Marie Lorenz: Flow Pool

MARCH 12 – MAY 7, 2016

Due to the process-based nature of the Session program, Marie Lorenz: Flow Pool will undergo constant modifications; the features of this page provide accruing information on the project’s developments.


An Evening with Alan Blumberg, Oceanographer: April 7, 6-8pm

An Evening with ‘Underwater New York’: April 21, 6-8pm

Sound Experiments by Rachel Golub: April 30, 5-7pm

Sound Experiments by Brian Chippendale: May 5, 6-8pm

Pool Parties: Saturdays in April, 12-6pm


About Flow Pool

On March 12th, Marie Lorenz will begin work on Flow Pool, a two-month long project that proposes the titular structure as a site for investigating questions ranging from the practical to the poetic.

Lorenz will begin by building a hydrodynamics test tank inspired by the Oblique Sea Basin at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ. While this type of tank generally tests floating structures and movement around marine vessels such as ships, submarines, and robotic deep-sea vehicles, Lorenz’s pool will facilitate exploration of topics including fictional space, the staging of bodies of water in motion pictures, and the possibilities of a submerged New York City.

After construction is complete, Lorenz will invite scientists, writers, musicians, and other practitioners to conduct experiments in the tank or host events around the flow pool. On Saturdays in April, Lorenz will host Pool Parties— drop-in events where visitors are invited to bring in materials and ideas to test in the tank. Guided by the artist’s interest in floating as a transformative experience, the activities and possibilities associated with the structure will evolve and take shape over the course of the Session.

Open to the public Tuesday – Saturday, 12-6pm; Thursday, 2-8pm


About the Artist

Marie Lorenz was born in Twentynine Palms, California. Lorenz received a B.F.A. from Rhode Island School of Design and an M.F.A. from Yale. She has received grants from Artists Space, the Harpo Foundation, and the Alice Kimball English Travel Fellowship. In 2008 she was awarded the Joseph H. Hazen Rome Prize for the American Academy in Rome. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally, from High Desert Test Sites in Joshua Tree, California, to MoMA PS1, in New York, New York. She has completed solo projects at Ikon Gallery in Birmingham, England; Artpace in San Antonio, Texas; and at Jack Hanley Gallery in New York, New York. Her ongoing project ‘The Tide and Current Taxi’ is an exploration of the coastline in New York City.



This program is supported, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. This project is also supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Art Works.