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Disability Nightlife Dance Party
June 1, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Disability Nightlife Dance Party
with DJ Kevin Gotkin
Saturday, June 1st, 8-11pm
39-31 29th Street
Long Island City, NY
Celebrate the closing of TALK BACK with a party featuring DJ WHO GIRL (Kevin Gotkin) and a performance by YO-YO LIN!
8-9pm: Low-level music
9pm: “the walls of my room are curved” by Yo-Yo Lin
Audiovisual performance involving live-mixing projections of recorded movement and a musical score comprised of the sounds of the artist’s bones and joints.
Access note: The audience will encounter some abrupt changes in light and color.
9:15-10pm: Higher volume dance set featuring DJ Who Girl
10-11pm: Low-level music
ABOUT THE PRESENTERS:
WHO GIRL (Kevin Gotkin) is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Media, Culture, & Communication at New York University and Project Lead for the Disability Nightlife Project, a project in development that will launch a monthly disability-centric nightlife party. kevingotkin.com
YO-YO LIN is a media artist who creates audiovisual installation experiences and explores the possibilities of human connection and storytelling in the context of emerging technologies. She uses intelligent projection/ lighting, digital and hand-drawn animation, interactive objects, and lush sound design to create meditative ‘memoryscapes’. Her work often examines human perception as a vehicle for self-knowledge and community growth. She has shown new media works at international multimedia art galleries (Human Resources, Lincoln Center, La Corte Contemporanea), music festivals (Coachella, Panorama), film festivals (New York Film Festival, SXSW), and public art venues. Her work has been featured in the Huffington Post, Indiewire, and Surface Magazine. yoyolin.com
For more information about specific events, please go to fluxfactory.org. The convening is free and open to disabled and chronically ill artists + organizers, organizations, and allies. Please reserve a spot for our TALK BACK Convening through our website. If you have any questions, email Lexy and moira at firstname.lastname@example.org. With the goal of collective care, we are running our events on Crip Time, so please know that programming may start at a slightly later time than listed, depending on the needs’ and good vibes of our wonderful participants and visitors.
Flux Factory gallery and ground floor, gender-neutral bathroom is ADA Accessible. No ID or fee necessary for entry. Free tap water is available as are chairs with backs.
The closest subway stations with street level elevators is Queens Plaza (E, M, R trains), and 21st Street Queensbridge (F Train). MTA Elevator and Escalator Status. TALK BACK will include audio guides and large-print of written work. There is a quiet space within the gallery with low-level lighting, earplugs, chairs, cushions, eye masks, and reading material. Service animals are welcome. Please arrive fragrance free and with quiet phones. Thank you!
Please feel free to contact curators Lexy Ho-Tai or moira williams at email@example.com about access needs and questions. Thank you!
Please feel free to contact curators Lexy Ho-Tai or moira williams at firstname.lastname@example.org about access needs and questions. If you require ASL interpretation or real-time captioning, please reach out by May 24, 2019, if possible. Thank you!
TALK BACK is made possible through in-kind support from Materials for the Arts, Enjoy Life, Stimtastic, Disability/Arts/NY, a generous donation from Joe Cardillo, and supported by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs Create NYC Disability Forward Fund