Dunkin Island as imagined by Larry M Bogad, One of fifteen islands fabricated by Greg Sholette based on ideas proposed by invited collaborators, Mixed media (paper, sand, plastic, wire, resin), 2012
“Dunkin’ Island is a small island off of Battery Park, with a 100-yard diameter and round bulls-eye target standing at its center. A state-subsidized, comfortable water taxi will deliver those who have committed egregious offenses-for example, bankers and speculators responsible for the most recent financial crisis-to permanent exile on this island. A gigantic catapult that fires soft projectiles will be installed on the roof of the Museum of the American Indian, with open and free access to the public. Tourists and New Yorkers alike can aim and fire at the target on Dunkin‘ Island. The island is rigged with springs so that, when the target is hit, the entire mini-landmass submerges under water, bouncing back up again after the inhabitants have been thoroughly soaked.” - Larry Bogad
Fifteen Islands for Robert Moses is a site-specific art infiltration into the Panorama of the City of New York, which was built for the 1964 World’s Fair by urban planner Robert Moses and is now a centerpiece of the Queens Museum of Art. Artist and theorist Greg Sholette (co-curator of the ACFNY’s current exhibition It’s the Political Economy, Stupid) made and placed new islands about the Panorama’s waterways, where they exist as silent, post-9/11 observers of the City’s past, present, and future.
On view through May 20, 2012