From Brooklyn Museum
Swoon: Submerged Motherlandsopens tomorrow, Friday, April 11. The installation centers on an approximately 60-foot-tall monumental sculptural tree, which rises into the rotunda's dome, with a constructed environment at its base. This constructed environment features Swoon's signature figurative prints and drawings, and cut-paper foliage.
The installation includes the rafts that Swoon created and sailed on the Grand Canal uninvited during the 2009 Venice Biennale. In this performance project, Swimming Cities of Serenissima, Swoon and a crew of thirty sailed from Slovenia to Venice on rafts made primarily of New York City garbage, collecting scrapped material in Slovenia, and artifacts and curiosities along their journey.