Sunday, September 7, 2014

DOEprojekts at Catwalk Institute Art Residency

DOEprojekts "Wetware/Wetwear" at Catwalk Institute, Catskill, NY
DOEprojekts -- Deborah Adams Doering + Glenn N. Doering -- are invited by the Catwalk Institute to develop a participatory art action for the Sept 13, 2014 event "Reflecting on OLANA."
Doerings have chosen to work with an invasive Hudson River species, the Eurasian Water Chestnut. They are creating a mantle for visitors to put on. The mantle will resemble a life jacket and will incorporate over 2000 individual Eurasian Water Chestnuts that they have polished and joined together, after collecting them from the Hudson River bank.
The title of the work "Wetware/Wetware" reflects DOEprojekt's ongoing interest and research related to cultural Coreforms and Keywords.
"WetWARE" is a media term used to describe the elements equivalent to hardware and software found in a person, namely the central nervous system and the human mind. 
"WetWEAR" describes wearable items, such as life preservers and life jackets, that are worn in or near bodies of water.
Visitors to the Catwalk Institute will be invited to put on "Wetware/Wetwear" and become part of the Catwalk Institute landscape in both body and mind.
More information about DOEprojekts' past work may be found at