Photos by Stephanie Orentas, Angela Jimenez, and Syd London.
Writing On It is a series of interactive events designed to engage Governor’s Island, a unique and historic city location. Over four weekends in June, invited artists and writers facilitate sessions in which interested members of the public are encouraged to write all over the interior of an out-of-use house on Governors Island. Under the direction of Alexandra Chasin, New School faculty member, the project takes place in #8A Nolan Park, an early 20th-Century house that served as senior officer housing when Governors Island was a military base. In a materialist twist on contemporary conceptual practice, Writing On It All enacts the physical as well as social nature of writing.