Expedition presentation: Thursday, May 6, 7:30 p.m.
Tivoli Town Hall
Marie Lorenz and Diana Stevenson will embark on a journey up the Hudson River in a small, homemade boat. Setting off in early April from an undisclosed location on the Bard College Campus, they will navigate the tides and currents of the Hudson as they travel upriver toward Troy, for however long it takes.
Episodes from the expedition will be communicated in real time from the boat to subscribers via various on-line formats, allowing an audience near and far to assemble a travelogue of the journey in words and pictures.
The expedition can be followed:
Via the artist’s website: http://www.marielorenz.com/upriver
By signing up for RSS feeds. On the Google home page, click ‘more’, then ‘reader’. Click ‘Add a subscription’ and copy this link into the box.
Becoming a fan of ‘Up River’ on Facebook
Following the expedition, Lorenz and Stevenson will give a lecture and slide show to report their findings at Tivoli Town Hall. This event is free and open to the public.
Marie Lorenz’s work is concerned with actual and imagined voyages of discovery. By constructing various small boats in response to her immediate environment, she uses waterways and the open sea to find alternative means to re-chart chartered territories, in the process revealing hidden narratives of our relationship with the world at large.
Marie Lorenz received a B.F.A. from Rhode Island School of Design in 1995 and an M.F.A. from Yale in 2002. She has received grants from Artists Space, Socrates Sculpture Park, the Harpo Foundation, and the Alice Kimball English Travel Fellowship. Her work has been shown at High Desert Test Sites in Joshua Tree, California and at Artists Space, and Jack Hanley Gallery in New York and she has also completed projects at Ikon in Birmingham, England and Artpace in San Antonio, Texas. In 2008 she was awarded the Joseph H. Hazen Rome Prize for the American Academy in Rome. She began her project The Tide and Current Taxi, a performance in the New York Harbor in 2005 which is still in progress.
Up River is curated by Diana Stevenson as part of the requirements for the master of arts degree in curatorial studies.
Student-curated projects at CCS Bard are made possible with support from the Rebecca and Martin Eisenberg Student Exhibition Fund; the Mitzi and Warren Eisenberg Family Foundation; the Audrey and Sydney Irmas Charitable Foundation; the Board of Governors of the Center for Curatorial Studies, and by the Center’s Patrons, Supporters, and Friends. Special thanks to the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation.