Permanence: Part One
A site specific photography installation
Permanence: Part One was a photography installation inside the S.W. Bowne Grain Storehouse, an abandoned warehouse that was built on Brooklyn’s Gowanus Canal in 1886. Each photograph documented a historic industrial landmark on Brooklyn’s waterfront that was demolished during the past decade. These photographs were left exposed to the elements, to fade, crumble and be destroyed along with the building. In 2018, the owners of the Bowne warehouse were in the process of illegally demolishing the building when it was burned by arsonists. In 2019, the gutted building was completely demolished.