Saturday August 7th
Invoking the impermanence of memory and engaging the cycles of birth and loss that characterize New York’s physical as well as cultural landscapes, Found@Sea combines storytelling, ephemeral found object sculpture, collaborative art making and sustainability in a series of interventions that culminate in a participatory public event.
The project solicits ten creators to submit stories about beloved lost objects, and to construct sandcastles dedicated to these items during a one-day event in Fort Tilden on August 7th, 2021 at 5p. The event will invite participants to view the sandcastles and their stories, and watch them wash away with the tides. There will also be a participatory storytelling event, inviting event-goers to engage in a tale woven from found objects washed up at sea and the imagination of the collective.
We invite you to create a natural found object sandcastle/sculpture (limited to ONLY items that belong in the ocean: aka: sand, rocks, sea grass, shells: things found at and returned to the ocean) dedicated to a beloved lost object. Was it your ring, an old band t-shirt, a letter? Come early and built a sandcastle as a homage to that lost object at low tide, and then at high tide, watch it wash away to the sea.
If you have any questions, please contact us at Shadow Traffic