This summer, New York-based non-profit BOFFO created an artist residency, summer camp, performance art venue, and beach party all in one. BOFFO has been producing projects for the past few years at the intersection of art, design, and architecture. Directors Faris Al-Shathir and Gregory Sparks tapped curator Cay Sophie Rabinowitz and real estate developer and broker Michael Bolla to create this art summer camp in The Pines, the gay hamlet of Fire Island. Artists took up residence over the summer to create free public programing.
Ryan McNamara screened a film series on the formation of sexuality. Fashion photographer Marcelo Krasilcic taught cooking classes focusing on Quinoa. Schandra Singh painted locals with their dogs, then asked kids to paint over the drawings. Steven Ladd’s Scrollathon invited children and adults to transform discarded materials into original works of art. Matthias Hollwich of architecture firm HWKN, which brought Wendy to PS1, gave a series of architecture lectures. K8 Hardy collected jockstraps from the community to create a dress. The projects continues through the middle of September.