March 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pmFree
March 3, 2018, 10 AM – 9PM On view
The Central Nervous City by Cait Davis
Cait Davis will create a city whose architectural influence and city structure is based off of human brain anatomy. The city will be split into hemispheres and then further split into parts and lobes. The function of the individual pieces within the brain will influence the use and design of the various buildings, parks and motorways of the city.
9 PM-12 AM Performances and Party
The Destruction of Civilization (By Toga Party) by Larissa Hayden
A city destroyed in homage to the fall of the first metropolis. Rome was central to the advancement of civilization and technological development. Yet it was one of their structural innovations that led to their downfall: the aqueducts. While the aqueducts distributed life-giving liquid (“water”) to the Roman people, they were also contaminated with lead. Lead exposure thereby contaminated the minds and bodies of the people who consumed it, leading to madness and ultimately the final destruction of the city of Rome. Larissa Hayden, New York City event planner and shot luge craftsman,will host a grand toga party that evokes the spirit of the original city, as all participants slowly descend into chaos as they drink from an elaborate shot luge modeled after Rome’s aqueducts. Attendees are encouraged to make their own togas upon arrival with materials provided. Various activities throughout the night will encourage bacchanal destruction.
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.