WETLAND (Mary Mattingly): Fringe Review 78

Excerpted from a post on Philly “Art” Blog.

Imagine a near future when rivers and oceans begin to rise, when urbanites must embrace water as part of life. Conceptualized and built by Brooklyn-based installation artist Mary Mattingly, WetLand is an otherworldly houseboat moored on the Delaware River that’s part interactive public art installation, part urban farm and dwelling place.

Clay and Tara visit WetlLand

Clay and Tara visit WetlLand.

For this installment, we wanted to try something different. Since the WETLAND exhibit is a free ‘installation’ piece, we visited, filmed, spoke, and voila:a VIDEO blog—our first. Obviously, a verbal, spontaneous video commentary will be less polished than a written piece, but we wanted to get something out there for WETLAND, so a video blog seemed like the right answer. We hope you have a reasonably decent experience via this non-literate art review. [Independence Seaport Museum Pier, 211 South Columbus Boulevard] August 15-September 21, 2014; fringearts.com/wetland.

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Tara and Clay enjoy art of all forms; Philly "Art" Blog" is their effort at blogging up the Philadelphia art scene. As a romantically-entangled pair of art lovers, they share many opinions about many forms of art. However, as with all great couplings, thye don’t agree on everything, Their differing views may be interesting to the reader. Visit phillyartblog.wordpress.com for all their reviews and thoughts.