Welcome to the New York City Waterfront: A Peripheral Space?

mixed media,  2012

Exhibit:  Art, Environment, Action!, 2012, Shelia C. Johnson Design Center, New York City.

workingsurface_contributed two pieces to a collaborative mapping project by Elizabeth Sibilia


Beyond Close 

Matthew Bissen 

Sunset Park, Brooklyn

A waterfront is a negotiation between being here or there.
A continuous line between fluid and ground.
An instant point of embarkment and arrival.
An environment that without proper vessel one is indelibly close but just beyond.

Moments of Resistance

Matthew Bissen 

Chelsea,  Manhattan

Most of the time we think of rivers as moments of flow.  A better conception would be to think of rivers as moments of resistance.