Remco Torenbosch’s most recent works examine global infrastructure as a medium of polity, and the history of private companies that manage essential resources such as water, housing and electricity, questioning the notion of ownership and accessibility. In 2018, Torenbosch initiated the ongoing collaborative project ’74 Wall St.' which deals with the politics of real-estate, its allied history of capital, and its potential role within remembrance. ’74 Wall St.’ is a proposal for a new memorial destination on 74 Wall Street, New York, the site of the former slave market during Dutch colonization in the seventeenth century; a location within the Financial District of Manhattan that is historically recognized but barely memorized. Instead of a memorial placard or sculpture this project proposes to use the materiality of the current building on 74 Wall Street as an object of commemoration.
During his six months residency period at ZK/U, Torenbosch will continue to work collaboratively, with several writers and historians, on the ’74 Wall St.’ project. Among this project, Torenbosch also will initiate new projects throughout the course of the year.