Water Street Pops!

Art Assets is programming a range of art performances and installations during the month July for the Water Street Pops! Summer 2013 series.

For a calendar of events with location information, please visit the Water Street Pops! website.

ALIYA ROSE BONAR with Lindsey McCord

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PowerSuit Boutique produces custom, hand-made garments based on personal Life Consultations about dreams, passions, personal histories, bodies, and everyday life patterns. The opportunity is to engage with strangers about their innermost passions and dreams, and then realize those ephemeral wishes into wearable art: PowerSuits. The client wears their PowerSuit out into their everyday life, physical reminders of their biggest dreams.

Project Details

In collaboration with Lindsey McCord, Bonar focused on the consultation portion of the project, produced personalized talismen based on the consultation. On July 24 and 31, 2013; people signed up in person for a 20-minute consultation. Bonar recorded these interviews, along with a photo of the interviewees. Over the week, Bonar and McCord produced personalized talismen based on each interview, which was presented to the interviewees on August 7th of the same year. An informal installation of the interviewees’ photographs was presented that evening, as well.

PowerSuit Boutique has never been presented previously. However the project evolved out of a body of “PowerSuit” work Bonar developed for the a year. Your PowerSuit is the costume your most powerful self wears, generating courage and self-confidence to pursue your passions. In previous iterations, produced at Flux Factory in February 2013 and at the Eileen Fisher Leadership Institute in Summer 2012, Bonar used PowerSuits as a concept to guide a group through realizing their own passions and steps needed to carry them out. Participants engaged through participating in a set of facilitated curriculum. The emphasis is on the group experience and not the physical product.

Visit the artist’s website: Aliyah Rose Bonar

PowerSuits

KATHERINE BEHAR

Disorientalism

Katherine Behar is an interdisciplinary artist based in New York, whose videos, performances, and interactive installations explore issues in contemporary digital culture. Katherine’s work appears at festivals, galleries, performance spaces, screenings and art centers worldwide, in Dresden, Amsterdam, Moscow, Leeds, Rome, Poznan, Mooste, Cluj-Napoca, New York City, Chicago, Miami, and numerous cities throughout the U.S., and is held in private collections. She is Assistant Professor of New Media at Baruch College.

Created for Water Street POPS, Katherine Behar’s Street.s/wall.ing/in is a site-specific performance about architectural memory and traumas in the urban environment. Dancers inhabited colored shapes derived from transient urban architectural forms, animating and exploring the exterior of 32 Old Slip in Manhattan’s Wall Street neighborhood. Street.s/wall.ing/in was performed on August 16, 2013; in conjunction with Water Street POPS, curated by Ombretta Agro’ and Art Assets. The project was supported by a residency at LaunchPad in Brooklyn.

Visit the artist’s website: Katherine Behar

 

SHARON CHEN LIN

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A return to a time before phones and internet. How do people meet and maintain friendships? A space for fun and meeting in a public square.

Visit the artist’s website: Sharon Chen Lin

 

MARCO ANTONIO CASTRO COSIO

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Bus Roots is a bus with a garden on its roof. It reconnects urban communities with nature, using plants in a practical and playful way. The purpose of Bus Roots is to reclaim unused space, increase both the quality of life and the amount of green spaces in the city and generate a new traveling botanical history.

Background

Marco Castro is an artist, curator and designer of cultural experiences. He combines his experience in art, technology and design to explore healthy lifestyles and sustainable technologies and has partnered on many projects to revitalize communities and encourage collaboration.

His work, which includes the award-winning project, BusRoots – a bus outfitted with a green roof to grow produce, explores the sensory intersection of nature, food and urban landscapes and questions how we can redesign our collective relationship to natural systems.

His previous projects have used art and art programs to revitalize neighborhoods of the city, bringing immigrant communities together, using innovative digital tools to advance new ways of seeing the world.

He was also invited as a guest contributor to the Rio +20 series to achieve a sustainable planet. http://www.un.org/en/sustainablefuture/ video_photo.shtml

Since 2011, Marco Castro has taught workshops at the Queens Museum of Art with a focus on planning and creating interactive projects and prototyping, that culminated in a mobile application for the Museum. Castro holds a Master in Interactive Telecommunications from the NYU Tisch School of the Arts.

Visit the artist’s website: Marco Antonio Castro Cosio

 

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