Gallery: The Newtown Creek Armada Launches Radio-Controlled Boats Down ...

A Superfund site is not the first place one would think of to host an art installation. Yet, that is exactly where Nathan Kensinger, Laura Chipley, and Sarah Nelson Wright are staging their interactive piece, “The Newtown Creek Armada“.  Located along the border of Brooklyn and Queens in New York City, Newtown Creek’s water is some of the most polluted in the United States, appearing more as a mass of oily sludge than a clear liquid.  Throughout the month of September, the artists will deploy nine remote-controlled boats with GoPro cameras on board, inviting the public to drive them down the stretch of muck in an effort to raise awareness and encourage restoration.

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