Please join Chance Ecologies for the launch of their newest project, Listening to Dutch Kills.
Listening to Dutch Kills is an immersive audio walk that guides participants around the waters of the Dutch Kills, to investigate and experience the species and ecologies hidden in this urban industrial landscape. Listeners will engage with this complex watershed through a series of creative sound pieces, prompts, and narrations by local artists and community stakeholders, encountering the body of water from the perspectives of the flora and fauna that thrive along its banks, and contemplating how these species are connected to the future of New York City as it faces the challenges of sea level rise and climate change.
Listening to Dutch Kills is a project by Chance Ecologies, curated and produced by artists Catherine Grau, Nathan Kensinger, and Sarah Nelson Wright, with participating artists including Nate Dorr, Edrex Fontanilla, and Rachel Stevens. Listening to Dutch Kills was commissioned by the SWIM Coalition, as part of their project Getting to Zero in Dutch Kills, and includes interviews with community members Willis Elkins and Mitch Waxman of the Newtown Creek Alliance, Katie Ellman of Greenshores NYC, and Sarah Durand of LaGuardia Community College.
The audio tour will debut on June 29th as part of the launch event for the Getting to Zero in Dutch Kills Community Action Plan. Participants in the Action Plan launch event will go on the inaugural Listening to Dutch Kills tour starting at LIC Roots Community Garden and ending at Smiling Hogshead Ranch, where there will be an artist talk and picnic.
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If there is lightening, this event will be cancelled, if it’s lightly raining the event will take place. Please RSVP and check the eventbrite page, for updates on weather. If this event gets cancelled, the rain date for the walking tour portion of the event is Sunday, June 30th.
Two additional public tours will take place: on July 13th: City of Water Day and again in the Fall 2019 (exact date tbd). Stay tuned for details on these events!