16 pages, unbound, single color (black) Offset
13" x 10.5"
Edition 1000: Out of Print
Words drown in the Gowanus Canal. The histories, the myths, the cries foul and the pleas for remediation, all spill downhill, discharged with the rest of the excess. Oil, cinder dust, sex, scrap metal, shit, urine, and everything paper thin and not tied down settles here at the bottom of the valley, giving the water its scum skin, thick enough to float anything for a moment. The temptation to point to things is choked back. There is a tin can half-full of poisonous adjectives bobbing amidst its own pure chemical explanation. To call it anything would mean opening my mouth and tasting it, tasting the new name it is becoming.
Commissioned by The Canary Project on the occasion of the exhibition Field Notes From the Gowanus, The Sheila Johnson Center for Design, Parsons, NY, NY. Subsequent exhibitions include Exhibit A + Exhibit B, The Old American Can Factory, Brooklyn, NY, 2011 and To the Stars On the Wings of an Eel , Gowanus Ballroom, Brooklyn, NY, 2011.