The Canary Project is documenting the living ecology of the Gowanus Canal and is inviting NYC artists and students to join us on this mission. We want to record the present ecology of Gowanus in all three senses proposed by the philosopher and psychologist Felix Guattari, namely: 1) environmental ecology (what we normally think of in terms of ecosystems, flora, fauna, etc.); 2) social ecology (the relationship between groups of people; and 3) mental ecology (the relationship of a single individual to different understandings and iterations of him or herself within a specific place– what Guattari also called the ecology of ideas). The resulting archive will give a robust understanding of the singularity and specificity of this place as it exists right now.
Field Notes from the Gowanus
Susannah Sayler and Edward Morris
Aron Cohen, Ben Cohen, Dylan Gauthier, Curtis Hamilton, Bland Hoke, Christine Howard, Hannah Kramm, Camilo Leyva, Simonetta Moro, Evan Paschke, Daniella Garcia Rosales, Sayler/Morris, Rebecca Volinsky, Stephan von Muehlen, Louis Wright, Maya Marin, Sasha Wolfe, Abby Marsh, David Hess, Nicholas Liong, Rebecca Mulberg, Emma Pratt, Caroline Reza, Auriel Rickard, Ciara Perrone, Melissa Gutierrez, Daniel Schaefer
Eymund Diegel, Christos Tsiamis. Vivian Gornitz, David Briggs, Maria Aiolova, Dylan Gauthier, Ben Cohen, Nathan Elbogen, Vincent Cianni, Michelle Bogre, Radhika Subramaniam
THE OLD AMERICAN CAN FACTORY, Brooklyn, NY,Fieldnotes from the Gowanus, 2012
GOWANUS BALLROOM, Brooklyn, NY, To the Stars on the Wings of an Eel, 2012
SHEILA C. JOHNSON DESIGN CENTER, Parsons – The New School, New York, NY, Fieldnotes From the Gowanus, 2011