Current & Past Artists
Dec 2021 – Current
Jessica Chappe will focus her oral history project on documenting and interviewing Hudson, NY residents who can speak to the waterfront’s history and the impacts of the current climate crisis.
July 2021 – Current
Toolshed has launched Toolshed Exchange: a tool lending library that provides Hudson-area residents access to tools and training, promoting a culture of collective stewardship and empowering neighbors to build and maintain more resilient and equitable communities.
Ellie Irons: “Feral Plant Flows“
Dec – Jan 2021
Interdisciplinary artist and educator Ellie Irons will explore how the plants around Basilica Hudson are connected to the larger watershed/bioregion and its peoples, from Troy down to New York Harbor along the Hudson, through seed collecting, data collecting and mapping.
“Home Grown” & MELODIUS THUNK
Aug – Oct 2021
Local artist Reginald Madison has worked in our Back Gallery space exploring several multi media projects, including paintings, sculptures and music.
A project ofPratt Institute’s Inclusive Ecologies centered on the distinctive pawpaw tree. Fruiting bodies is a chance for us to collectively imagine a city structured around participatory rituals of cultivation and care, to relish the messiness of fruit, and fruiting bodies more broadly, including our own. Basilica is the host of the first South Bay pawpaw patch, sharing a picturesque cluster with a Thorny Locust and Box Elder maple, providing shade company and a buffer from the train passing just behind.
GODFREY NELSON AND LORRAINE NELSON WOLF (VIVORS)
After a one-year delay due to the Covid pandemic, Vivors will be in residence at the Basilica Hudson for the month of June 2021. They will film vignettes and songs out of the Vivors’ own personal lives. After a month of shooting and editing they will present a virtual performance at a later date (to be announced). Most of the Vivors cast, creative team, and crew are based in the Hudson Valley.
KAMAU AMU PATTON
EIGHT PILLARS : A SERPENT COILED ALONG A BROKEN LINE
May – June 2021
During his time in residence, Patton will continue his research on the poetics of landscape and engage directly with the aspiring Toolshed Garden at Basilica. Patton will develop a composition which uses the landscape as material and inspiration for a new sound work to be premiered at the site.
SEVEN SISTERS/TAKE CARE OF THE PAIN
Feb – April 2021
deVries created a 12-foot neon sculpture displayed on Basilica’s roof and North Hall. The piece called for healing and “tending to where it hurts.” The residency culminated in a community walk and meditation.