"Feildnotes From The Gowanus" was a visual research workshop led by The Canary Project and commissioned by the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center (SJDC) in conjunction with the exhibition U-n-f-o-l-d: A Cultural Response to Climate Change.


In mid-October, we canoed the length of the canal. Having spent the previous day getting a crash course on the site from climate scientists to representatives from the EPA to community activists, planners and designers. Following the expedition, artists had 2 weeks to produce work in response."
-Canary Project


The Piece "On the Banks of the Gowanus" was my response to this experience.
Materials were gathered along the edges of the canal to construct a fishing pole. The pole was then used in a 13 minute looping video of myself fishing at dawn. Nothing was caught.

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