Thanks to Ledia Carroll of the Land Arts listserv, who sent this heads up about two water and boat projects in India and New York.
VRINDAVAN, INDIA. Working with the local N.G.O. Friends of Vrindavan and hosted by Sri Caitanya Prema Samsthana, Anne Percoco created a mobile public sculpture which brings to life a local myth and draws attention to the severely
Those About to Die Salute You, a battle on water wielded with baguette swords and watermelon cannon balls by New York’s art dignitaries, will take place on Thursday, August 13, 2009 at 6 pm in a flooded World’s Fair-era reflecting pool in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, just outside of the Queens Museum of Art. Various types of vessels have been designed and constructed by artist provocateur Duke Riley and his collaborators: the galleons, some made of reeds harvested in the park, will be used to stage a citywide battle of the art museums in which representatives from the Queens Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum, Bronx Museum of the Arts, and El Museo del Barrio will battle before a toga-clad crowd of frenzied onlookers.
More images of the battle here