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Tracing Obsolescence
Public Program - NYC
An afternoon with Sto Len: Performance and installation at the Newtown Creek Center of Visual Research

Saturday, October 20, 2018, 2:00 - 5:00 pm
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Maspeth, Queens


In conjunction with Tracing Obsolescence, artist Sto Len welcomes the public to a site along the Newtown Creek to see a new installation, followed by a special sound performance on the river.

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Sto Len in his boat.
Artist Sto Len investigates urban sprawl and the illegal dumping of toxic waste in natural habitats through a series of monoprints pulled from the water’s surface. At the same time, his process-based sound performances investigate the sound of everyday objects, amplifying the voice of the unconsidered materials in our daily lives, while drawing attention to waterways as vital resources that are in dire need of protection and even reverence. Join him for a two-hour performance at the Newtown Creek in Maspeth, Queens, one of the most polluted bodies of water in the U.S., and one of the sites for his Pollution Print Archive currently on view in the exhibition Tracing Obsolescence.



Sto Len is a Brooklyn-based printmaker, painter, installation and performance artist with interests in improvisation and experimentation within a variety of media. His current body of work transforms the traditional printmaking art of Suminagashi (floating ink) into an experimental collaboration with nature and a site of discourse on environmentalism and art activism. Recent collaborations with pollution in the waterways of New York, Colombia, and Vietnam, have enabled his studio to become as large as a river and his practice nomadic and global.

apexart’s program supporters past and present include The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The Buhl Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, The Greenwich Collection Ltd., William Talbott Hillman Foundation/Affirmation Arts Fund, the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, the Fifth Floor Foundation, the Consulate General of Israel in New York, the Kenneth A. Cowin Foundation, the Trust for Mutual Understanding, and public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
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