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SEEING IN THE DARK

May 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Image Description: A light-skinned man is playing a piano with his eyes closed, head tilted upward and back. He has a wide open mouth, joyful smile on his face. His hair is thick black and gray. He is wearing a beige blazer and black button-down shirt. In the foreground is the inside of the piano he is playing. The piano lid is shiny and has his reflection on it.

Image Description: A light-skinned man is playing a piano with his eyes closed, head tilted upward and back. He has a wide open mouth, joyful smile on his face. His hair is thick black and gray. He is wearing a beige blazer and black button-down shirt. In the foreground is the inside of the piano he is playing. The piano lid is shiny and has his reflection on it.

SEEING IN THE DARK
TALK BACK Workshop
Thursday, May 16th 6:30-8:30pm

RSVP (Not Required But Requested)

This workshop centers around sensory experiences and expressiveness. Together, let’s try to walk, talk and play in the dark.  Let’s discover what you can see without looking.

In this workshop, participants will be invited to move through space and play various instruments in darkness. The aim of this jam session is to perceive everything in a new way, shifting preconceived notions of people and space. The dark can be liberating, allowing you to express yourself without fear of being looked at and judged.

The workshop will run for two hours. Participants do not have to bring anything.

Ivan Dalia, the facilitator, is an Italian pianist and composer. Blind from birth, he has led the Ivan Dalia trio and quintet on independent tours throughout Europe. He has garnered numerous national television appearances as a piano soloist for his contemporary jazz compositions and has been a presenter for several national live television events. His music is dynamic and direct, suffused with irony and playfulness with vast influences from classical music.

Seeing in the Dark workshop is presented as part of TALK BACK, an exhibition that centers the lives and leadership of disabled artists and organizers.

TALK BACK is curated by Lexy Ho-Tai and moira williams.  

Accessibility:

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 and braille versions 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 access@fluxfactory.org about access needs and questions. If you require ASL interpretation or real-time captioning, please reach out by May 13, 2019, if possible.

TALK BACK is made possible through in-kind support from Materials for the Arts, Disability/Arts/NYa generous donation from Joe Cardillo, and supported by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs Create NYC Disability Forward Fund Enjoy Life .

Details

Date:
May 16
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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