Flux Thursday : Artists-In-Resistance

decff_artists-in-resistanceDecember 8th, 7pm – 10pm

Please join us on Thursday, December 8th for our monthly community potluck and art salon.

Bring something delicious to share as we gather activists and movement organizers to discuss how folx in the wider Flux community can support the call for social justice and human rights at the dawn of this political era. We will have limited presentations followed by breakout groups and opportunities for people to sign up to work with NYC area movement groups.

James Andrews of the Nsumi Collective will talk about artists blind spots and ways for artists to engage with radical movements.
Flux resident, Julieta Triangular offers direct cinema

Starry Gordon will help our Fluxer Gil Lopez prepare dinner and present the Food Not Bombs platform

Please RSVP on Facebook

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Flux Factory’s Tenth Annual Auction

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Tickets Now Available for FLUX’S 2016 ART AUCTION
Online bidding is live on Paddle8!!

☁ Joined by our guests of honor, activist artist collective The Guerrilla Girls, and Kickstarter founder and artist Perry Chen.

☁ Featuring artworks from over 50 artists from the Flux community, including luminaries such as Swoon, Duke Riley, Mark Dion, Pablo Helguera, and too many highlights to name!

☁ Enjoy an open bar and canapés courtesy of our generous sponsors Art F City, Coffeed, Fairway Market, Lagunitas, Perrier, and Tomcat Bakery.

☁ Hosted by our benefit co-chairs Sally Szwed of Creative Time, and Liz Dunn, founder Pro4ma.

Sunday December 11 2016
6pm Feminist Fete Hour (details below)
7pm-10pm General Admission
CUNY Hunter MFA Gallery – 205 Hudson St. NYC, 2nd floor

Make 2017 Fluxy by joining in on our biggest event of the year.

2016 has been an year for growth and stability at Flux.  We narrowly negotiated a lease extension through 2021.  We started a community garden with neighborhood partners.  We welcomed new managing director Maya Suess.  We provided affordable space to over 40 artists, who produced just as many public events free and open to the public.  Next year we will continue commission artists to create new works that are socially engaged and make New York a better place for all, while providing key resources to support the careers of emerging artists.

Supporting the Flux auction supports our mission to provide free public events, pay artists to make cutting edge art, and to provide affordable space and opportunities to emerging artists.  Our event is staffed by volunteers, features donated artworks – join our legion of supporters to make Flux possible for another year!

Participating artists include:
Abby Entsminger, Alex Nathanson & Dylan Neely, Amela Parcic, Angela Washko, Ariel Abrahams, Ayana Evans, Bastian Hoffman, Caitlin Foley, Chloe Bass, Chris Bogia, Dan Phiffer, Dana Sherwood, Danny Crump, Daupo, David Barthold, Duke Reilly, Eleanor Schulz, Esperanza Mayobre, Firoz Mahmud, Hadi Nasiri, Haley Hughes, Jade Yumang, Jeff Stark, Jevijoe Vitug, Joe Sinness, Joshua Moton, Kerry Cox, Leah Oates, Lena Hawkins, Laura Murray, Macon Reed, Mark Dion, Martina Mrongovius, Maya Suess, Michelle Levy, Misha Rabinovich, Moira Williams, Niki Pasath, Olesya, Pablo Helguera, Richard Garet, Ro Garrido, Rob Maccinnis, Sarah Dahlinger, Sarah Greenbaum, Serra Victoria Boswell Fels, Sto, Swoon, Tina Kohlman, Tod Seelie, Tommy Nguyen, Ward Shelley,Wieteke Heldens, Wook Seo, Yi Zhou

A Massive thank you to the support of our auction committee, chaired by Sally Szwed and Liz Dunn:
Alexis Goldberg, Benjamin Strauss, Carina Kaufman, Christina Freeman, Helen Ho, Jeff Wald, Jennie Lamensdorf, Jo Lim, Maura Collins, Paul Ramirez Jonas, Roddy Schrock, Sarah Watson

As well as the dedicated leadership of Flux’s Board of Directors and staff:
Caroline Partamian, Jake Pratt, Jason David Brown, Jean Barberis, Julia Clark, Liz Dunn, Maya Suess, Melanie Cohn, Morgan Meis, Nat Roe, Oriana Leckert, Sally Szwed, Sarah Weitlauf, Scott Hirst

Beverages, Food and promotional support are generously provided by our auction sponsors:
Art F City, Bai, Coffeed, Fairway Market, Lagunitas, Perrier, Red Rabbit, Tomcat Bakery

General Admission Tickets $65
– Join us from 7pm-10pm to view and bid on the artworks, enjoy our open bar and canapes
– Tax deduction letter for $35

Early Access Hour $85
– For just an extra $20, join our early access hour for Moira Williams’ Feminist Tincture Hour, a cello performance by Joshua Moton, a White Elephant-style game, extra special canapes from our Flux Iron Chefs, and socializing with Flux’s community.
– Tax deduction letter for $40

Flux Green ticket $250
– Early Access at 6pm for you and a guest
– Gift bag : Original 2017 Moon Calendar print by Lena Hawkins, Our brand new Postcard Zine, Pin by Jonathan Sims Flux tote bag, 20th anniversary catalog, a “knock off” of auction works by Flux
– Year-round acknowledgement of your contribution as a Friend-Of-Flux in online and print materials
– Tax deduction letter for $150

 Flamingo Roller ticket $500
– All of the above perks, plus . . .
– Curator tours for 2017 Major Exhibitions
– Invitations to inside Flux events, such as Cinema Flux on the roof, or Flux Iron Chef
– The satisfaction of having commissioned two new artworks in 2017!
– Tax deduction letter for $350

 

 

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Rethinking Residencies: Publics and Counterpublics at Triangle Arts

Thursday, December 8, 7–9pm
Panel with Courtney Fink, Jonah Groeneboer, and Sarah Workneh
Triangle, 20 Jay Street #317, Brooklyn

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Rethinking Residencies: Publics and Counterpublics reflects on artist residency programs, what communities they serve, and the responsibilities each has to one another in a moment of marked cultural upheaval. This panel discussion with Common Field’s Co-Director Courtney Fink, artist Jonah Groeneboer, and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture’s Co-Director Sarah Workneh focuses on the question: how do artist residency programs define, cultivate, and care for their publics?

Often communities within communities, residencies are responsible to an immediate constituency of artists and alumni but serve much broader publics as well. Who comprises these publics? What counterpublics are embedded within them or positioned alongside them? What new urgencies are coming to light for artistic communities and their publics in response to changes in the political climate, funding landscape, and cultural production more generally? How, as those who organize, support, and participate in residency programs, might we respond? The panel will be followed by a brief reception.

Courtney Fink is an arts organizer and curator based in Los Angeles, CA. She is the co-director and co-founder of Common Field. From 2002–2015 she was the Executive Director of Southern Exposure in San Francisco. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the Seed Fund. She has held positions at California College of the Arts and Capp Street Project in San Francisco. For 23 years, she has been dedicated to supporting artists, and by extension, experimental organizations that are focused on artists.

Jonah Groeneboer is a conceptual interdisciplinary artist. His work has shown at MoMA (2016), Art in General (2016), the Queens Museum (2016), CCS Bard Hessel Museum of Art (2016), MoMA PS1 (2015), Contemporary Art Museum Houston (2015), Platform Centre for Photographic and Digital Arts in Winnipeg (2015), Andrew Edlin Gallery, NY (2013), Shoshawna Wayne Gallery, CA (2010), and Exile, Berlin (2010). Essays and Reviews have appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Art21.com, Mute Magazine, Artforum.com, Temporary Art Review, Art Journal, and in Pink Labour on Golden Streets’ “Appearing Differently: Abstraction’s Transgender and Queer Capacities.” He was a founding board member of the Shandaken Project. Residencies include Ox-Bow School of Art, the Fire Island Artist Residency, and Recess.

Sarah Workneh is a Co-Director of Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture. Prior to her tenure at Skowhegan, she worked at Ox-Bow School of Art and Artists’ Residency from 2002–2010. Sarah has served as a panelist and advisor in a wide variety of conferences and symposia and has served on the organizing committee for the Black Artists Retreat. In addition to running Skowhegan’s core educational program and non-profit, Sarah works directly with Skowhegan alumni to produce and create off-site programs. She was the first guest editor of Art Papers magazine, and has been a contributing writer to Pastelegram, Kaleidoscope, as well as other publications and projects. Sarah serves on the Board of the Colby College Museum of Art and the advisory committee of the Somerset Cultural Planning Commission in Maine. She has B.A.s in Linguistics and Russian from the University of Maryland and has pursued coursework toward her M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies at DePaul University.

Rethinking Residencies is a working group of several New York-based artist residency programs. Initiated in March 2014, its members share knowledge and resources, while cultivating critical thinking and discourse about residencies. Collaborating organizations represent a wide range of models, scales, and approaches and include: EyebeamFire Island Artist ResidencyFlux FactoryInternational Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP)Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC)The Laundromat ProjectQueens MuseumRecessThe Shandaken ProjectSkowhegan School of Painting & SculptureEFA Project Space’s SHIFT Residency, and Triangle.

 

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Flux Greeting Cards Line Inc. – Screen Printing Workshop

Thursday, December 1st 5pm – 8pm
Friday, December 2nd, 5pm – 8pm
FREE

Flux Factory currently occupies the historic Alfred Mainzer Inc. Greeting Card factory in Long Island City. December 1st and 2nd,  we will embody this illustrious past and Flux Greeting Cards Line Inc. will produce its first line of cards featuring original designs by current and past Flux residents. Flux resident Sarah Dahlinger will lead screen printing demos and show participants how to print their very own selection of Flux greeting cards.

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Same not same : video and sound installation by Eva Ursprung

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Video- and Sound installation by Eva Ursprung
Wednesday, Nov. 30th at 7 pm
Since Sharon Zukin’s study on SoHo in the 1960s and 1970s, New York City has been a well-known case of gentrification. The role of artists as “gentrifiers” has since become a popular strategy for developers in (post-)industrial countries all over the world.
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 Long Island City, Queens is still one of the more industrial, and  unattractive neighborhoods in New York City. But like the renowned Kunsthaus in Graz, which is located in the formerly disreputable “Griesviertel” area, one of the most prestigious museums in New York, the MOMA PS1, is located in this post-industrial neighborhood. Among other arts organizations, there is also Flux Factory, a collective, self-organized artist space.

One of the last places to be gentrified in Graz seems to be the “Puchviertel” on the fringe of “Gries,” a zone between prison, graveyard, dump site, power plant, slaughterhouse and the oldest social housing buildings. Eva Ursprung has been exploring this neighborhood since she moved into the area with the self-organized artist group “Schaumbad – Freies Atelierhaus Graz,” transforming about 6.560 square feet of a former factory into studios for about 40 artists, an exhibition space and workshops.

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Compared to New York with its 8,4 million inhabitants, Graz with its 265.000 is very small. But still there are places, that look quite similar. During her stay at Flux Factory, Eva Ursprung is collecting similarities between Graz and the areas surrounding Flux Factory in Queens. In her video- and sound environment, she will highlight the similar/different faces of post- and co-industrial lifeworlds in Graz and Queens.
Supported by the Department of Culture, Europe and Foreign Relations of the Regional Goverment of Styria, and The Arts and Culture Division of the Federal Chancellery of Austria.
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Kai-chun Chiang (江凯群)

Chiang Kai-chun is a photographer and experimental film maker who combines anime and painting in his work.  Based between Taiwan and France the artist explores the relationship between identity and travel. In “The Journal of the Fort Zeelandia” (2014) realized at Le Fresnoy, Chiang tracks his one day journey to the Zeelandia Fort that was built in Taiwan in the 17th century. The result, a dreamlike, operatic and rhythmic experience combineing shots of Taiwanese landscapes, wind turbines, dams and skaters with animation. With “Flavors of the North”, an interactive web page, a flash animation, sound, anime drawing and photography describe the artist’s everyday life as a tourist in the Avesnois region.

Invited to participate in the 2016 Taipei Biennale, Kai-chun Chiang’s films have been screened at the Glasgow International Short Film Festival, Glasgow (UK), 2015 and the International Animation Film Festival, Geneva, 2014.  In France he has shows at FIPA, International Audiovisuel Programmes Festival, Biarritz, 2015; Panorama 16, Le Fresnoy, Studio national des arts contemporains, Tourcoing; Animatou, 2014; C(air)n, Frédéric Moisan galery, Paris, 2014; Jusqu'à plus Faim, photo installation, Neuf galery, Nancy, 2010.

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Macon Reed

Macon Reed works in sculpture, installation, video, radio documentary, and participatory projects to explore notions of belonging, the limits of optimism, and play as ritual transcendence from frameworks of evolving queer and feminist discourses. Her work has shown at venues including PULSE NYC Special Projects, ABC No Rio, The Kitchen and Wayfarer’s Gallery in New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, and the Chicago Cultural CenterMacon completed her MFA at the University of Illinois at Chicago as a University Fellow in 2013 and received her BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2007. Additionally Reed studied Radio Documentary at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies, Physical Theater at the Dah International School in Belgrade, and Art and Social Engagement at The Kitchen’s Sidney Kahn Summer Institute. Most recently Macon was an artist in residence at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.

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Firoz Mahmud

Firoz Mahmud (b. Khulna) was based in Tokyo and now in New York. He was at the Rijksakademie Van Beeldende Kunsten, did MFA from Tama Art University, PhD on Fine Arts from the University of the Arts in Tokyo, Japan. He works on installation, photography, painting and mixed media.

He exhibited in Biennials/Triennials which include Dhaka Art Summit 2016, Setouchi Triennale 2013 (Int`l Art Festival), Aichi Triennial (10), Sharjah Biennale, UAE (09), Cairo Biennale (08), Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial (06 & 09/DAP), Asian Biennale Bangladesh (08, 02, 00). He also EXHIBITED at Office of Contemporary Art (OCA), Oslo, Norway, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo/MOT & Geidai, Fuchu Art Museum, Ota Fine Arts, Mori Art Museum (Center Gallery) , The University Art Museum (Geidai), Hiroshima Museum of Contemporary Art, Aichi Pref. Museum of Art (10) and Ota Fine Arts Tokyo in Japan | |Queens Museum, Hammond Museum, Flushing Town Hall, International Studio and Curatorial program ISPC, Location One and Rochester Contemporary Art Center, New York || Rijksakademie in Amsterdam, Metropolitan-Gallery Mostings & Byggeriets Hus, Frederiksberg, Copenhagen, kunsthaus Tacheles &Kunststueck in Berlin, Royal Overseas League, Concourse RNCM, Manchester and Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland & Asia House (`Step Across This Line`-Contemporary art from Bangladesh, India and Pakistan) in London UK, Rijksakademie Van Beeldende Kunsten, Projectruimte Oost, MediaSchip in Amsterdam || Sovereign Art Foundation, Landmark Atrium in Hong Kong, ShContemporary08, Shanghai Exhibition Center, Asbestos Art Space, Bandung, Sharjah Museum UAE, Changwon Sungsan Art Hall, Korea, Birla Academy, Kolkata, Exhibit320, New Delhi || Dhaka Art Center, National Museum, National Art Gallery Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka Art Summit ( the story of the missing one) and Bengal Gallery in Dhaka.  He is represented at Ota Fine Arts Tokyo & Singapore and Exhibit 320 in New Delhi.

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Declare Queens as a Hate Free Zone

Hi Flux Community,

Please join your fellow Fluxers tomorrow in Jackson Heights, to state our commitment to keeping Queens a Hate Free Zone. The event is being organized by DRUM and cosponsored by many community groups. Flux is happy to be participating at this important moment.

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12 : Cassette Release Party for Ivaylo Gueorgiev & Eric Pitra

Friday November 18th, 7pm
Opening Reception / Cassette Release Party for Ivaylo Gueorgiev & Eric Pitra’s work:
12 (Twelve reactions to silence by twelve gallery attendants working for twelve Gagosian galleries) 2014, cassette – limited edition of 100.
We hope you can join us as we celebrate the addition of a new audio work to the Flux Factory doorbell created by artist, John Roach.

Conceptualized curation and organizational programmatic coordination by Christina Freeman 
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Screening and conversation with Chiang Kai-chun

Thursday, November 17th

7pm Screening of experimental Films by Chiang Kai-chun

In the Flux Factory Gallery

Those Who Cannot – film 2013

I was in Jordan learning to make Byzantine Mosaic. Every day, I took a two-hour bus journey from the capital Amman to the workshop.  The bus was not air-conditioned, and I invariably had to open the window to relieve myself from sweltering. The film starts with the floating cloth designed to offer some shade to the passengers.

The ordinary shade cloth was like Isadora Duncan’s dance costume. Duncan (1878- 1927) was a pioneer of American contemporary dance. Duncan did not invent any new dance move, instead, she appealed for the natural beauty of how we human beings walk, run, jump and wave our hands. She was the first barefoot dancer on the stage. Duncan danced barefoot, flowing in a Hellenistic tunic, while the conservatives walked out in protest. But Duncan danced out freedom. The shade cloth danced with the wind, just like an improvisation of contemporary dance. One time I crossed the border to Jerusalem. The scenery along the highway around the Dead Sea was breathtaking. Travelling in Jordan opened my eyes towards the world. I mingled with the locals, soldiers, the Jews, Syrian refugees, and Palestinians. I found out that in many countries people do not have the freedom to move around. Political turmoils persisted in many places.

I began to appreciate the freedom of exercising the body, artistic expressions, and self-expression of any kind.

The Journal of the Zeelandia Fort – film, 2014

This experimental film is inspired by the official correspondence of the Dutch East India Company in the seventeenth century, archived at the National Archief, King- dom of the Netherlands. This film is presented as a personal travel journal between Middelbourg in the Netherlands, once a harbour of the Dutch East India Company in the seventeenth century, and the Fort Zeelandia in Tainan, Taiwan. The film reflects on the history of Taiwan and the current political context where Taiwan is.

This multimedia film combined hand-drawn animation, 16mm-filming and mobile video recording. Technically, it showcased an evolution of film art. The blue-white-Delft-style animation represents the Eurasia history in the seventeenth century. The film led the audience onto a visual travel to the past.

Machines Textiles – film, 2015

Le Pommier – film, 2015

If you feel alone – film, 2013

Chiang Kai-chun is a photographer and animation director who lives and works between Taiwan and France. Between 2013 and 2015, He was in residence at Le Fresnoy, Studio National des Arts Contemporains, where he produced “The Journal of the Fort Zeelandia ”  with the support of the Hermès Fondation. He discovered experimental film during his study in the School of Arts in Paris-Cergy. His works memorize his identity and traveling experience. Kai- chun Chiang’s films have been screened at International Animation Film Festival in Geneva, International Audiovisuel Programmes Festival in France and International Short Film Festival in Glasgow in the United Kingdom. He is now residency at Flux Factory.

Education
2015 Le Fresnoy, Studio National des arts contemporains, France

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OPEN CALL : The Endless and Mobile Beautiful Collapsible Labyrinth

Application deadline November 15, 2016
Submit to endlesslabyrinth@fluxfactory.org
(for instructions see below)

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What is E.M.B.C.L.???

Curated by Flux Artists-in-Residence Seth Timothy Larson and Abigail EntsmingerThe Endless and Mobile Beautiful Collapsible Labyrinth will be an interactive sculptural installation taking over Flux Factory’s gallery February-March 2017. Selected sculpture, 2-D works, video, sound and performance will inhabit a serpentine maze of moveable track-mounted walls, a kaleidoscopic reimagining of rolling library stacks. This process will damage, activate, expand or alter the artworks, challenging the preciousness of the art object and creating a playful interactivity.  In a fever-dream attempt to rival MoMA and the Louvre, Flux Factory will amass the most exhibition-ready wall space per sq ft on Earth. Visitors will be invited to roll through the “stacks” to discover the works, moving the walls in and out of place. Commissioned artworks can address themes of infinity, illusion, museum architecture, precarity, scale, materiality and destruction. The exhibition will occupy two spaces, the Lobby and the Labyrinth.

Open Call for artworks in the Labyrinth for the Mobile and Collapsible:

We are looking for artworks that respond to the labyrinth architecturally, conceptually or performatively.  The EMBCL is an opportunity for artists working in experimental mediums to present work in an exploratory interactive space. Sculptures might challenge the preciousness of the art object through being destroyed and degraded by pressed-together walls. Video or sound might be activated or altered through motion. Performers might influence the motion of the EMBCL itself. The moving of the walls could reveal “stages” for performers or projected works; performers could also roam through the labyrinth. Artists of all mediums are encouraged to apply.

Open Call for artworks in the Lobby for the Beautiful and Endless:

The Lobby introduces the attendee to the Labyrinth. Riffing on the grandeur of towering museum foyers, the Lobby for the Beautiful and Endless establishes the tone and head space of the entire exhibition. Artworks that play with infinity and sensory overload will prepare the attendee to explore the moving walls and hidden spaces in the next room. Visual works and performances could expand or contract the space of the gallery through elaborate mechanisms or illusions. We are looking for artworks that complement the Labyrinth, but that would not be subjected to its crushing apparatus, so this would be the ideal location for more fragile pieces.  

How to apply:

By November 15, 2016, email endlesslabyrinth@fluxfactory.org with a description of your proposed artwork, and a CV, portfolio or website with information about your past work.  We’re eager to discuss how to best realize a potential project with you, so if in doubt, reach out!

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J Triangular

J Triangular ( Videoartist/Curator/Promoter) From Bogotá – Valparaiso

Everything began when I found an old super8 camera and started to make rituals with the spiritual guidance of Aleister Crowley, caos magick, and a tarot class that I took with Alejandro Jodorowsky. Since our first audiovisual performances and video projections as Celestial Twins (a collective of experimental cinema and avant-garde music platform), my mission as an independent curator has been to create space that reclaims and reflects on the poetic, political and erotic, and to support greater female representation as a dynamic force in the international scene, encouraging subversions to audiovisual language, abstractions and occult art.

Our body of work include alchemy, symbolism, sculptural objects, and poetry that reconfigure the notion of perception. In 2014 I created a festival for gender and experimental art called “Celestial Festival” in Santiago de Chile and Valparaiso, with invited guest Genesis Breyer P Orridge—an activist and pioneer from Psychic tv. Our documentaries and video experimental projects were recently exhibited in Russia and Berlin, in Casa Encendida in Madrid, Barcelona, Tokyo, and recently in the international independent festival of Mar del Plata, Argentina with other videoartists like Takeshi Makino and Rei Hayama. Our collaborations have included projects with Jim Jarmusch, with whom we exhibited at MOMA; the David Lynch Foundation; independent curators; and filmic live concerts and videoclips with Sacred Bones, PPU Records, COH, Xiu-Xiu, Silver Apples, Moon Duo, Mykki Blanco plus many others in different museums across the world.

I am currently shooting my first full-length film: The Dark Night of the Soul, a metaphysical musical of eroticism, Vhs, super8 and 16mm. It presents an aesthetic experience with the application of the Enneagram, the ancient technique delivered by Gurdjieff and the old secret society in Uzbekistan, as well as gestalt techniques to restore the psychic balance. It also incorporates dance, percussion and Afro-Caribbean rituals as part of poetic discourse and cultural resistance.

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Eva Ursprung

lives and works in Graz/ Austria. She studied psychology and linguistics. Since 1986 free lancing artist and curator: installations, performances, art in the public, electronic and social space. Works with video, conceptual photography and sound.

1997 award for visual art of the City of Graz. 1998 artist in residence in Fujino, Japan, 2007 jury-award for “Going Blind”, Associazione Culturale Ateneo delle Idee, Udine  (Broccoli Art Group)

1982-1992 editor and publisher of the feminist culture magazine Eva & Co, founder of the women`s art association. 1993 Kunstverein W.A.S. (Womyn´s Art Support – founder, president). 1997 – 2003 curator for visual arts at Forum Stadtpark. Since 2005 board member of IMA (Institute for Media Archeology, http://ima.or.at). 2008 founding member and president of “Schaumbad – Freies Atelierhaus Graz”,http://schaumbad.mur.at. Since 2015 bass guitar with the all-women punk band “Lonesome Hot Dudes”.

Projects, exhibitions and video screenings in Graz, Vienna, Bonn, Osnabrück, Manchester, Hull, Gdansk, Belgrade, Bucharest, Madrid, Salamanca, Glasgow, London, Los Angeles, St. Petersburg, Jerusalem, Maribor, Ljubljana, Udine, Milan, Nantes, Eindhoven, Bangkok, Singapore … 2009/2010 TO|YS ON TOUR, travelling- art-, research- and trading project on a truck from Graz/Austria to Lagos/Nigeria.

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Eva Ursprung Flux Factory Residency is supported by the Department of Culture, Europe and Foreign Relations and the Regional Goverment of Styria

Janus Høm

Janus Høm (b. 1985), studied at The Royal Danish Art Academy, Akademie für Bildende Künste Wien, and Universität der Künste Berlin. Recent exhibitions include “Ich Habe die Fehle Kode Eingeklopft”, Manifesta,  “Going Public”, TOVES, “Janus Høm”, 1857, Palazzo Peckham, 55. Venice Biennale (2013), “Endless Scroll Deregulated Generation” at IMO, Copenhagen (2012), “Modeling Agency” at 68m2, Copenhagen (2011). Janus Høm has run the galleries Pleasant (2012) and Perfect Present (2013).

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A Precipice, Abandon, A Dotted Line

An installation by Christina Freeman
Performance by Michelle Freeman Anderson (times TBA)

Opening October 1, 2016 1-6pm
Closing October 2, 2016 1-6pm

Performance by Michelle Freeman Anderson and Joshua Moton on the hour from 2-5pm (@2, 3, & 4pm)

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“A Precipice, Abandon, A Dotted Line” presents a labyrinthine video installation, inviting the viewer to experience darkness as a space for embracing the uncertain. Playing with the language of surrealism and concepts of the Baroque, the nonlinear structure asks for both physical and mental wandering.

Christina Freeman is an interdisciplinary artist based in New York City. Her work takes on various forms including photography, video, artists’ books, multimedia installation, collaborative performance, and curatorial projects. She received her MFA in Studio Art from Hunter College, City University of New York in 2012 and her BA in Spanish and Latin American Studies from Haverford College in 2005. Christina is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Fine Arts at Haverford College and teaches in the Department of Art & Art History at Hunter College. She is currently an Artist-in-Residence at Flux Factory.

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CryptoParty at Flux Factory

October 19th, 6pm – 9pm
In the gallery, 39-31 29th street, LIC 11101

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Flux Factory will be hosting the first CryptoParty in Queens this month, featuring a series of informative discussions on privacy, surveillance and some hands-on training with digital privacy and encryption technology. Stop by between 6PM and 9PM and enjoy snacks and skills from a variety of online security practitioners and researchers. If you’ve never been a CryptoParty before, please check out the CryptoParty Guiding Principles.

Please RSVP on Facebook

Photo by Filip Wolak.

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Flux Thursday : The Turn of the Q & The Red Spread

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The Turn of the Q & The Red Spread
October 13, 2016

Potluck Dinner promptly at 8pm
Artist Presentations begin at 9:15pm— Please Bring Red Foods for Entrance —

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Flux Factory is located just north of Queensboro Plaza in Long Island City, Queens. From the roof deck of Flux Factory a person is able to see the turn of the Q train as it passes from Queensboro Plaza Station to 39 Avenue Station. The title for this month’s Flux Thursday is  a  reference to the actual proximity of Flux Factory to a physical turn in the Q train as well as referential to the 1898 classic, ghostly novella by Henry James, “The Turn of the Screw.”

Please join us at Flux Factory for our October Flux Thursday Pot Luck dinner!

The Red Spread refers to a 13 course all red tasting menu that will be a part of the evening.

Please bring red foods to share as the 13 courses will be very small and very limited– first come, first served.

Join us at your own peril and RSVP on Facebook

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Flux Thursday: Column Shifting

November 10, 2016
Potluck Dinner at 7pm
Presentations begin at 8:30pm

FREE!, but please bring something delicious to share

Please join us at Flux Factory for our November Flux Thursday Potluck dinner!

The evening is focused on the issues relating to Flux’s upcoming project Column Shifting, which explores the relationship between financial stability and cultural equity in small art spaces in NYC.

We’re excited to feature the perspectives and expertise of the following presenters:

Steven Englander Visual Arts Programmer at ABC No Rio, a collectively-run center for art, activism, and oppositional culture, will present on ABC No Rio in Exile.

Lynn Lobell, Grants and Resources Director at Queens Council on the Arts, a nonprofit organization that fosters and develops the arts in Queens County, and supports individual artists & arts organizations in presenting their cultural diversity for the benefit of the community.

Gil Lopez an urban farmer, eco-educator, landscape designer/installer and direct action crafter with Smiling Hogshead Ranch, will present on Ranch on Rails & the Cutoff Coalition.

Hatuey Ramos-Fermín, Director of Programs and Community Engagement at The Laundromat Project, an people-powered organization that achieves its mission by bringing socially relevant and socially engaged arts programming to laundromats and other everyday community spaces.

Eva Ursprung, co-founder and president of Schaumbad – Freies Atelierhaus Graz, a self-organized platform of ~40 artists, working together in a former Coca Cola Factor in Graz, Austria.

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The deadline to apply to Column Shifting is November 10th.

Column Shifting is a research and public programming initiative at Flux Factory that will provide funded housing for 2 selected participants exploring the relationship between financial stability and cultural equity in small art spaces in NYC.

Grassroots non-commercial art spaces like Flux Factory strive to play a key role in creating opportunity for all types of artistic experimentation regardless of race, socioeconomic status, or gender identity. At the same time, these small venues often struggle to survive both financially and legally. A disproportionate amount of administrative time can be spent on keeping the organization afloat, rather than fulfilling their mission statement and artistic practices. The demographics of which spaces survive and which spaces don’t closely fall along class and race lines.

Learn more about the open call here:

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Eva Ursprung is supported by the Department of Culture, Europe and Foreign Relations of the Regional Goverment of Styria.

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Shaping Time . Space

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Dance Performance Series

September 23rd
Doors open at 6:30pm
Performances start at 7pm

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Pres-sitting by Javier Aparicio and Fumihiro Kikuchi

Temporal by Jung In Jung, Fumihiro Kikuchi and Valerie Green

Impermanent Landscape by Valerie Green/Dance Entr
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Ex Territory by Keren Anavy

Jung In Jung is a current Flux artist who has been working with contemporary dancers to create interactive audiovisual dance work. For this one night event she presents her new collaboration with the visual artist / musician Javier Aparicio, and dancer Fumihiro Kikuchi. The dance company, Dance Entropy, will also present Impermanent Landscape, a new collaborative piece between Artistic Director Valerie Green, composer Martyn Axe, and visual artist Keren Anavy.

Pres-sitting + Temporal

These two pieces are further development of Jung and Aparicio’s previous interactive dance workshop presented at Universidad Carlos III Madrid in Spain called UnoChair, where they created sound environments using a chair as an hyperinstrument, vivifying and transforming situations taken from historical paintings such as Sorrowing Old Man by Vincent Van Gogh or The Poet Max Herrmann-Neisse by George Grosz.

In daily life we think about past and future, although we know that we only live in a present, current time. Embodied by Kikuchi, with music by Aparicio, Pres-sitting articulates the conflict between understanding life as an eternal present, while unavoidably weighing the past and future, using a chair as a symbol of an everyday object at the same time that taking distance reviewing visual art overtones.

In Temporal Jung interprets the chair as a place to dream, turning it into a surreal object. Extending the use and metaphor of the chair through technology, Gametrak (hacked game controllers) are connected to the seat and frame. When moved by Green and Kikuchi, the chair triggers a soundscape composed by Jung.

Impermanent Landscape

Valerie Green and Dance Entropy presents Impermanent Landscape, a 40-minute performance in the round inspired by the ideas of cubism, perspective, perception, and impermanence. Breaking the 4th wall and moving choreography outside of the traditional stage and audience formats, Impermanent Landscape features the geometry and architecture of overlapping bodies, creating its own landscape surrounded by the sigh-specific installation Ex Territory by Keren Anavy. Musician Martyn Axe creates a soundscape using sensors triggered by a live video feed.

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Flux Thursday : Artificial Retirement

Flux Thursday: Artificial Retirement Artist Talks

fluxthursdaySeptember 8th
Artist Talks begin at 6pm
Dinner begins at 8:30pm

Please bring food and drink to share! Please join us on September 8th for our monthly community potluck and art salon: an informal time to catch up with old friends, eat something delicious prepared by our artist-chefs, and learn more about projects by Fluxers old and new.
September’s event features a series of talks from the Artificial Retirement participating artists.

Featured presenters:
Rebecca Lieberman
Sarah Dahlinger
Sarah Groff Hennigh-Palermo
Sam Lavigne
Tal Danino
Anne Murray and Virginia Mallon
Openfield
Kat SullivanSergio Mora-Diaz, and Caitlin Sikora.
Amelia Marzec and Robert Mayson
Zoey Hart

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Blind Ambition with Virginia Mallon and Anne Murray

Workshop as part of Artificial Retirement
September 4th, 2-3pm
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Anne Murray CloudComposed of a roundtable discussion with contemporary and emerging artists: Virginia Mallon, Anne Murray, Seren Morey, Katarina Rasic, Sylvia Arthur and Joshua Dylan Rubin on the crucial needs of artists that arise from adversity along with the intentional cultivation of a blind eye. Artist Virginia Mallon will facilitate the conversation.

 

 

Blind Ambition entails a conversation about what drives work, ambition, and how failure can be transformed into thematic and emotional success. Each artist answers a set of questions based on the theme of Imperfection and Failure, and then poses questions to each other on the significance of their work and how they have handled adverse reactions to process and theme.

These questions, answered on a virtual platform, are then discussed in a themed workshop offered in New York and virtually with other contemporary artists facing similar challenges.

The conversation will include dialogue:
On Rejection….
How do you as an artist define your work in terms of success and failure, and what methods have you used to deal with rejection?

On Staying the Course….
How does your series relate to the Artificial Retirement theme? How has your own “blind” eye helped keep you on course when facing adversity?

On the Artistic Experience….
As an artist, what are some of the challenges you face on a day-to- day basis?

On Capitalizing on Errors, Malfunctions, Imperfections and Destruction….
Has the use or misuse of traditional forms and mediums added value to your artwork and how has this malfunction driven the poetic aspects of the project with unintended beauty added as the result of errors?

If you have any questions related to the workshop, please contact artificialretirement@fluxfactory.org.

Blind Ambition is a part of Flux Factory’s major exhibition, Artificial Retirement, co-curated by Jung In Jung and JoelleFleurantin.

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Eleni Theodora Zaharopoulos

Eleni Theodora Zaharopoulos is an interdisciplinary space creature that was raised in Queens by Greeks. She finds meaning in the supernatural and is often guided/derailed by magical thinking, shaky faith, and a deck of playing cards. She draws inspiration through collaboration and dialogue often creating work that is instigated by friends and family. She is a 2017 recipient of a New Works Grant funded by the Queens Council on the Arts, a founding member of performance collective Wildcat!, and co-developer of the Jam Handy, a community and arts space located in Detroit, Michigan. Her work has been experienced in institutions and programs such as the Shanghai Biennale, the Flint Public Art Project, JACK (Brooklyn), MOCAD (Detroit), AUNTS, the Detroit Institute of Arts, Public Pool (Hamtramck), Under the Radar, CATCH! and within the depths of the Atlantic Avenue Tunnel. She holds a BA in Poetry and Film from Sarah Lawrence College, an MFA in Performance and Interactive Media Arts from Brooklyn College and is a graduate of the Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theater.   

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Wook Seo

Wook Seo is a craft based artist working in New York and Seoul. His art, generally sculptural objects, deconstructs general perceptions of familiar objects. By re-constructing meanings, his works undermine typical archetypes—not only in social, but also in personal, imaginations. In doing so, he acts as both a contemporary sculptor and a trickster.

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IN HONOR OF IMPERFECTION: Cultivating mindfulness through creative practice

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Workshop as part of Artificial Retirement
August 28th,  2-6pm
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(Ticket price includes workshop materials.)

“A good way to stop all the doing is to shift into the ‘being’ mode for a moment. Think of yourself as an eternal witness, as timeless. Just watch this moment, without trying to change it at all. What is happening? What do you feel? What do you see? What do you hear?…Nothing happens next. This is it.”
-Jon Kabat-Zinn

Wherever You Go, There You Are

In this workshop, we will learn how to live and grow artistically through granting mindful attention to the cacophonous web of imperfections that weave through our bodies, cities, and lives.

In Japanese Zen Buddhism, the term wabi sabi represents the practice of finding beauty in life’s inherent imperfections. Guided by this philosophy, the workshop will present an array of creative tools for integrating mindfulness and meditation into one’s artistic practice, and greater scope of life.

The workshop organizer, Zoey Hart, explores the aesthetics of organic imperfection through printmaking artifact collection and multimedia collage processes. Inspired by the unfolding adventures of her own chronic autoimmunity, Hart seeks to merge internal and external realities through the depiction and distortion of biological and environmental landscapes.

Workshop activities will include (but are not limited to):

meditative drawing / artifact alteration / site-based sound collage / color studies / scribbling / documenting / examining / breaking / mending / stretching / questioning / seeing / feeling a bit / creating

Using artifacts and photographs documenting familiar spatial imperfections of urban life (cracks in buildings, crumbling sidewalk, worn out street signs, etc.), participants will begin to use new tools and methods of creative mindfulness to reframe the notion of perfection, and how to accept ourselves and the spaces we inhabit.

If you have any questions related to the workshop, please contact to zoahart@gmail.com.

In Honor of Imperfection is a part of Flux Factory’s major exhibition, Artificial Retirment, co-curated by Jung In Jung and Joelle Fleurantin.

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Artists’ Books Workshop

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Sunday, August 21, 1-5pm

Christina Freeman will introduce a short history of the artists’ book and present contemporary examples. Following a demonstration of two pamphlet stitch methods, participants will have an opportunity to create their own book works. Bringing your own materials is encouraged, but not required.

Suggested Materials for Pamphlet Stitch: Straight Edge, bone folder, x-acto Knife, scissors, awl, no. 1 needle, 20 or 30 gauge thread, bee’s wax, clothes pins, lightweight paper for signature (8×12 inch strips), heavy weight paper for folding accordion cover (8×30 inches).

 

 

Locations to purchase materials:

NY CENTRAL ART SUPPLY
62 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10003
http://www.nycentralart.com/

TALAS
330 Morgan Ave , Brooklyn, NY 11211
http://www.talasonline.com/

Artist & Craftsman
38-9 34th St, Long Island City, NY
http://www.artistcraftsman.com/

Christina Freeman is an interdisciplinary artist based in New York City. Her work takes on various forms including photography, video, animation, drawing, sculpture, and collaborative performance. She received her MFA in Studio Art from Hunter College, City University of New York and has been invited to perform her participatory works as an artist-in-residence for Flux Factory in Long Island City, SOMA in Mexico City, Heliopolis in Brooklyn, Galería Perdida in Michoacán, Mexico and the TEM market in Volos, Greece. In 2015 she was awarded the CUNY PSC Grant to study at the Center for Book Arts in New York City. Christina is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Fine Arts at Haverford College and an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Art at Hunter College.

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Artificial Retirement

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August 19 – September 11, 2016
Gallery Hours: Thursday through Sunday 1pm—6pm or by appointment
Contact: artificialretirement@fluxfactory.org

Artificial Retirement specifically addresses the question, What is failure in this technologically aided era? The show presents artworks and performances by artists working with ideas of ‘Failure, Imperfection, and Destruction.’ We live in a time in which electronic devices successfully execute our orders offering more convenient and improved lifestyles. It is almost impossible to detach from this digitally-driven world. Is this because we feel safer, healthier, and happier than ever before? Or is it simply that we have become so dependent on these devices that we no longer question their efficacy?

What differentiates humans from machines is that we act autonomously. In the digital world though, autonomous acts can be found within errors, when the machines are malfunctioning, not working as they are expected, as they are needed. The participating artists respond to these failures through art and research, poetically and philosophically.

Artificial Retirement is one of Flux Factory’s 2016 major exhibitions and is curated by Jung In Jung and Joelle Fleurantin.

Participating Artists: Alessio Chierico, Sarah Dahlinger, Tal Danino, Fan Letters (Alex Nathanson & Dylan Neely), Sarah Groff Hennigh-Palermo, Zoey Hart, Sam Lavigne, Rebecca Lieberman, Amelia Marzec and Robert Mayson, Anne Murray and Virginia Mallon, Openfield, Niki Passath, Byron Rich and Heather Brand, Kat Sullivan, Sergio Mora-Diaz, and Caitlin Sikora.

Exhibiting Works:
Unpainted Undrawn—Alessio Chierico
Tunnel Vision—Sarah Dahlinger
Microuniverse—Tal Danino
Neglect—Sarah Groff Hennigh-Palermo
In Honor of Imperfection—Zoey Hart
Slow Hot Computer—Sam Lavigne
Mnemograph—Rebecca Lieberman
Weather Center for the Apocalypse—Amelia Marzec
Torn—Kat Sullivan, Sergio Mora-Diaz and Caitlin Sikora

Performances:
Particulate Matter—Amelia Marzec and Robert Mayson
The Entertaining Aspects of Destruction—Niki Passath
Torn—Kat Sullivan, Sergio Mora-Diaz and Caitlin Sikora
First Time Caller, Long Time Listener and Can We Complete This—Fan Letters
G.A.R.R.y.—Byron Rich and Heather Brand
Drippigment—Openfield

Workshops:
In Honor of Imperfection—Zoey Hart
Blind Ambition—Anne Murray and Virginia Mallon

August 19, 6-9pm: Opening Reception begins at 6pm, performances start at 7pm. Performances by Byron Rich and Heather Brand, Niki Passath, and Fan Letters.

August 28, 2-5pm: ‘In Honor of Imperfection’ workshop with Zoey Hart.

September 4, 2pm-3pm: ‘Blind Ambition’ workshop with Anne Murray and Virginia Mallon.

September 8, 6pm: Flux Thursday with presentations by Artificial Retirement participating artists.

September 11, 6pm: Closing Performances by Amelia Marzec and Robert Mayson, Openfield, Kat Sullivan, Sergio Mora-Diaz and Caitlin Sikora.

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FLUX THURSDAY : 3459

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August 11, 6-10PM
Dinner at 6:30PM
activities start at 7:45

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The event is free, but do bring some food or drink to share!
Please join us on Thursday August 11th for our monthly community potluck and art salon: an informal time to catch up with old friends, eat something delicious prepared by our artist-chefs, and learn more about projects by Fluxers old and new.

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This month, Flux Thursday is part of the group show 3459, which is the first collaboration between RELAPSE Collective and curator Emireth Herrera. The exhibition connects artists in both London and New York City via livestream, two cities 3459 miles apart.

Flux Thursday : 3459 presents works by Niki Passath, Joelle Fleurantin andClaudia Edwards.

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3459 Schedule

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LIVE-WORKS

WEDNESDAY 10TH

Best Value Lemonade Stand
Christina Freeman
NY 7 – 9pm
New York City

Subverting the long tradition of the “Lemonade Stand” and its connection to youth entrepreneurship and promotion of capitalist values, the artist proposes a lemonade stand where they trade lemonade for interviews about value.

Christina Freeman is an interdisciplinary artist based in New York City. Her work takes on various forms including photography, video, artists’ books, multimedia installation, collaborative performance, and curatorial projects. She received her MFA in Studio Art from Hunter College, City University of New York in 2012 and her BA in Spanish and Latin American Studies from Haverford College in 2005.

WEDNESDAY 10TH

Cloud Conversations : Exposure
Anne Murray, Joshua Dylan Rubin & Sylvia Arthur 
NY 4:15 – 5:15pm
UK 9:15 – 10:15pm
New York City / London

Cloud Conversations is a project bringing together the voices, thoughts, and artistic manifestations of artists, writers, and performers from around the world and is curated by Anne Murray.

As a Cloud Conversation, Murray proposes a connected event between artist, Joshua Dylan Rubin and writer, Sylvia Arthur, entitled, Exposure.

In this provocative collaborative exchange, New York-based visual artist, Joshua Dylan Rubin, and London- based writer, Sylvia Arthur will explore what it means to be at the receiving end of concealed/revealed hate, while the curator, Anne Murray, will make commentary on the importance of artistic dialogue in the development of public awareness in relation to these themes and will moderate discussion. Exposure is an interrogation of the private and public selves, of what lies just beneath the surface and whatʼs hidden deep within from the perspectives of those who express their private thoughts in a public forum (Rubin) versus those who are impacted by those publicly expressed thoughts in a private way (Arthur).

Reading and Art / Installation

In this interactive exchange, Arthur will read, live from Tomʼs Etching Studio in London, three five minute pieces from her book in progress, African, & Other Curse Words and writing specially commissioned for this Cloud Conversation in direct response to Rubinʼs work.

Conversation

Following the reading / installation exchange, the artists will engage in conversation about their work, their process, and the issues raised while the curator, Anne Murray, will moderate the discussion as well as comment on the curatorial relationships in these works and the importance of dialogue in the artistic process explaining how this has led to their current collaborative project, Cloud Conversations.

Anne Murray is an artist and curator with an MFA and MS in Art History from Pratt Institute and a BFA from Parsons School of Design in Paris. She has exhibited her work in London, Paris, Shanghai, Istanbul, Los Angeles, New York, Belgrade, and Budapest. She had the idea to create this collaboration after meeting many artists as an artist in residence in many different countries including: Turkey, Serbia, Hungary, Italy, Spain, and Macedonia.

Joshua Dylan Rubin‘s work, Exposed Human Attitudes, reveals the hidden human attitudes that are concealed in everyday interactions, but are revealed through graffiti in the relative privacy of construction site bathroom stalls.

Joshua Dylan Rubin is a painter living in Brooklyn, NY with an MFA from Pratt Institute and the recipient of the distinguished Giuliani Scholarship. He received a BFA from Tufts University/School of the Museum of Fine Arts. His work is a witnessing of the contemporary history of racism, sexism, xenophobia, and general discrimination that has occurred in New York City since the time of the 9/11 bombings. His work has been exhibited from across the US to as far as Seoul, Korea and is in the CLGS Incorporated Collection as well as various private collections.

Sylvia Arthur is a writer living in London, whose work explores themes of identity, diaspora, and place. Writing at the intersection of race and gender, she has freelanced for The Guardian, the BBC, and the British Journalism Review and worked as a researcher / assistant producer for ITV, Channel 4, and Sky Television. In 2010, she relocated from London to Brussels where, during the course of her work, she met diverse Europeans with compelling stories to tell and began writing a book, Fragile Continent: Two Lost Years in Europe. She was a recipient of a Mediane Media in Europe for Diversity Inclusiveness reporting fellowship and has been in residence at Jiwar Creation and Society in Barcelona, Spain and at the Santa Fe Art Institute in the USA. She holds an MA in Creative Nonfiction Writing.

Writing at the intersection of race and gender, Arthur’s narrative nonfiction explores the questions: “How do you move through the world when you inhabit multiple identities in societies that demand conformity to one? How do you emerge as a whole?”

THURSDAY 11TH

Your Words Are Colour
Felix Gottdiener & Ben Hicock
NY 4 – 4:30pm
UK 9 – 9:30pm
New York City / London

Your Words Are Color concerns itself with the issues of speech, and the various subtexts which underlie our everyday interactions. By abstracting a personʼs normal speech patterns into LED light patterns, everyday communication can be conceived of as an conceptual generator, revealing additional aesthetic dimensions in even the most prosaic of conversations.

Felix Gottdiener is a designer, musician, and researcher based in New York City. His work investigates the human response to architecture and the environment, and how environments can be constructed to more optimally meet human needs. Part of this investigation is the blending of disciplinary areas, and charting the intersections between art, science, and technology.

Benjamin Hicock is an artist, programmer, and musician working in New York City. He has taught guitar for ten years and is currently an active musician. He works as a computer programmer and manager for Dabit Industries, for which he is a partner. In the past he has worked for I Heart Engineering, on STEAM education, and has programmed motor controllers with Kate Yorke in Williamsburg.

THURSDAY 11TH

The interpreter
Noriko Okaku & Nissa Nishikawa
UK  9:45 – 11pm
London

The Interpreter is a live reading of the tarot performed by Noriko Okaku and Nissa Nishikawa. The two will be orientated by a set of tarot cards which were created by Okaku during a residency in Derby (2016). Each card draws on the artistʼs own insight of Derbyshire’s history and myths- spanning a myriad of symbolic imagery. Lawlessly written text by Nissa Nishikawa reveals clues to the psychophysical patterns within the spread of cards.

Born in Japan, Noriko Okaku works and lives in London. She produces work in animated video, drawing, sculpture and audio/visual live performance. Her work in various media often retains a collage art element. She borrows, adopts, copies and recycles existing images to explore the diverse avenues of perception. Her work explores the eclecticism and mystery/strangeness underlying everyday objects and actions.

Nissa Nishikawaʼs multidisciplinary practice encompasses experimental choreographies, which incorporates structures of story-telling, theatrical devices and sculptural setting. An ongoing research of dance origin, mysticism and craft is placed in relationship with performance while patterning and mythologising concepts of community and action in order to sensitise the site, audience and maker alike to the potentials of invisible/immaterial existing fields of consciousness. Nishikawa spent her formative years in Yamanashi, Japan with the organisation Dance Resources on Earth. She studied Fine Arts at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, Stage Arts at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London and holds an MA in Performance from Goldsmiths College.

THURSDAY 11th

Screen
Joelle Fleurantin
NY 7:45 – 8:15pm
New York City

Screen is a performance piece exploring the bounds of intimacy between the body and screen. A woman will be documented—filmed—inside her New York bedroom for a day. She will perform as though she is not being watched: she will wake up, clean, dress, work. The film will be streamed to a screen in London where it will be altered and obscured through image manipulation.

Joelle Fleurantin is an artist and researcher in a committed relationship with her computer. Our often functional, sometimes dysfunctional relationship provokes her to ask questions about how weʼve changed since weʼve know each other. We’ve watched each other age, change shape, alter operating systems. Weʼve both suffered massive failures and yet here we are, still together, more entwined than I thought was possible. Her work explores this intimacy between bodies and screens, bodies and embedded systems. Within her work, she uses software and hardware to investigate her presence within these digital spaces. She has presented her work at the NYC Media Lab Summit, Facets Conference, and Mozilla Festival. She holds a Masterʼs from the Interactive Telecommunications Program at New York University and studied art history and film at Yale University and Brooklyn College respectively.

THURSDAY 11TH *Flux Thursday

Niki Passath
Dazwischen
NY 8:15 – 8:30pm
New York City

Dazwischen“ (between) is an autonomous, interactive installation which includes a drawing robot and a visual interpretation system of what happens on the two locations of the exhibition. The installation monitors via facial recognition the positions of visitors and artists in both venues by observing the streams and the real space here in New York and in London.

Niki Passath studied Violoncello and Architecture in Graz, Austria and made his diploma in Media Art and Digital Art at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, Austria. The longterm involvement with classical music instruments lead to his interest in automatons, machines and robots. On the one hand he develops robots which draw their experiences as traces on different surfaces, on the other hand he is using the 3D-printing technology to transfer digital content back from the virtual to the reality. Niki Passath lives and works in Vienna

THURSDAY 11TH *Flux Thursday

Brother Prisoner
Claudia Edwards
NY 8:30 – 9pm
New York City

Brother Prisoner self-generates and then engages its participants in a shared re-birthday ritual. The artist enters with a cake, baked and iced, with many thin scrolls inserted like candles, and places it on a table, beside plates, forks, and a cutting instrument in the form of a mask. The artist then ties the mask onto their head, while an audience participant holds up a mirror for them. Once dressed with this mask, shoeless, wearing fishnets and a transparent dress, the artist begins cutting the cake with their head, until completion. The first slice is served up, but since the mask covers the artistʼs mouth, they do not speak, and instead non- verbally seek out a curious participant. The willing participant is tasked with unscrolling the paper and reading a short text chosen by the artist that was written by them or by somebody else. Next the artist fills each personʼs hands with a piece of the cake; they feed it to one another, and are thanked. This ritual is then re-created by new participants, until the cake is fully served. Brother Prisoner borrows words from other writers and from myself, borrows the mouths of strangers and of friends, in order to explore and embody the invisible experiences of ʻothernessʼ and ʻerotic spaceʼ between peoples.

The five intersecting arcs that meet in Claudia Edwardʼs intentions are: embodied learning, active listening, participation, research-creation, and strategic utopia. She seeks to investigate the intersections between performance practices and advocacy journalism: the former limited by its obligation to metaphor, the latter limited by its obligation to immediacy. While social justice journalismʼs greater goal is engagement, linking information and resources wherever possible to increase visibility, the greater goal of performance is to create transformative experiences, thus accomplished through storytelling and explorations in embodiment. When art fuses with social justice, artworks become tools for engagement: truthful storytelling that is interactive and sensually engaging has a doubled power to both mark itself within current affairs, while embedding its politics into art history and art communities. Her practice follows divergent directions, seeking to emphasise and to capture the immediacy of social presence through time-based mediums and social intervention:audiences become participants, implicated through the process of embodiment. Guided by a politics of space making that prioritises individual choice,engagement and participation are cultivated rather than expected.

FRIDAY 12TH

Qualified Adaptive Kickback(s)
Jayson Patterson
UK 9 – 9:45pm
London

Qualified Adaptive Kickbacks is a durational performance based around a 15-minute choreographic loop, that is edited, distorted, filtered, compressed and expanded in real time. It is a speculative fiction//choreography exploring relationships between text, space, and body when processed through time loops, warps, disconnections and edits. The presentation is an assemblage of materials from a range of ready-made and found sources .The text and choreography within the piece is extracted from science fiction movies set in New York, online movement tutorials, cryptic myths about London, Ju-jitsu practice tutorials and other odds and ends.

Jayson Patterson (b.1991) is choreographer and performer based in Warsaw and London, with a practice that is sympathetic to physical, digital, and emotional sites. In his process driven work, he investigates ideas of alternative masculinity, aggression, sexuality, reality television from the early 2000’s, and the importance of reclaiming failure. The linking theme between all of these is the exploration of new forms concerning the relationships between body, text, space and choreography. Jayson is a regular collaborator with Kem, an artist run project space in Warsaw for new choreographic and performance practices. He completed his Masters of Art In Public Space at RMIT University, Melbourne in 2013.

FRIDAY 12TH

Rivers
Carmen Bouyer & Romain Takeo Bouyer
NY 5:00 – 5:20 pm
UK 10 – 10:20 pm
New York City / London

Rivers is an audio installation, displaying live recordings of the rivers : Thames river in London, and Hudson Estuary (Hudson and East River) in New York. The river puts my heart to peace, it feels familiar, a never ending cycle, and yet the water never exactly flows the same way. A whirlpool, a drop, a wave will always produce a sound that never existed before. In fact the water, but also fire and wind, have an incredible sonic freedom. Unlike man made instruments, its sound waves wander freely by the spectrum of frequencies, unrestrained by the laws of harmony, elementary and complex, old and new, ancient and ever reborn. In the eye of music theory, the sound of the river is a perfect chaos.

Carmen Bouyer is a French artist and environmental designer whose work explores the possibilities of engaging in a fundamental and sensuous dialogue with the nurturing natural world which animates us and our surroundings in the urban landscape. She depicts and implements spontaneous urban food production, free gathering and environmental stewardship in open fields and urban farms in France, Turkey, Japan and America.

Romain Takeo Bouyer is a French musician, composer and data analyst, based in London, whose work focuses on sounds and melodies (as stories) that tie people and places. After creating music for music halls, he got recognize through a large scale musical project linking musicians around the world through shared music recordings in Europe, North Africa, Asia, and South America. He is currently working on a music album exploring water sounds, riverside musical landscape, and community gathering energy.

FRIDAY 12TH

Sometimes Iʼm ARrt
Nikolas Kasinos
UK 10:35 – 11pm
London

Sometimes I’m ARrt is an exploration of the potentialities of gender and (online) identity through the continuous palimpsest of performance. Combining live performance and video the artist seeks to re-present fantasy and desire from a viscerally located ever re-writable subject point. Transformation and/or frustration are portrayed and experienced through characters manifesting spontaneously from the act of performance. Pushing an interior mode to become physically present, a raw embodiment of a visceral hunger, reaching a ʻcompletenessʼ in the moment of the one-off performance. The tension between audience and performing act shifts contexts of public and domestic, opening the work to collective authorship negotiated between performer and viewer. Exposing the self in a metamorphosis, through which we can understand the materiality of our expressive modes.

Nikolas Kasinos is a multidisciplinary artist. Born in Cyprus, he has received his undergraduate degree from London College of Communication, UAL in 2011. He is the co-founder at OUROBOROS, where he currently works as a filmmaker, the artist behind the online platform Sometimes Iʼm ARrt and one of the creators of RELAPSE. Having as a core performance, video art and installation his practice involves the exploration of identity, gender, transformation and mutation through the observation of human behaviour, traditions, popular culture and power dynamics within socio-political structures. He has exhibited and performed at several venues in Europe including Galeria Zé dos Bois (Lisbon), The Performance Shop (Limassol), Skogen (Gothenburg), Weld (Stockholm), Chelsea Theatre, Peltz Gallery, Royal College of Art, David Roberts Art Foundation, Cafe OTO, The Horse Hospital

SATURDAY 13TH

Amy Fung-yi Lee
NY 2:45 – 3:45pm 
UK 7:45 – 8:45pm
New York City / London

In this activity, two groups write their own stories based on the same background information. Within each group, members take turns writing one line of the story at a time, without group discussion. Each group’s story is projected on the wall behind itself.

Amy Fung-yi Lee works in video, drawing, and time-based media. She uses landscape to study identity, storytelling, and history. Lee grew up in New Jersey, Beijing, Saudi Arabia, and Taiwan, where her family is from. She completed her undergraduate studies at Stanford University in California, and her MFA in Combined Media at Hunter College of The City University of New York in 2012.

SATURDAY 13TH

Actions of Announcement
Clovis Kunha
NY  4 – 4:45pm
UK 9 – 9:45pm
New York City / London

The work consists of reading the report of five invisible public actions. The reading wants to share with the audience the results of five calls for affection published in a newspaper by the artist. At the end of the reading, the artist will invite the viewers to offer him a song, advice or any other action. The artist will make audio recording of all things given. Each call was written in a text similar to this:

Broken heart man. For days, does not show affection to closest people. I am going to stay in front of the Osorio Squareʼs fountain, from 11am to 12am on October 13th, with my arms open waiting for those who during a hug can give me music, action or advice.

Clovis Cunha is a Brazilian artist currently based in London, Self-unveiling procedures and issues of identity are strongly appealing to him. Recently, He has been working with actions that explore different ways of confession. Occasionally, it coincides with the disclosure of his sexuality. In addition, his interest in confession goes along with participatory actions. Lately, he has been developing projects that connect actions of intimacy with artistic exposure, playing with the meaning of life and nonfiction. His works have been shown as photography, art books, actions in public spaces, videos, performance art and on stage. He has a master degree in performance and theatre studies; he graduated in visual arts.

SATURDAY 13TH

Seen by Everyone
Ninetales
NY 5 – 5:15
UK 10:15 – 11pm
New York City / London

The performance is about symbiosis on an interpersonal level; how other people shape ourselves, and we in turn shape them, in a feedback loop. In the internet era of ultra-documentation where everything is broadcast, social communication becomes an arms race, a proliferation of tools to better express oneself, the medium eventually overpowering the message. This has brought to the fore a fundamental human desire to be, on some level, recognised by everyone – as an almost existential confirmation.

Ninetales is a fluid group exploring interdisciplinary practices, particularly the ways that certain words, sounds and imagery can open us up to new possibilities and transcend everyday limitations. Previous Ninetales work has included surreptitiously installing a guerrilla sculpture park into the upper floors of a department store in South London over a number of weeks last year and experiments into poly-vocal collective singing in public places and natural environments.

SUNDAY 14TH

LUNCH / DINNER
NY  3:30 – 5pm
UK 8:30 – 10pm
New York City / London

The artists in both locations are invited to share a meal and through the live streaming, create a space for informal discourse. The artists in New York will be having lunch as the artists in London will join them for dinner. A meal shared at the same time, 5 hours apart.

SUNDAY 14TH

TranSensational Space
Donika Llakmani
NY 3:30 – 6pm
UK 8:30 – 11pm
New York City / London

Above the visible physicality of our surroundings lies a reality of the senses. What we do not see, we feel – yet how do we inhabit this sensual dimension of space? Donika Llakmani refers to this as the invisible architecture of atmosphere. It is an architecture of elements; temperature, humidity, light, sound, vibration, taste, smell, carbon dioxide, nitrogen dioxide. Thinking outside of conventional material boundaries her aim is to manipulate the dialogue between body, location and atmosphere. Her materials are light, temperature, humidity, and sound.

Our bodies are not made to remain static, we adapt to our surroundings and respond to them. Our bodies become vessels for experiential knowledge and we maintain a constant dialogue between whatʼs invisible to the naked eye yet very real to the skin. How can two cities speak with one another? Just as skin is permeable to the environment, cities and landscapes are permeable to the atmosphere. We communicate together at particle level.

Donika Llakmani graduated from the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London UK in June 2015. Having received her RIBA Part I and Part II at the AA she developed her ideas and interests into a field of holistic architecture and environmental consciousness. She advocates for constant dialogue between design, user experience, landscape and atmosphere where we can use technology and innovation to promote architecture; bringing back the sensational into space.

SUNDAY 14TH

JAEHO
New Sanjo
NY 5 – 6pm
UK 10 – 11pm
New York City / London 

This is live audio-visual performance, called New Sanjo… Sanjo? literally meaning ʻscattered melodies,ʼ is a style of traditional Korean music, involving an instrumental solo accompanied by drumming on the janggu, an hourglass-shaped drum. The art of Sanjo is a real crystallization of traditional Korean melody and rhythm which may have been handed down by rote generation after generation. Sanjo is recreated digitally by Jaeho using sampling technic with visual interpretation to establish audio-visual language and combine different aspect of time(old and modern) but also culture(East and West).

Jaeho Hwang is a London-based artist, originally from South Korea. He has been creating comprehensive digital art pieces,experimental and commercial graphic moving image / animation and audio-visual art. He holds an M.A. in Graphic Moving Image from London College of Communication / UAL.

MONDAY 15TH

Iʼm not (t)here anymore
Lauren Hart
NY 4 – 6
UK 9 – 11pm
New York City / London

Iʼm not (t)here anymore is a new one-to-one performance that I was commissioned to create for Wrought Sheffield onetoone performance festival. It focuses on investigating whether technology can enable or prevent intimacy through the use of Skype video call. Themes of the show focus around the meaning of ʻhomeʼ and ʻidentityʼ and the implication of linking two places together, both virtually and emotionally through the use of technology and the Internet.

Lauren Hart was born in Sheffield, England in 1985. She graduated in 2007 from Central School of Speech and Drama in London where she trained as a performer. Since Graduating she has worked professionally in the independent theatre scene around Europe performing her own work and collaborating with directors, choreographers (Willi Dorner, Anu Almagro, Andrew Loretto, Neil Bettles and Sarah Duffy) and theatre companies (You me and Bum Bum Train, The Other Way Works and Nodding Dog). She moved to Berlin in 2015 and works as a freelance theatre maker and performer and is currently studying her PHD in Audience Performer encounters in one-to-one performance: exploring the intimacy-anonymity paradox with the university of Malta.

Emireth Herrera is a visual arts researcher and curator. She works as a professor at Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila in Coahuila, Mexico. In order to foster academic research she has organized expositions and international artistic events that involve sustainability and site-specific actions.

In 2014, she was the Executive Director of LivingArtRoom, the online platform dedicated to promoting artist portfolios. She participates with the international magazine, LARmagazine as Text at Large Collaborator, writing and interviewing contemporary artists.

She believes that collaboration is essential to generate community which makes us strong as individuals and empowers networks to defeat ideas and enlighten situations. She has been a member of various organizations such as El Nodo, which is located in an abandoned train station rounded by houses made by cardboard and steel.

RELAPSE Collective is an online community for artists working in various mediums created by artists Vasiliki Antonopoulou, Nikolas Kasinos and Dimitrios Michailidis. Beginning as an observation of ties between their practice, the artists initially came together to plan a group exhibition. The process led to the creation of RELAPSE. Placed within virtual space, RELAPSE is an explorer whoʼs findings are presented in an annual exhibition and accompanying publication. New artists are selected and added to the platform every four months through an open submission. Within this time, pop-up events are organised aiming to give artists from different disciplines and geographic locations, the opportunity to come together and create a space for discourse; an attempt to dissolve the limitations distance imposes upon collaborative opportunity.

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3459

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LONDON
Tom’s Etching Studio
5th Floor
9 Queen’s Yard
E9 5EN
Opening August 10th8pm – 11pm
NEW YORK
Flux Factory
39-31 29th St.
Long Island City, NY
11101
Opening August 10th6pm – 9pm

FULL SCHEDULE 

LIVE STREAM

‘3459’ is the first collaboration between RELAPSE Collective and curator Emireth Herrera. The exhibition aims to connect London and New York by using Tom’s Etching Studio and Flux Factory as the two portals to do so.

Artists and viewers will be connected through a 6 day live stream between the two spaces. With the time difference acting as a natural curator, we invite the public to witness the transition and coming together of the two gallery spaces as time permits.

The theme of the exhibition arose from its format, inviting artists to build from their own interpretation of this ‘marriage’. The two spaces will host installed works and a schedule of performances on a daily basis. The aim always, to connect individuals and question the boundaries physical space imposes.

Through a multilingual open call, 3459 will feature the following artists. See list of artists below schedule!

ARTISTS

Aaron Kutnick

Amy Fung-yi Lee

Andreas Savva

Anne Murray / Joshua Dylan Rubin / Sylvia Arthur

Argy Sampoutzakis

Ben Hicock / Felix Gottdiener

Ben Grosser

Caitlin Foley / Misha Rabinovich

Carmen Bouyer / Romain Takeo Bouyer / Chloe Devanne Langlais

Christina Freeman

Claudia Edwards

Clovis Cunha

Daniel Krueger

Donika Llakmani

Elliot Zabaroff / Lucy Wilson

Gabriela Vainsencher

Hannah Clarkson

JAEHO

Joelle Fleurantin

Jayson Patterson / Jeff Kahn

Jolene Farren

Jonas Weber Herrera / Keren Anavy

Lauren Hart

Lee Nutbean

Maria Luisa Ruocco

Miraj

Niki Passath

Nikolas Kasinos

Nine Tails

Nissa Nishikawa / Noriko Okaku

Olesya Shchukina

Oscar Lett

Vargas-Suarez Universal / Stephen Barber / Bob Malach / Andres Levin

Sereina Steinemann

Stefan Moscu 

Thomas Ganon

Vasiliki Antonopoulou

 

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Zeelie Brown

Zeelie Brown transforms art spaces into utopic, black, transfeminine, post-internet refuges called “soulscapes” merging cello performance, electronic music, and installation art to overturn landscapes of capital intent on the economic genocide of queer black people. She depth charges Yoruba and Kikongo embodied philosophies, met with the folk theory of her familyʼs maroon Alabama homestead, in order that those who experience her soulscapes leave freed. She was a 2017 Southern Constellations Fellow, a Fellow at Harlemʼs Carribean Cultural Center, and a Column Shifting Fellow at the Flux Factory. She has performed at RISD, Flux Factory, Elsewhere, Recess Gallery, Project Row Houses and Harvard University. She has been featured in Art in America and the Village Voice.

 

Lane Speidel

Born into a loving family, Lane could find ways not to love them.

Sent into a group of friends, Lane could find a way to make them cruel.

Given educational resources, Lane could find reasons to hide from them.

Offered an opportunity to explain things, Lane could find a way to make fun of it.

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Thinking Like a Machine

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Exhibition and robotics workshop
with Austrian artist Niki Passath
 
opening reception July 20, 7pm – 9pm
robotic workshop July 20, 12pm – 7pm
exhibition July 20 – July 21, gallery hours noon – 8pm
FREE – Please RSVP

Since the beginning of the industrial revolution the human, especially the working human, has increasingly adapted to a coexistence with machines. The human has become a prosthesis for the non-organic body of the industrial factory. During early adaptation this occurred mainly on the material body, the hardware of humanity. Simple repetitive movements on the assembly line became the tasks of the workers to fulfill those duties the machine could not.

The promise was that humans of the future will not have to work, machines will lighten the load. However, the importance of ones identity being tied to her/his occupation became increasingly socially relevant.

With the invention of the computer, machines have moved away from hardware towards software; machines began to acquire a brain. In this new epoch, is it possible that human are still a prostheses of the machine? Now not only attached to the body but also an amendment to its thinking? It can seem that with the wish of creating machines that think like humans, we have also created humans that think like machines.

More and more a human defines itself by the work it does, no-matter how unnecessary or meaningless this activity is. It is often the case today that there is no need for working humans, as artificially intelligent systems can control and realize the whole cycle of industrial production. What do we do now that the human is redundant?
During the workshop participants will work with Austrian artist and Flux resident Niki Passath to create a robot from scratch. These robots will act together to become an amalgamated body, which will perform during the opening reception. The reception and exhibition will feature the robots made during the workshop.
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Introduction to Solar Power

Sunday July 17th, 1 pm – 5 pm

$30 workshop fee for materials

To reserve a spot please sign up HERE

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This class is designed to be a quick introduction to off grid solar power, covering basic electronic knowledge, hardware requirements, basic off grid solar circuit design, and how to determine your power needs. Students will learn to solder and use multimeters. The class is for artists, DIYer’s, makers, and anyone who isn’t a “professional” with a very basic understanding of electricity and a willingness to experiment. Everyone in the class will build a tiny solar powered USB charger, capable of powering anything that runs off of USB including MP3 players, bike lights, speakers, and cell phones. The class will conclude by examining the off­grid solar panel installed on Flux Factory’s roof. All materials will be provided. Students should bring a USB chargeable device and cable with them.

Instructor Bio

Alex Nathanson is an artist, curator, organizer, and educator whose work spans video, sound, performance, and interaction design. He has been teaching classes on solar power since 2014. He collaborates regularly with composer Dylan Neely, performing under the name Fan Letters. His work has been featured at the Museum of the Moving Image, La MaMa, Film Society of Lincoln Center, Anthology Film Archives, PS122 Gallery, Dome of Visions (Denmark), and the Art Prospect Festival (Russia). Currently, he is a long­term artist in residence at Flux Factory, in Queens, NY. As an educator, he works with students as young as 6 to post­ graduates, teaching skills related to sound, light, mechanics, and electronics through creative

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Flux Thursday : Interdependence Day BYOBBQ Potluck

July 14, 8-10pm

Dinner at 8pm, activities start at 8:30  / RSVP-ppplease

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Curated by Christina Freeman, current artist-in-residence

Bring your own grillables for our vegetarian grill (veggie burgers, tofurky dogs, eggplants, corn on the cob). Bring a side dish to share (carnivorous dishes welcome just not on the grill). We love potato salad, coleslaw, watermelons, fruit salad, caprese salad, hummus and more. . .  and dancing shoes are suggested.

Our July Flux Thursday potluck will be a play on the American Independence Day BBQ.

This is a reverse July 4th party. We will be celebrating collaboration, cooperation, cross-pollination, relation & alliance building, and the recognition of the impossibility of autonomy. We will be talking about interdependence, not only in terms of societal systems & structures, but also the interdependent relationship of art & politics with the following queries:

How do art & politics feed one another?

Why do people have the urge to separate them? Is there any benefit to separating them?

How do you negotiate their relationship in your life & practice?

Featured guest collaborators:

Fpoafm: Nomadic Studios  Ceramics Collective                               

Chris Schlottmann discussing his forthcoming textbook on food ethics

The Mayday Collective Community Space, Bar & Cafe in Bushwick

Maya Jefferies Video/Performance artist

Maya Jeffereis invites participants to engage in a thought experiment about ethics, morality, identity politics, and nation-building. Fallout Shelter stages a US Navy “moral values” training exercise found by the artist at an abandoned naval station in Puerto Rico. The exercise outlines a post-apocalyptic survival scenario in which ten people, known only from basic information about age, race, gender, sexuality, intelligence, profession, and worldview, occupy a fallout shelter. Participants must decide which four are to be excluded from the group in order that the remaining six may live to rebuild society. In small groups, participants must argue in favor of and against each of the occupants until the group reaches a full consensus.
Maya Jeffereis is a New York based artist working in video, performance, and installation. Her work has been shown most recently at NARS Foundation, New Britain Museum of American Art, and New Art Dealers Alliance. She holds a MFA from Hunter College and a BFA and BA from the University of Washington.

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Double Bill:

Past Flux  Artist-in-Residence Sarah Greenbaum will have an exhibition opening in the gallery downstairs from 6-8pm, with a performance at 7:30pm

Sarah Greenbaum and Bob Pounding are interested in waste around Newtown Creek. They will be doing a piece with sound, images, recordings, painting and other non-musical elements.

Sarah Greenbaum is a painter from East Hampton, NY. Her work ranges from traditional to abstract drawings, paintings and collage. Sarah explores waste and the effects that inorganic pollutants have on the landscape and environment.

Bob Pounding is a musician from Portland OR. He makes sounds and sometimes records them. He is interested in experimenting with different recording mediums, and using non-musical elements in musical compositions.

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Sweet Creek

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Sarah Greenbaum presents a three part series of paintings and drawings about waste and the effects of pollution in and around the Newtown Creek Waste Water Treatment center in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Her work is a result of field work at the Newtown Creek site; through investigating this one location, Sarah explores how human activity has been the dominant influence on the environment.

At the opening reception, Sarah will introduce a new multimedia piece made with research collaborator Bob Pounding, a musician and artist from Portland OR.

Sarah Greenbaum is from East Hampton, NY. Her work ranges from traditional to abstract drawings, paintings and collage. Sarah explores waste and the effects that inorganic pollutants have on the landscape and the environment. Through abstract landscapes her work represents not only a result of research and facts but a personal interpretation and physical reaction of the changing natural environment.

Sarah Greenbaum (b. 1990 in New York) studied from 2008-2009 at Emerson College, she studied drawing and painting from 2010-2014 at the Russian Academy of Art and from 2014-2015 studied contemporary painting at Santa Reparata International School of Art in Florence, Italy. Sarah was a Flux Factory resident from October 2015-April 2016, she is now based in Greenpoint New York.

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Tingwei Li

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Tingwei Li is a Chinese born artist based in Berlin, having recently worked in Beijing. She arranges information associated with objects of all kinds and engages in inter-disciplinary based research. Her current works are collaged installations created as sensors for transmitting the perception of unspoken and indescribable feelings. Visual elements, sounds, videos and ready-made objects unite the identity of self with intangible phenomenon, reflecting the emotional dissonance in the information era. Working through ideas of the body, specifically our pursuit of a “healthier” mental and physical condition, she is currently researching the way communities address contemporary health issues.
Tingwei studied at Hunter College, UdK Berlin and is currently pursuing a Meisterschueler title at the Berlin University of Arts. She has shown in Galerie Gerken Berlin, Villa Renata Basel, EGG Gallery Beijing, chi K 11, Shanghai, Intelligentsia Gallery Beijing, Kreuzberg Pavillon Berlin, Flowers Gallery NYC among others.”

The Tulsa Swinton Variety Hour

Saturday, July 9th, 7 pm

Sunday, July 10th, 4 pm  (matinee)

70 Minute duration

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Flux Factory is pleased to present The Tulsa Swinton Variety Hour, a play created in collaboration with The Aesthetic of Waste and several Flux artists. The installation transforms Flux’s white box gallery into a colorful, unpredictable, and disposable theater-labyrinth. As the show progresses, an armada of miniature trains will gently guide audience members through a series of 20 backdrops. The show is designed by Abigail Entsminger and directed by Seth Timothy Larson, both current artists in residence at Flux Factory.

This July, cool off with a dip in the Franzia fountain and a scoop of chrysanthemum and tobacco ice cream in the Pepsi-Kinsey Television Studios. World-renowned actress and producer Tulsa Swinton invites you to the final taping of her long-running, highly-influential television program. To celebrate the end, Tulsa will be conducting the interviews that she’s always wanted, but that have either been censored or suppressed by the Walton Family of Networks. Special appearances will be made by business mogul Teresa Franzia, and America’s favorite President James-Michael Carnegie-Kennedy, among other cultural luminaries.

Tulsa will grapple with her memories, her looming death, and the legacy of her sister, Tilda Swinton, who is widely believed to have disappeared at sea as a teen. Having had her personal tragedies and triumphs broadcast from an early age, Tulsa will use her last spotlight to preserve her vision of the past. To highlight the immediacy of her broadcast, an elite squad of Production Assistants will carry out the carefully calculated destruction of every backdrop, prop, and show artifact once it has outlived it’s purpose. This will truly be Tulsa’s final hour.

The Aesthetic of Waste is a performance collective which has created original theater and installations for the Overtime Theater, AtticRep, Luminaria Arts Festival and the Houston Fringe Festival. Abigail Entsminger and Seth Timothy Larson have recently shown works in the Fung Wah Biennial and Title:Point Theater’s SalON!.

Join Flux Factory and the Aesthetic of Waste for a night of theater that promises exquisite artistry, collapsible sets, the Fountain of Youth, several automobile-actors, and a final night with America’s Sweetest Heart and People Magazine’s Premiere Sexual Progressive of 2012: Tulsa Swinton! Music, intrigue and fist fights! Featuring performances and designs by Chelsea Taylor, Judson Rose, Jason Eppink, Lena Hawkins, Michael DiPietro, Caitlin Gjerdrum, Cate Davis, Redding Baker, Sam Weiner, and more.

 

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