Site-responsive installations and writing by artist Kate Newby, curator Tim Saltarelli and writers Jennifer Kabat and Anna Moschovakis
To Pill Town: A Beginning (Version 1)
Once called Waterville, Hobart NY (pop. 441) is now a mill town without a mill. Its most visible businesses are a string of used bookstores and the Mallinckrodt (former Covidien, former Tyco) pharmaceutical factory, where oxycodone and other opiate drugs are manufactured. Moschovakis’ walk weaves together recurring elements from her associative research into the town’s identity – books, drugs, water, fire, jobs, railways, naming, real estate, and the chance operations of history – raising altogether more questions than it answers.
The Rainmakers' Flood
Jennifer Kabat’s walk explores the nature of rain and snow and ice, Johannes Kepler, war, water, the watershed and weather modification (the first largescale experiment with it took place here in 1950 with snow in April and floods at Thanksgiving).