An afternoon on the Creek

Written by stoisher

An afternoon with Sto Len: Performance and installation at the Newtown Creek Center of Visual Research

Saturday, October 20, 2018, 2:00 – 5:00 pm
Secret Location
Maspeth, Queens

In conjunction with Tracing Obsolescence, artist Sto Len welcomes the public to a site along the Newtown Creek to see a new installation, followed by a special sound performance on the river.

Artist Sto Len investigates urban sprawl and the illegal dumping of toxic waste in natural habitats through a series of monoprints pulled from the water’s surface. At the same time, his process-based sound performances investigate the sound of everyday objects, amplifying the voice of the unconsidered materials in our daily lives, while drawing attention to waterways as vital resources that are in dire need of protection and even reverence. Join him for a two-hour performance at the Newtown Creek in Maspeth, Queens, one of the most polluted bodies of water in the U.S., and one of the sites for his Pollution Print Archive currently on view in the exhibition Tracing Obsolescence.