On March 12th, Marie Lorenz will begin work on Flow Pool, a two-month long project that proposes the titular structure as a site for investigating questions ranging from the practical to the poetic.
Lorenz will begin by building a hydrodynamics test tank inspired by the Oblique Sea Basin at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ. While this type of tank generally tests floating structures and movement around marine vessels such as ships, submarines, and robotic deep-sea vehicles, Lorenz’s pool will facilitate exploration of topics including fictional space, the staging of bodies of water in motion pictures, and the possibilities of a submerged New York City.
After construction is complete, Lorenz will invite scientists, writers, musicians, and other practitioners to conduct experiments in the tank or host events around the flow pool. On Saturdays in April, Lorenz will host Pool Parties— drop-in events where visitors are invited to bring in materials and ideas to test in the tank. Guided by the artist’s interest in floating as a transformative experience, the activities and possibilities associated with the structure will evolve and take shape over the course of the Session.
November 11, 2023–January 25, 2024
Marcela Torres and Assembly
September 14–November 10, 2023
KING COBRA and Hue Hallums