...was a summer exhibition of experimental and participatory art involving more than 30 artists / collectives, with a strong emphasis on audience and artist interaction. The exhibition opened on May 31st, which was coinciding with the grand opening of Governors Island to visitors for
the 2008 season.
The Governors Island Ferry departs from the Battery Maritime Building at 10 South Street, in Lower Manhattan. This is the old green building from 1908 that is immediately to the left of the Staten Island Ferry building on the East Side of Lower Manhattan. Please see the Governors Island website for more information.
The easiest way to get to the Battery Maritime Building via public transportation is by the #1 train to South Ferry Station, the 4/5 trains to Bowling Green Station, or the W/R trains to Whitehall Street Station.
Alex Overington, Amanda Gilmore, Karyn Bulow, Kimberly Anderson, Maxim de Turckheim, Sara Barth, Shay Cornelius
Opening Day: Alex, Karen & the EMERGENCE Greeters, Alysia Dipaola, Jen Small, Estrella Martinez, Nick Greenwald & Mathew Brennan, Tim Mitchell, Michael Mastroianni, O-Man and Ed Vessel, Grace & Daniel Manalo, BETSEY, Jenn Su.
Documentation: Filmmaker Hsuan-Yu Pan, Photographer David B. Smith, Videographer Francisca Caporali, and Time-lapse video genius Chris Jordan.
EMERGENCE is a project of FIGMENT 2008. FIGMENT is a project of Action Arts League, and is produced by a coalition of volunteers in partnership with The Pure Project. FIGMENT is made possible in part with public funds from the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and administered by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. In addition, EMERGENCE is supported by a grant from the Black Rock Arts Foundation.