The Newtown Creek Armada
September 8th - 30th 2012
The Newtown Creek Armada is an art installation that invites the public to explore the past, present and future of a contaminated New York City waterway. The Newtown Creek, a Superfund site bordering Brooklyn and Queens, is one of the most polluted bodies of water in the United States. Visitors to The Armada piloted a fleet of artist-made, miniature, remote-controlled boats along the surface of this creek, and viewed a video installation of voyages into its more remote areas. Equipped with waterproof cameras, the boats of The Armada allowed visitors to document their own voyages into the hidden world of the Newtown Creek.
The Newtown Creek Armada public art installation was launched on September 8th, 2012, in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Remote Voyages, a gallery installation of videos and boats from The Armada, was exhibited in November, 2013 in Dumbo, Brooklyn.