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Drifting Encyclopedia

July 12–September 3, 2010
New York, NY


Drifting Encyclopedia

July 12–September 3, 2010
New York, NY


The Drifting Encyclopedia was an assemblage of American oddities, scientific and historical ephemera, questionable accounts and implausible representations thereof. Part Victorian cabinet of curiosities, part roadside attraction, this immersive art installation housed exhibits that echo the themes of unlikely connections and contemplates the actual, illusory and anomalous nature of love. The Drifting Encyclopedia was created in correspondence to Undercurrents & Exchange, a series of performances in the WFC Winter Garden.





Photography by Ryan Benyi


Program Credits:

Created by Zach Morris in collaboration with Lizzie CarenaTom Pearson, and Kryssy Wright.

Original music created by:
Meiko’s Starlight Orchestra

Additional fabrication by:
Chris Cummings
Dani Garcia
Jesse Green
Barry Weil

Special thanks to:
Liam Barber, Kris Bauman, Ian Corbett, Andrea Dohar, Kat Green, Tara O’Con, James Pearson, Thomas Pearson, Lior Shavherdi, Ben Slotnick


The Drifting Encyclopedia was presented by Arts World Financial Center and the River To River Festival, and made possible, in part, by Materials for the Arts/New York City Department of Cultural Affairs/Department of Sanitation, The Lucky Star Foundation, and by Third Rail Projects with support from individual and institutional donors.

About Arts World Financial Center
Arts World Financial Center is the East Coast’s largest presenter of free, year-round performing and visual arts. A leading showcase for visual and performing arts, the organization makes the artistic process accessible in a free, open and interactive manner to workers, residents and the broader public of cultural consumers.

About River to River Festival
The River To River Festival is presented by a collaboration of Lower Manhattan’s major cultural event producers including the Alliance for Downtown New York, Arts World Financial Center, Battery Park City Authority, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and The Seaport. All partners are firmly committed to using the arts as a tool for economic revitalization and the development of new audiences for the arts.

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