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The Arts of Logistics
The Arts of Logistics conference brings together scholars, activists, and artists from across the humanities and social sciences to interrogate how social movements and the arts respond to a world remade by logistics.
Transport Medium (2000) exhibition focused around the movements of a shipping container turned into a digital clock
Extrastatecraft: The Power of Infrastructure Space (2014), a book about the intricacies of political power in our globalizing world
Ninety Percent of Everything (2013), a book about the shipping industry and Rose George’s experience of traveling on a container ship
Boggsville Boatel (2011) was a floating hotel and performance space originally part of the Sea Worthy Exhibition curated by Flux Factory in Jamaica Bay Queens. The installation hosted more than 5000 people over three months and utilized 6 boats and a floating platform stage. The Boatel held nightly lectures, movie screenings, and storytelling by nautical enthusiasts, as well as a meeting with the city planners.
Peter Hutton was an American filmmaker who spent many years of his youth at sea in the US Merchant Marine. His celebrated films, widely acclaimed for their luminous integrity, blurred the divide between still photography and cinema. (BOMB Magazine)
Mierle Laderman Ukeles
Mierle Laderman Ukeles has been the artist-in-residence for the NYC Department of Sanitation for the past 30+ years. During this time she has orchestrated a series of seven grand-scale collaborative performances that took place between 1983 and 2012 in New York, Pittsburgh, Givors, Rotterdam, and Tokamachi.
The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger (2006), a book about how the intermodal shipping container changed the global economy
The Tide and Current Taxi is a rowboat taxi, made and operated by the artist Marie Lorenz. In July and August of 2016, the Taxi is navigating the Erie Canal from Buffalo to New York City.