This August, a group of fourteen Teen Reviewers and Critics (TRaC) and their intrepid instructor, Brian McCormick, ventured out into New York City to take in some culture. After exploring two exhibitions/installations on Tuesday, and speaking to representatives from each, everyone wrote reviews. They then reconvened the following Thursday for a discussion and workshop. Their work is published here in the first of a two-part series featuring writing from Summer TRaC!
“Surface Tension: The Future of Water” a traveling exhibition developed by Science Gallery at Trinity College Dublin was on display at Eyebeam Art + Technology Center from May 31- August 11. Check out the excerpts and full reviews below….
“With an underwater microphone and an amplifier, artist Katie Paterson gave people world-wide a chance to call nature which, as it turns out, is much grungier-sounding than its distant American cousins: the running faucet and the water fountain.” - Olga Lebedeva
“If poverty and politics are at the heart of the water crisis, then this exhibition about the future of water did not have much information about why they are or how to solve those problems.” - Harry Katz
“Science-inspired artwork and design is what Surface Tension is all about. This amazing show is an excellent way to educate and reveal fantastic artwork to the public; this is only a small preview of what can be seen there.” - Isabel Ng
“Coverage. Download. Breaking. These are ordinary words that you will find all over the news. But when they are individually and massively spelled out in water, each getting a few seconds to captivate the audience before they vanish as a waterfall and are then replaced by another word, they are something else entirely: art.” - Dawn Rafal
“The exhibit was very hands-on…visitors were able to experience what it would be like if every time you needed water you had to pump it from the ground.” - Analise Rode