DIY on the East River

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All work and hardly any play is what it sounds like in this story by Melena Ryzik in yesterday’s NY Times about a sustainable art Waterpod project on a barge off Brooklyn. There’s so much work to do in this navigable farm/garden/art residence that the artists don’t have time to make the art. They’re too busy feeding chickens, cooking, cleaning, and working out the kinks in their sustainable systems.  Ultimately, the enterprise itself is the art, although that’s not what the founder, Mary Mattingly, wanted. Interesting article.

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