The Newtown Creek Armada is a collaboration between three artists – Laura Chipley, Nathan Kensinger and Sarah Nelson Wright – whose individual work creatively investigates industry, ecology and change in urban spaces.
uses video, sculpture and public interventions to scratch away at the surface of the ordinary and investigate the fantastical, spiritual and subversive qualities of everyday objects, places and human interactions. She is the creator of Deep Black Sea, an experimental documentary series that chronicles the aftermath of oil spills around the world. Her installations, sculptures and videos have been exhibited in festivals and galleries across the country. She is an Assistant Professor of Media and Communication at SUNY College at Old Westbury.
is a filmmaker, photographer and curator. His work explores hidden urban landscapes, off-limits structures, and other liminal spaces. His photographs have been exhibited at the Museum of the City of New York, the Brooklyn Museum, the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts, and in numerous galleries. His films have screened widely at film festivals, including Slamdance, Black Maria, Rooftop Films, SF IndieFest, and the Boston Underground.
Sarah Nelson Wright
is an interdisciplinary media artist whose work investigates changing cities and seeks opportunities for public dialog and participation. Wright’s previous projects include Locations & Dislocation, a project chronicling displacement in the urban environment, and Brooklyn Makes, a site-specific video installation documenting manufacturing in North Brooklyn. Her work has been exhibited internationally in galleries and festivals, including the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (New York), Mostra de Artes (Sao Paulo, Brazil), ACVic Center for Contemporary Arts (Vic, Spain), UnionDocs (NY), Conflux Festival (NY), Dumbo Arts Festival (NY) and Proteus Gowanus (NY). She is an Assistant Professor of Digital Media at Marymount Manhattan College.