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Moving the Water(s): Ashokan Fugues and Wyoming River Fugues at CUE Art Foundation in NYC 2014

Moving the Water(s): Wyoming River Fugues (2012) and Ashokan Fugues 2014 from Margaret Cogswell on Vimeo.

River Fugues: Moving the Water(s) was a solo exhibition at the CUE Art Foundation in New York City, April 26 – May 31, 2014 comprised of two mixed-media installations, Wyoming River Fugues (2012) and Ashokan Fugues (2014), along with works on paper.

Moving the Water(s): Ashokan Fugues is a new project addressing the New York City water supply and its relationship to the Catskill Watershed. It is an elegy to the people of the Catskills who lost their land and homes through eminent domain for the building of the Ashokan Reservoir which supplies 90% of the drinking water for New York City through its aqueduct system. Using the musical structure of a fugue, the video is “composed” for a trio of videos for two water towers and one surveyor’s transit.