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Due to landscape clean-up post Tropical Storm Isaias, Governors Island’s public hours will be limited today, Wednesday 8/5 to 1:20PM-6PM. Click here for more info.

Due to landscape clean-up post Tropical Storm Isaias, Governors Island’s public hours will be limited today, Wednesday 8/5 to 1:20PM-6PM. Click here for more info.

Imagination of Space, presented by The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is dedicated to the exploration and exhibition of projects in architecture, art, poetry, sound and performance. A series of residencies and exhibitions will feature professional and student artists, architects, poets and writers creating and collaborating on immersive work that celebrates imagination in space, ecology, form, language, light, sound and material.

September 30 through October 27
Curated by Seth Indigo Carnes, _______ Poetics is a popup studio and happening, focused on experiments and research within the practice of contemporary poetics.

During a one month period, artists and poets will develop artwork, poetry, installations, performances, and printed matter. Focal points of this work will revolve around concepts of mindful poetics, sound poetics, visual and cinematic poetry, body poetics, eco poetics, and mutable text.

Featured artists, poets and writers include Seth Indigo Carnes, Simona Blat, Brian Chase, Miriam Parker, Hugo Perez, and more TBA.

Current _______Poetics programming:

Re: Poetics
With regard to poetics, a salon of readings, performance, thoughts, and discussion. Main room. Hosted by _______ Poetics.

A performative room of patchwork poetics, image constellations of the home, the tent, the boat, the voyage, the falling and flying body. By Miriam Parker.

Mindful Poetics
A room dedicated to channeling and integrating the emotional mind and body through creative practice. Current feature: Black Hole Meditations/Aggregations by Kip Miller and Katie Willlingham.

Not Not the End (of the World)
Poetic experiences concerned with how the double negative can inform our thinking on the end of the world. Projects include: Black Hole Meditations/Aggregations, Not Not a Field Guide to _______ Poetics, and Not Not Name Tags. By Kip Miller and Katie Willingham.

Something New
A series of Riso prints and chapbook by Seth Indigo Carnes.

A poetic apothecary, by spontaneous appointment only. By Simona Blat and Seth Carnes.

The Warmest Zeroes
A cinematic poem and installation exploring intricacies of the South Asian diasporic experience within the matrix of femininity, cultural inheritance, and an emerging consciousness straddling dual experiences. By Khaula Malik and Jai Hamid Bashir.

Flux Poetics
An ongoing creation of poetics, using the Poetics iOS app. At a given time, the projection shows the last ten poetics created and uploaded into the flux. By Seth Indigo Carnes.

A Few Hundred Yards Off
LIminal explorations of the gap between text and image, drawing from historical texts about Governor’s Island, and re-contextualizing them with idiosyncratic imagery. By Charlie Stein.

Patterns of emotional tone and attitude for the practice of mindful poetics. Current playlists by Brian Chase and _______ Poetics.

Battle of Mind and Spirit
A selection of word and image works on paper and fabric, pairing text intuitions and visual intent. By Patrick Meagher.

Cooper Union Student Work
From a seminar taught by Ceren Bingol and guest lecturers Seth Carnes and Simona Blat, 10 Cooper Union architecture students explore the intersection of poetics and architecture.

Phenomenology of Space
June 1 through October 31
Phenomenology of Space, curated by Ceren Bingol, explores a multi-disciplinary discourse between professional and student creatives, and the public, across four months of programming.

As part of an advanced concepts seminar taught by Ceren Bingol, 10 architecture students, Juan Cardona, Claudia D’Auria, Yoonsang Jo, Jisoo Kim, Jihoon Park, Karim Sabry, Jeremy Son, Maren Speyer, Tracy Tan and Brandy Vazquez, explored the intersection of poetics and architecture through a series of full scale installations and moveable objects inside the house. The projects reimagine and activate the physical, constructed space and perceived emotional or metaphorical space. Seth Carnes and Simona Blat were guest lecturers to the class.

Furthering the collaborative discourse and artistic production, a series of residencies and exhibitions featuring artists Rebecca Ripple, Ashley Ferlito and Mauricio Higuera, designer Sunny Kim, poet Anna McDonald and architectural critic and film producer Nina Rappaport create spatial and three-dimensional works that explore a range of poetic responses to the society, culture, ecology, light, shape and materiality of the architecture, urbanism, nature and habitants of Governors Island as well as of New York City and beyond.

Getting to
3 Minutes from Soissons Landing 7 Minutes from Yankee Pier
1 Minutes from Soissons Landing 5 Minutes from Yankee Pier
Saturday 11:00 am — 5:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am — 5:00 pm