Séance for Dead Horse Bay
FILE SAO PAULO 2023 | ANIMA+
Electronic Language International Festival
Meredith Drum – Séance for Dead Horse Bay – United States
Is the result of an unbridled mashup of impulses, affinities, and collaborations. First it is a tribute to the non-human ghosts living across New York City’s industrial waterways and specifically references the history of Brooklyn’s Dead Horse Bay. Through the 19th century and into the early 20th, the bay was a dumping ground for bodies from neighboring horse rendering plants that manufactured glue and fertilizer. Second the animation is a tribute to Muybridge’s Animal Locomotion studies.
Meredith Drum is an interdisciplinary artist creating video, animation, installation, augmented reality, and participatory public art. Her projects explore the cultivation of care for others, both humans and non-humans.