So excited for D.I.G. – May 19, 2012

May 8, 2012

My next project has taken me several hundred feet below Manhattan’s surface and back up to a wastewater treatment plant. Down in the Ground (D.I.G) is a dance and interactive installation created by Liza Wade Green, Will Orzo, Emily Rea and Ligia Teixeira in collaboration with the subterranean workers of NYC: the Local 147 Sandhogs, MTA Engineers, DEP Wastewater workers, and FDNY Explosives Experts.
Since January, my collaborators and I have been uncovering the invisible infrastructure of New York City and developing relationships with workers who spend their lives underground. From the MTA’s new construction projects to Water Tunnel No. 3, NYC extends far below the sidewalk and it’s the people who create and maintain this hidden world that helped us to develop this work which includes a dance performance (featuring many NYC Sandhogs!) and an interactive sound and video installation.

Down In the Ground (D.I.G.) – Saturday, May 19 at 7pm
At the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant Visitors Center, 329 Greenpoint Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
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