February 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pmFree
Fort City is a fully-operating city in Flux Factory, Long Island City, Queens County, New York City, United States constructed 90% from salvaged bed sheets, fabric and materials from MFTA and the pay-per-pound Goodwill in VanDam Street. The projected 2018 population census is expected to be 54 3⁄4. The City includes a post office, movie theater, diner, public library, school, hospital, general store, houses, and a town hall. Fort City will be fully operating with each area open to the public for screenings, games, readings, classes, general sales, etc. There will also be a school prom in the Town Hall, complete with prom photo booth.
9 PM-12 AM Performances
Immigrant Ball by Katya Grokhovsky
“Immigrant Ball” is a participatory performance event, in which several performers, all first generation immigrants of diverse backgrounds, invite the audience to the extravagantly DIY Ball, during which the city on site will be gradually destroyed through choreographed debauchery. Allowed to misbehave, the immigrants take over the territory; claiming their place, ready to begin again, to renew, to reimagine through their own lenz, reversing the dominant cultural narrative in the process.
City 1- Saturday, February 24, 2018
10AM – 9PM FORT CITY
9PM-12AM Immigrant Ball
City 2- Saturday, March 3, 2018
10AM -9PM The Central Nervous City
9PM-12AM The Destruction of Civilization
CITY 3- Saturday, March 10, 2018
10AM – 8PM City with a Diamond Heart
8PM – 10PM Experimental performances and music
CITY 4 – Saturday, March 17, 2018
10AM – 7PM Art Trash City
7PM – 9PM The Sanitization
10PM – 12AM Music by The Company Soundsystem
About Flux City 6
Flux City 6 is an homage to the temporary communities of Flux Factory and an exploration of cities as created and idealized by individuals and small groups. During each week an artist will create a city, or their interpretation of city-ness in the Flux Factory gallery creating a broad and all encompassing installation work which culminates in a public opening for that city and a destruction event meant to bring about its end – organized by a separate artist or group. Each week the City builders will repurpose the materials left behind by those who came before as we collectively meditate upon cycles of politics, ownership, creation and destruction.
Flux City 6 is a four week cycle of city creation and destruction and rebirth and cataclysm and phoenix-rising-from-the-ashes and Godzilla-traipsing-in-from-the-sea-in-a-breath-of-fire-and-chaos. Flux City 6 is curated by Seth Timothy Larson and Abigail Entsminger.
Flux Factory’s events are always free to the public and, thanks to our generous supporters, we’re able to pay artists to produce the new artworks we exhibit. Unless otherwise noted, events take place at 39-31 29th Street.
To view Flux Factory’s archive of events before 2018, click here.