Jessica Houston

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Water (re)Marks

Water (re)Marks, a collaboration with Maya Pindyck, is an installation that creates a dialogue between the waters of the East River and the architecture of Governors Island. Thinking of the watermark as a process of holding something up to the light (and the prefix ‘re’ as ‘again, back, anew’), we turn back to Samuel Greenberg’s famous poem “East River’s Charm” (1913) and reassemble it into a single line of contemporary poetry that runs through the hallway outside the room.