A part of SCHOOL NITE and the New Museum’s Festival of Ideas for the New City
Saturday May 7-8, 2011
at 233 Mott Street in Manhattan

Curated by Angela Conant

SCHOOL NITE is an evening of performances, installation, and all-night event curated by The They Co. in the classrooms and courtyard of the Old School at 233 Mott Street. 

The event is a part of The New Museum's Festival of Ideas for the New City which involves installations, events, talks and exhibitions throughout lower Manhattan.

The Gowanus Studio Space is participating in SCHOOL NITE with SEA WORTHY Heterotopias, a collection of video art and short documentaries  about interacting with waterways, which will be on view throughout the evening and on Sunday. Please see details below. I hope to see you there.

The Gowanus Studio Space presents SEA WORTHY Heterotopias: A weekend of water-related video art and documentary; and preview for this Summer’s marine festival: SEA WORTHY. Co-organized by EFA Project Space, Flux Factory and The Gowanus Studio Space, SEA WORTHY is a series of Workshops, Public Voyages and an Exhibition of art and projects around and about New York City’s waterways.

SEA WORTHY Heterotopias is a contemplative exhibition within School Nite, with water and watercraft-inspired video art and short documentaries looping throughout the evening of May 7th and into May 8th. Each video explores a New York City or nearby waterway, documents its ecological state, or depicts the ways in which it is used or enjoyed by humans.

Also on display are broadsheets with information and instructions from the design and boatbuilding group Mare Liberum on how to construct your own rowboat in a single afternoon using found and accessible materials, minimal tools and basic building skills.

with films by:
Meryl O’Connor
Duke Riley
Adriane Colburn
Walker Lamond
Kevin T. Allen
Dylan Gauthier
Stephan von Muehlen
Blake McDowell
Adam Katzmann
Angela Conant

“…and if we think, after all, that the boat is a floating piece of space, a place without a place, that exists by itself, that is closed in on itself and at the same time is given over to the infinity of the sea and that, from port to port, from tack to tack, from brothel to brothel, it goes as far as the colonies in search of the most precious treasures they conceal in their gardens, you will understand why the boat has not only been for our civilization, from the sixteenth century until the present, the great instrument of economic development [...], but has been simultaneously the greatest reserve of the imagination. The ship is the heterotopia par excellence. In civilizations without boats, dreams dry up, espionage takes the place of adventure, and the police take the place of pirates.”  – Michel Foucault