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   The OysterCraft Project by Marina Zurkow  

Donate to TOSS through The OysterCraft Project

Welcome to the digital oyster reef!

This reef is composed of oysters (“The Dorises”) that were minted as NFTs on Feral File. The purpose of the reef is to connect people to real-world oyster projects in the spirit of experimental philanthropy, raising money for conservation and awareness initiatives through these sales.

Why oysters? According to NOAA (the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration), “Oysters are a crucial component of global ocean health. These animals filter and clean the surrounding water and provide habitat, food, and jobs. In some places, oyster reefs can serve as barriers to storms and tides, preventing erosion and protecting productive estuary waters.” In this time of extreme climate chaos, supporting oyster reefs (not just because they’re delicious) is more important than ever.

Mint an oyster / Become part of the reef / Vote on donating to real-world oyster projects.

 TOSS @ Tide Taxi 2022 


photos by Marie Lorenz


photo by Marie Lorenz

This fall (2022) Marie Lorenz, creator of Tide Taxi, and I went on an adventure in, you guessed it, her Tide Taxi! 


With Marie's help I conducted a dawn listening session at the Billion Oyster Project's Bushwick site, and gathered more research material for my project with Stephanie Rothenberg, “Tending Ostreidae: Serenades for Settling”.


Check out Marie's post on her blog Tide and Current Taxi.

Tending Ostreidae: Serenades for Settling 

A collaboration between visual artist Stephanie Rothenberg and sound artist Suzanne Thorpe, Tending Ostreidae: Serenades for Settling is a speculative operetta focused on the listening body of the heroic oyster. With the support of a Harvestworks Residency 2022 and the Billion Oyster Project, work on this project will be exhibited at Governor's Island, NY, NY. 

See more details about this project here.



Views from the Watershed  is a podcast tour about the past, present, and future of NYC’s water supply in the Catskills region. It tells the story of the complicated relationship between the Catskills and New York City that is forged by water infrastructure. It will lead you to resonant places in the watershed where its stories can be told, through firsthand, intimate perspectives from local people on what it means to be a part of the water system. Conceived by counter-cartographer Lize Mogel featuring sound design by Suzanne Thorpe.

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