Artist Projects

Peripheral City

Red Dive

Peripheral City is a combined performance-installation and boat tour. Maureen Huskey (formally Brennan) collaborated with several local performance, video, and sound artists to create an episodic, multi-sensory, daytime public art event. Individual works were performed on pontoon boats, under bridges, and against building walls, with visuals projected against trees, earth, and other unexpected surfaces. Peripheral City illuminates the environmental, social, and historical issues surrounding the Gowanus Canal, an industrial waterway that travels through several culturally diverse Brooklyn neighborhoods. The performances were juxtaposed with the narration of boat captain Bill Sheehan, an expert on the species renewal the canal was undergoing.

Project Updates

  • 2003: Peripheral City premieres on the Gowanus Canal with guest performances

  • 2003: Peripheral City tours as part of National Estuaries Day

  • 2005: Walking performance tours of Peripheral City are held at Chase Plaza as part of the River to River Festival in New York

  • Artists

    Red Dive

    Red Dive was founded in 1996 by group of women working independently in theater and dance who sought to radically re-envision how and where performan…


    Ellen Baird

    Ellen Baird is a dancer and choreographer who has performed at the DIA Center for the Arts and the Mulberry Street Theater in New York…


    Maureen Huskey

    Maureen Huskey (formerly Brennan) is an award-winning theater director based in Los Angeles since 2006. Her work reflects a strong commitment to purs…


    Kerry Lowe

    Kerry Lowe joined Red Dive in 2000. Prior to becoming a member, she worked with Red Dive as a performer in both Inhabited–Ghosts …


    Ashley Smith Steele

    Ashley Smith Steele is a dancer, choreographer and performer. She is a former Eric Hawkins Dance Company member and co-founding member of the Wellspr…


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