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Richard Garet and Andrea Haenggi performances
June 3 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
As part of the Wilder LIC Exhibition, Flux will host two performance and potluck afternoons at the Windmill Community Garden.
June 3, at the Windmill Community Garden, 39-22 29th St, Long Island City
Doors: 4 pm
4:30 pm – Andrea Haenggi’s “DON’T TOUCH ME: A Participatory Fieldwork Performance”
5:30 pm – Richard Garet, quadraphonic sound performance
++ food provided throughout by Flux Iron Chefs!
Only 15 may participate in Andrea’s piece, RSVP is a must at this link. This event is FREE (!!) to the public with no RSVP needed – the RSVP is only necessary to be a participant in Andrea’s performance.
More about the artists
Richard Garet works with sound and visual arts; New Yorkers may remember Richard’s work from the 2013 MoMA Exhibition “Soundings”. His materials emerge from ontological investigations of background noise and the decadence-and-decay of technological utilities. Garet seeks to invert the normative function of background noise from unconscious status to active presence. The images and objects in his work stem from processes and experimentations applied to both outmoded and current technological media that emulate situations that translate material source into abstractions.
Artist website: www.richardgaret.com
Andrea Haenggi’s choreographic practice explores the various social, ecological and political mediations of spontaneous urban plants we often call “weeds” through embodied movement based practice. The weeds “have a question for me” and “have to tell me/us something”, they become my choreographic directives and as well my performers.
The attentive physical fieldwork “There was a sign saying DON’T TOUCH ME” invites participants to collectively create a performance work within the mosaic of spontaneous ecosystems of urban plants (aka weeds) surrounding the Windmill Community Garden in Long Island City. Within this context, the urban plants are additional audience members as well as dance partners. Guided by Haenggi’s “urban weeds movement alphabet language” participants will experience possibilities of assembling with and caring for their own bodies as well as those of the urban plants.
“There was a sign saying Don’t touch me” explores the limits of individual and collective willingness to be there for one another, moving beyond humans, and cultivates radical practices of intimacy. Ritual, bioscience, foraging, dance, voice and somatic practices underpin this participatory attentive physical fieldwork. These biodynamic encounters bring us deeper into the social connections of an urban block, and uncover questions of how interspecies “wilderness” and companionship can feel in this, the 6th mass extinction.
All are welcome, no training needed, just a willingness to be physical with the land and to be in proximity with humans and non-humans. We will sit and lie on the sidewalk, wear comfortable clothes that can handle a little dirt and dust. The tour is limited to 15 participants and tickets are required with a suggested $5 – $10 donation. RSVP is a MUST to participate.
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