Swoon has a new installation coming up that will take her work to the sea, or at least the Hudson River. Swimming Cities of Switchback Sea "is a flotilla of seven intricately hand crafted vessels that will navigate the stretch of the Hudson River between Troy and the New York harbor this August 15th - September 7th." The vessels are powered with alternative energy sources and will be making stops in towns along the way; those aboard will be bringing live performances to the sea and shore alike, courtesy of playwright Lisa D’Amour, the band Dark Dark Dark and circus composer Sxip Shirey. Their ultimate destination is Long Island City, where Swoon will have created an "invented landscape" at the Deitch Projects space along the East River. This is all somewhat similar to the Miss Rockaway Armada, which Swoon has been a part of in the past; last year Tod Seelie discussed the Armada experience, which takes place along the mighty Mississippi.
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