Last Friday in Troy, NY the Swimming Cities of the Switchback Sea
was launched. It is a project of ridiculous proportions, over seven crafts being maneuvered down the Hudson River making occasional stops to do performances, and will be turned into a solo exhibition and installation for Swoon
. The efforts of many dozens of people have gone into manifesting the crafts and coordinating the trip. Our pal Todd Chandler is working with a film crew that is shooting scenes on the crafts for a film in the works “Flood
“. The crafts will also turn into Swoon’s solo installation in Long Island City at a Deitch space, which is an ambitious endeavor on its own, being thousands of square feet.
The NY Times has an article and images in their Arts Section called “A Floating City with Junkyard Roots
” And you can see a slide show there at Floating Sculptures