Would I Swim Here? A Speculative ReCreation Assessment


Sunday, May 29, 2022

2:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Join us for a workshop to create a swimability assessment incorporating speculative relational “signs” that emerge from an encounter at Valentino Beach and the knowledge and experiences we carry with us. 

We will begin with a facilitated dryland movement practice to attune and listen to our own cellular body water histories in relation to the histories of this shoreland. In collaboration with more-than-human beings–plants and animals living on land and in the water–we will experience the diverse relationships of shoreline inhabitants and visitors and move away from a human-centric perspective of place. A swimability assessment will emerge from the “emotional, expressive and functional data,” stories, and movements practiced during this communal gathering at the Upper Bay where it meets Valentino beach.

*The ReCreation Assessment Workshop will be limited to 15 participants

Wear comfortable clothes that can get sandy and wet

Rescheduled for Rain: Sunday, May 29th 2:30-4:30pm

Upper Bay Workshop

Beach at Valentino Park

Ferris St & Coffey St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

RSVP: https://forms.gle/YXpReYxe6sQ8axNj9

This Works on Water encounter is designed and facilitated by Atlantic Ocean currents, ancient topography, andrea haenggi, and Nora Almeida. In collaboration with Interference Archive.

Learn more about andrea haenggi’s work and practice here: weedychoreography.com and here: Environmental Performance Agency

Learn more about Nora Almeida and her work.