Gowanus Voyage


Gowanus Voyage

A public art installation and gallery exhibit
Created by Nathan Kensinger, Laura Chipley,
Sarah Nelson Wright and Brooklyn Atlantis
July 2013 and September 2013 to Spring 2014

Gowanus Voyage was a public art installation created in collaboration with Brooklyn Atlantis and Proteus Gowanus in 2013. This installation presented an interactive boat pond on the Gowanus Canal, a Superfund site located in Brooklyn, New York. Visitors to the installation piloted remote control robots and boats equipped with environmental sensors and cameras, measuring and recording the pollution levels of this waterway. Video, data, photos, and materials created during this event were exhibited in an installation at the Hall Of The Gowanus – a micro-museum at Proteus Gowanus dedicated to the history of the Gowanus Canal.

Gowanus Voyage was created with the support of the Waterfront Alliance and Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club, and in association with the Gowanus Canal Conservancy.





  • All images © Nathan Kensinger 2024