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Marie Lorenz (American, b. 1973)
New York-based artist Marie Lorenz has been exploring and documenting New York City’s waterfronts for many years. In 2005, she started her Tide and Current Taxi project, a makeshift rowing boat built from salvaged materials, with which she took people around the New York harbor, visiting remote locations, secret islands and looking at the city from the rare perspective of the water. For Frieze New York 2014, Lorenz extended this project by providing an alternative ferry service around Randall’s Island. By inviting passengers to explore the island’s shore, Lorenz provided an opportunity to witness first hand the permeable nature of the waterfront and its unique combination of natural and artificial landscape.
Photograph by Marco Scozzaro.