This site-specific installation is currently on view on Governor’s Island where I am in residence. Tidewrack is part of the Castaway’s exhibit in an abandoned house on Colonel’s Row.
Tidewrack is the mixture of seaweed and synthetic materials deposited along the shore by a receding tideline where it remains until the next wave. This creative tangle may survive — churned and changed — or be decimated and swept out to sea. The tidewrack is temporary, collaboratory and evolving. In this work marine vegetation combines with queer signifiers: the safe water markers. I made this installation while contemplating what it’s like to create and hold space together in celebration while simultaneously holding anxiety for the next displacement.