She Writes Video Moment #8: Divine Water
Written by
Kathleen Sweeney
November 2011
Written by
Kathleen Sweeney
November 2011

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City has produced an incredible exhibition (through March 2012) called Water Matters: Why We Need to Act Now to Save our Most Critical Resource. It begins with the premise “Our bodies are molded rivers.” Talk about core concept poetics...

The opportunities for writers in this setting is highly fluid, to say the least. Featuring multimedia artworks and paintings by Jenny Holzer, Kiki Smith, Chrysanne Stathacos, and many others, the installations blend with the architecture of this neo-gothic cathedral to map a connection between the permanent religious artworks and the spiritual essence of water, a resource we often spill. The exhibition provides a contemplative space to reflect on the way water ripples, eddies and flows.

Here's a video sketch of my travels through the chapels and alcoves in search of H2O....  


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  • Kathleen Sweeney

    Luckily the show will be up through you live in New York? Hopefully yes!

  • Maureen E. Doallas

    Thank you for this. I'd love to see the exhibition.