Basilica Conversation Series: Artists Mary Mattingly and Anita Glesta (Click Here)
For the fifth and final installment of the Basilica Conversation Series, artists Mary Mattingly and Anita Glesta speak about watersheds, cultivating ecological understanding, the role of art in imagining the future and more. Both Mattingly and Glesta have been working at Basilica Hudson during the month of October and there are many intersections between their work. Among other things both have been thinking recently about watersheds and climate—Glesta through her large-scale Watershed video installation that is showing now at the Hudson waterfront and Mattingly through her Year of Public Water project and also through her Ecotopian Library project, which she is working on while an artist-in-residence at Basilica. The conversation was facilitated by artist Edward Morris of Sayler/Morris, The Canary Project and most recently Toolshed, a key partner with BASILICA GREEN. Toolshed and Basilica are collaborating with Mattingly on a Hudson version of the Ecotopian Library.