“FISH ON FOURTEENTH STREET”
On the sidewalk in front of the 14th Street Y, Anita Glesta will project frenzied fish in a deluge water.
“New Yorkers seldom consider their physical vulnerability on the group of islands (Manhattan, Staten, Queens, and even Brooklyn) they inhabit. In the context of urban survival, the effects of global warming are not a high priority.
Yet, the world is confronting uncontrollable natural disasters over the last few years as a result. Earthquakes, floods, and water shortage have been increasing exponentially. And, though we exist in our own micro habitat seemingly afflicted only by our immediate local urban concerns, like the rest of our planet, NYC will also be confronting these physical changes more often.”
The video projection of WATERSHED has been inspired by the learning Glesta has done through her role as an artist fellow in the LABA: House of Study program at the 14th Street Y, which is a beit midrash for culture-makers.
The project “Watershed” at LABA is the seminal installation for a large scale projection as a public art project in 2013 at various locations.
The evening is part of the LABA festival, an annual event by LABA: House of Study.
This year the House of Study selected 10 artist fellows and engaged them in the theme of BLUEPRINT, an investigation into the function of spaces and places in ancient Jewish texts; http://www.labajournal.com/