Art Lands on Governors Island. A summer-long project with art installations, radio transmissions, and video projections set among the Island's forts, mess halls, and officers' housing.
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council presents
Art Lands on Governors Island
Donâ€™t you wonder about happened on Governors Island? And why is this mysteriously quiet placeâ€”just a few minutes from Manhattanâ€”on the verge of a huge comeback? Set and Drift artists land on this historic landscape, with art installations, radio transmissions, and video projections set among the forts, mess halls, and officersâ€™ housing on the Island. Explore. Take a walk. Have a picnic. Imagine what was, and what could be.
Site-specific art installations on Governors Island with featured artists: Jesse Bercowetz and Matt Bua, Anna Craycroft, neuroTransmitter and Daniela Fabricus, Serge Spitzer, Leo Villareal, and Jennifer Zackin.
Outdoor, day-long launch event July 16th with film and music in collaboration with Rooftop Films.
set and drift: n. in navigation, external forces acting on a ship that make it deviate from its intended course
Picture an island just off the coast of Manhattan, inhabited by empty buildings and historic monuments. What happened there? Who lived there? What goes on now? This former military and coast guard base is fertile ground for the imagination. Come see this abandoned island through the eyes of some of New York's most compelling artists.
Set and Drift is a summer-long project with art installations, radio transmissions, and video projections set among the Island's forts, mess halls, and officers' housing. Come out and explore. Take a walk. Have a picnic. Imagine what was, and what could be.
Jesse Bercowetz and Matt Bua
neuroTransmitter with Daniela Fabricius
Set and Drift is produced in association with Governors Island Preservation and Education Corporation (GIPEC) and National Parks Service. Special thanks to our additional supporters.
Curated by Jessica Sucher, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.
Visiting Set and Drift
Ferries for Governors Island depart from the Battery Maritime Building, 10 South Street, Slip 7 (adjacent to and northeast of the Staten Island/Whitehall Ferry Terminal in Lower Manhattan).
Ferry service to Governors Island requires advance ticket purchase. Tickets are $3-6 and available online or at any New York Water Taxi stand.
Image: Leo Villareal, Supercluster, 2005
Opening event: July 16