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Anita G
Red Hook Library
(Red Hook)
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the project

WATERSHED Red Hook, an immersive video projection of fish by internationally recognized Brooklyn artist Anita Glesta, will be projected on the entire sidewalk that spans the Red Hook Public Library from October 26th through October 29th, 2017 ​in commemoration of the Fifth Anniversary of Hurricane Sandy.

WATERSHED is a large scale public art project that has moved around the world. It is a projection onto a highly visible site and its mission is to catalyze conversation about climate change and infrastructure issues that are critical to areas like Red Hook, a Watershed area and to environmental issues such as climate change, flooding and, brownfields. In collaboration with The Fifth Avenue Committee’s “Turning the Tide Environmental Justice Initiative” which is a community based collaboration for NYCHA residents who live in the Gowanus and Red Hook Houses.  This project will be educational and will raise community awareness regarding climate change realities we face in our watershed, waterfront, mixed use community that we all love. Through this collaboration we envision community adaptations in in NYCHA communities in regards to resiliency and sustainability. 

This project unifies the Public Housing community to the entire community by offering a way to unify conversation and actions around sea level rise and climate change through this healing art video to be showcased in a very public place with highly color saturated fish that moving in a circular motion, like the cycles of our planet.

The gathering of the community and its stakeholders to watch the video the first night will also invite a roundtable discussion with Red Hook Local Leaders and The Turning the Tide Environmental Justice group, local political leaders, scientists, community activists, local leaders in the Environmental Justice and, urban planners to offer a platform of discussion about how to protect the neighborhood from further destruction. The platform will allow the salient questions to be answered by those participating at the table.


the steps

1. Complete crowdfunding.

2. Set up installation.

3. Host opening remarks, Oct 26, 6-9pm Red Hook Park

4. Host roundtable discussion, Oct 28, Red Hook Library Round Table Discussion 1:30-4:30

why we're doing it

The waterfront perimeter of Red Hook is an artistic community that happens to be a mix of industrial waterfront, manufacturing and residential homes. The second oldest, largest public housing community also makes up the community. We want to be a catalyst for climate and sea-level rise awareness and we want to be a model for other waterfront communities with regard to the intersectionality of climate, economics, resiliency and, the healing properties of effective public art. 


Disbursed Budget:

RAISED = $1,910.00
less ioby Platform Fee  $35.00
less ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $54.61
Remainder of payment to ADV technology for the cost of an extra night 
Updated Budget: Some donations were given offline. Thank you so much! 
Portion of AV Technologies Rental of four projectors: $2500

SUBTOTAL = 2,500
ioby Platform Fee  $35
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $125
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $75
Updated Budget
Portion of AV Technologies Rental of four projectors and generators for four nights: $11,500.00
Artist initial deposit: $2500.00
Food for round table for lunch and snacks: $500.00
Rental of generator for one night for speakers microphones at event: $200.00
Printed flyers: $300.00
Subtotal = $15,000
ioby Platform Fee=$35
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)=$450
Total to raise =$15,485
Original Budget
AV Technologies Rental of four projectors and generators for four nights: $21,000.00
Artist initial deposit: $2500.00
Food for round table for lunch and snacks: $500.00
Rental of generator for one night for speakers microphones at event: $200.00
Printed flyers: $300.00
Subtotal = 24,500
ioby Platform Fee $35
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $735
Total to raise = $25,270



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