the Sixth Borough

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the Sixth Borough

10 South Street
Battery Maritime Building, Slip 7
New York , NY 10004
June 5th, 2010 - October 10th, 2010

Other (outside main areas)
Fridays: 11-4 pm, Saturdays and Sundays: 12-6 pm
site-specific photography, mixed-media, installation, performance, conceptual, sculpture


No Longer Empty is delighted to participate in the Governors Island Summer Festival which opens to the public on June 5 - October 10, 2010, with a multi location public art exhibition, a film serie, children workshop and more events to follow. To learn more about the exhibition's theme, please email

The Exhibition: The Sixth Borough

The Sixth Borough, cuarted by Manon Slome and Julian Navarro, entails a series of site specific installations,  explores this paradox and the parallel realities of the mainland and the island which exist in spatial proximity but in different states of being.

Visitors feel this sense of dislocation from the moment they step off of the ferry after just a few minutes ride. The selection of artists and artistic interventions in all media, are intended to address this sense of displacement while exploring notions of memory, residual entities of the past and transitions between worlds.

Additional Programming

Clive Murphy's performance in Building 110 on June 18, 19, 20, and 25, 26, 27. Read below

Mary Walling Blackburn's Tutorial in Building 408, 2nd floor every weekend. Please check website to see calendar and the name of the tutor. Tutorials are held from 12-4. The length of the tutorial is a negotiation between the tutor and the tutored.

Trong Nguyen's broadcasting of Bravo TV "Work of Art" is located in Building 408, ground floor.


Film Series: Not a Place, An Outlook

July 16-17-18 | August 13-14-15 | September 10-11-12 | September 17-18-19
From 12 - 5pm, every 30 minutes at the Fort Jay Theater

A schedule of short films titled Not a Place, An Outlook will be curated by Regine Basha will consider No Longer Empty's site-specific curatorial framework. A collection of ten films will be shown in two viewings, each lasting for half an hour. Films in consideration include Julieta Aranda’s FilSix Borough Filmm on Kiribati Island, Javier Tellez’s Caligari and the Sleepwalker. Also films by Jenny Perlin, Steve Roden, Alan Michelson and Erin Shirreff.

The films will reflect on place as a state of mind, temporal dislocations, simultaneity, history running backwards, and slowness. Included in the Sunday program is a rare set of screenings by experimental filmmaker, Luke Fowler, selected by invited guest, Christoph Cox.

Regine Basha is an independent curator based in Brooklyn. See Christoph Cox, Professor of Philosophy, teaches and writes on contemporary European philosophy and contemporary art and music.


Special Programming

Clive Murphy "WHY X WHY"

Murphy has created a large kinetic inflatable sculpture crafted from a multitude of common Home Depot trash bags. This vast lo-tech structure has been created in situ as a specific reaction to the architecture of the Arsenal Building, employing modular geometric forms to invoke drama and pathos through simplicity, scale and motion.

Friday, Saturday & Sunday : June 18, 19, 20, and 25, 26, 27
The Arsenal is Building 110 (right by the  Soisson Dock).

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