Glass House Presents: Watershed Moment
Jorge Otero-Pailos speaks about Watershed Moment, a multi-disciplinary art installation at Lyndhurst that involves the interplay of monumental cast-latex curtains, changing lights and the sound of six different New York State bodies of water.
Jorge Otero-Pailos is a New York-based artist and preservationist best known for making monumental casts of historically charged buildings. His site-specific series, The Ethics of Dust, is an ongoing, decade-long investigation resulting from cleaning dust and the residue of pollution from monuments such as the Doge’s Palace in Venice; Westminster Hall in the Houses of Parliament, London; the U.S. Old Mint in San Francisco; and Trajan’s Column at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London. He is Director and Professor of Historic Preservation at the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture in New York.
Glass House Presents is an ongoing series of talks, performances, and other live events that extend the site’s historic role as a gathering place for artists, architects, and other creative minds. This talk is supported in part by Connecticut Humanities and the New Canaan Community Foundation.