Listening to Dutch Kills
A public art installation
Listening to Dutch Kills is an immersive audio walk that guides participants around the waters of the Dutch Kills, a heavily polluted industrial waterway in Long Island City, Queens. The walk creatively engages with the diverse species and ecologies hidden in this historic marshland, through a series of creative sound pieces, prompts, and narrations by local artists and community stakeholders.
Listening to Dutch Kills is a project of Chance Ecologies, and was curated and produced by Nathan Kensinger, Catherine Grau, and Sarah Nelson Wright, with participating artists including Nate Dorr, Edrex Fontanilla, and Rachel Stevens. This audio installation was commissioned by the SWIM Coalition, as part of their initiative Getting to Zero in Dutch Kills. Details on taking the walk can be seen here.