(Nicole Boivin, Material Cultures, Material Worlds, 37.)
“In the library, Iyer found records by Thelonius Monk, and was affected by his ‘staggering empathy, those pointed voids that he would finish with such a different sense of completeness.'”
– “Time is a Ghost,” Alec Wilkinson
“…culture and nature are intermeshed and mutually constituting.” – Nicole Boivin
Excited to be taking part in an outdoor art exhibit happening this June 26th, on the site of a former cement mine surrounded by industrial ruins in the Catskill region of New York.
Here are the details:
IN:SITE is a summer-long outdoor art exhibit at the Century House Historical Society (CHHS) on the Snyder Estate in Rosendale, NY, home of the Widow Jane Mine. Curated by Jenny Lee Fowler and Natasha Maria Brooks-Sperduti, fifteen artists from the Northeast present site-specific sculptures and performances engaging the location’s rich natural and industrial histories.
Show runs 6/26 through 9/9/2016, open 7 days a week sunrise to sunset
Opening: Sunday, 6/26/2016, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Closing: Saturday, 9/10/2016, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Where: Century House Historical Society (CHHS), at the Snyder Estate, 668 NY-213, Rosendale, NY
My contribution will be a short visual history of the site in the form of a visitor’s booklet. There will be lots of other work on display too: sculpture, dance and sound installation, all engaged with the mine and environs as a living presence. Take a look at the artists’ profiles and past work at : http://insiterosendale.com/
Photo: room-and-pillar mining (detail of illustration of F.O. Norton Cement quarries at Binnewater, Ulster County, NY). Courtesy of Century House Historical Society.