Talks by Governors Island Residents

Talks by Shandaken: Governors Island Residents
With Candystore, Marie Lorenz, and Tourmaline

Presented with the Trust for Governors Island

June 7, 2019

Pershing Hall, Governors Island

Take advantage of Governors Island's late-night summer ferries to hear presentations by current residents Candystore, Marie Lorenz, and Tourmaline. These three cultural practitioners have been in residence on Governors Island since October 2018, and will speak about their individual practices and their experience of working in the rich context of this historic island. This event is free and open to the public.

Presented with The Trust for Governors Island.

Candystore is a non-binary, multidisciplinary artist, poet, and performer from San Jose, CA. Shimher latest writing project, titled CRAY CRAY OO LA LA, is a series of poems each named after a color from a popular North American crayon manufacturer. Candystore’s writing and art have been published in Paper Magazine, Riot of Perfume, Precog, Phile Magazine, RFD, Mesmer, Hand Job Zine, and others.

Marie Lorenz has been exploring and documenting urban waterfronts for many years. In 2005 she started her Tide and Current Taxi, taking participants through New York City using only the tide, in boats that she designs and builds. Her artwork has been shown nationally and internationally, from Red Cat Gallery in Los Angeles, California, to MoMA PS1, in New York City.

Tourmaline (FKA Reina Gossett) is an artist and filmmaker whose work includes Atlantic is a Sea of Bones, The Personal Things, Lost in the Music, and Happy Birthday, Marsha! She is also an editor of TRAP DOOR, an anthology on trans cultural production published by the New Museum & MIT Press. Tourmaline makes film and installed video that highlights the capacity of black queer/trans social life to impact the world while living what is simultaneously an invisible—and hypervisible—existence.