artists and Post-Industrial Urban Wilderness Presentations by artists Ellie Irons, Edrex Fontanilla, Sarah Nelson Wright and Dillon de Give, and curators Catherine Grau & Nathan Kensinger […]
Please join us on Sunday Oct. 23rd for a Public Symposium, as part of our current Queen Museum exhibition Chance Ecologies: Queens Chance Ecologies: Queens – Public Symposium Sunday October 23rd, 2016 12 noon to 4:30pm Chance Ecologies: Queens is an exhibit of new works, artistic gestures and research projects engaging with the undesigned and […]
Please join us on Sunday Oct. 16th for a Day of Public Performances and Explorations, as part of our current exhibition Chance Ecologies: Queens at the Queens Museum. Oct 16 2016 2:00pm–6:00pm Chance Ecologies: Queens is an exhibit of new works, artistic gestures and research projects engaging with the undesigned and wild growing landscapes found […]
On Saturday August 13th, the artists and curators of Chance Ecologies invite you to a final day of public events at their studio residency, Chance Ecologies: Flushing River. This six-week-long artists residency is located at the Studio In The Park, adjacent to the Queens Museum. 1pm to 2pm: The Contradiction of the Urban Wilderness (Daniel […]
Chance Ecologies: Newtown Creek Curated by Catherine Grau and Nathan Kensinger Saturday, August 6th, 1pm-7pm “Saints and sinners is an easy opposition, often drawn up, but both camps refuse the rules, serve the impractical, the transcendent, the deeper sense of self. Both pursue freedom and, sometimes, joy and ecstasy. This is a map about people […]
On Sunday July 31st, Chance Ecologies invites you to join them at the Queens Museum for the closing events of the 2016 Queens International biennial. Chance Ecologies is currently participating in a six-week-long residency at the museum’s Studio In The Park program, where they are creating Chance Ecologies: Flushing River. 3pm – Reclaimed Ground screening […]
On Sunday July 31st, artist Edmund Mooney invites the public to join him in processing his fieldwork for Chance Ecologies: Flushing River. This six-week-long artists residency is located at the Studio In The Park, adjacent to the Queens Museum. 1pm – Waterscape Concrete – An Audio Excavation Join sound artist Edmund Mooney at the Studio […]
On Saturday July 23rd, the curators of Chance Ecologies and artist Marisa Tesauro invite the public to join them in them in creative discussion about Chance Ecologies: Flushing River. This six-week-long artists residency is located at the Studio In The Park, adjacent to the Queens Museum. Noon – Curator’s Open House Join curators and artists-in-residence […]
On Saturday July 16th, artists Joianne Bittle and Christopher Kennedy invite the public to join them in their fieldwork for Chance Ecologies: Flushing River. This six-week-long artists residency is located at the Studio In The Park, adjacent to the Queens Museum. 11am – Willow Lake Walk Join artist Joianne Bittle and naturalist Mike Feller for […]
On Saturday July 9th, artists Nate Dorr and Maya Edelman will lead a day of public events as part of Chance Ecologies: Flushing River. This six-week-long artists residency is located at the Studio In The Park, adjacent to the Queens Museum. 11am – Post-Industrial Willets Point Photo Walk Starting off from the Studio In The […]
Please join us at Flushing Meadows Corona Park as the artists and curators of Chance Ecologies begin their six-week-long Studio In The Park residency. We will be creating a mapping project, sharing a picnic with friends, installing artworks and photographs in the studio space, and taking a walk to the Flushing River. This will be the […]
Please join us at A Frame Apart, the short film program of the Queens International 2016 biennial, where we will be screening Reclaimed Ground, a short documentary by Nate Dorr and Nathan Kensinger. Reclaimed Ground is the first chapter in an ongoing documentation of the transformation of Hunter’s Point South, Queens, capturing the final season […]
Stolon/Station WFRG-FM is a low-frequency radio station transmitting from inside Hunter’s Point South. On Sunday, August 30, the station will broadcast a program consisting of field recordings taken inside the wilderness zone and sound works and readings by artists, ecologists, urban explorers, poets, and other Chance Ecologies contributors. Listeners – bird, plant, rock or human […]
Launching a camera on a kite is a low-cost, DIY method for creating grassroots maps and documenting environmental and humanitarian issues from above. In this hands-on workshop, artist Laura Chipley will lead participants in using kite mapping methods developed by the Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science to capture aerial images of the landscape of Hunter’s […]
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 […]
The Dock Street Dig is an archaeological survey and excavation along the former site of Dock Street with artist/architect Matthias Neumann and archaeologist Scott Schwartz. Dock Street is an evanescent monument to the American idea as manifest in its built environment. Mapped out in Dripp’s map of 1853 as part of the Long Island City […]
Join us for a public discussion with the curators and artists of Chance Ecologies, a public art project currently taking place in Long Island City, Queens. This event will be a roundtable conversation about Hunter’s Point South, a historic post-industrial site on the East River which has been left to become a wilderness over the past 30 years, and which will soon become a residential development.
Through this (mostly) unguided tour, explore one of New York’s last accidental waterfront wild spaces before it is swallowed by the voracious development practices that have transformed Queens’s East River edge and the waterfront of the greater city. Through intimate and unmediated immersion into this unique postindustrial site, the tour will draw upon all of […]
Join us for a guided walk through the re-wilded landscape of Hunter’s Point. We’ll follow desire paths that flow through the site, exploring the overlaps, edges and frictions between the man-made and long re-wilded. Along the way we’ll identify wild urban plants, take rubbings, and engage in movement-research to create an archive of endangered surfaces […]
This walking tour focuses on the site-specific installations that Marisa Tesauro has created and installed throughout the site to offer the viewer the chance to reflect on the history of the site and the elements of construction/destruction that serve as the foundation for the evolution of the site from an organic sprawl of debris into a controlled environment.
During this workshop, participants will explore Hunter’s Point, collect natural and synthetic found materials, and weave them together to make a long, collaborative, sequential sculpture to be exhibited at Radiator Gallery this winter.
Please join us this Sunday, August 9th for an experimental sunset gathering – the first in a series of public events for Chance Ecologies. Details on this event, including directions to the site, can be seen on the attached poster. We recommend wearing sturdy shoes to best navigate the wild grown terrain.