Date: August 3rd, 3 - 6 PM Location: Flux Factory, 39-31 29th Street, Long Island City, NY Traffic Disruption Village asks us to consider what we would need to survive under the conditions of a mass stalled auto disaster. In 2010, China experienced a 9 day, 100 km long traffic jam that turned the road into “a collection of rooms”: a temporary village born of disaster. Traffic Disruption Village will serve as a drill for New Yorkers to prepare for a similar potential disaster phenomenon before it occurs.
7 Common: A Case Studios Project in Collaboration with Local Partners
Case Studios, in residence at Flux Factory for November 2017, are examining artistic strategies within food politics, societal culture and commuting along the route of the 7 Train.
Through practice-based research, 7 Common investigates and maps the broad culinary cultures between Main Street, Flushing and Hudson Yards, Manhattan, using the train line as a tool to navigate the shifting landscapes of our time and emphasize our commonalities within the contemporary context in New York.
7 Common Meal and Talk
Thursday 16th November
7pm – 9pm
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In response to ongoing research as part of 7 Common, Case Studios will host a Meal & Talk Event in the Flux Gallery, with presentations from: Gil Lopez (Queens Action Council), Jeff Orlick (Founder of the Momo Crawl), Ethan Frisch (Burlap & Barrel) and more speakers to be confirmed.
As an exploration of taste memories, Case Studios are hosting a shared meal in the Flux Gallery. As part of research project 7 Common, the group have been collecting responses at each stop along the 7 Train, between Flushing Main Street and Vernon BLVD – Jackson Ave asking questions such as ‘How would you describe your neighbourhood using taste?’ and ‘What does your food heritage mean to you?’. This meal experience will be shaped by the collected responses.
If you’d like to attend this event, and you haven’t yet completed a neighbourhood food survey, Case Studios are inviting you to complete the survey online here:
Encuesta en Español
Survey in English
7 Common Open Studio
Sunday 19th November
12pm – 8pm
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On Sunday 19th November Case Studios are inviting local practitioners working with food to use the Flux Gallery as a platform to share their work and their ideas. This sharing of practice can take place in any format, and as an example, Gil Lopez will host a beer brewing workshop from 6pm.
If you’d like to propose taking part, for which Case Studios is offering a small stipend for all collaborators, please email Case Studios via email@example.com.
Tamal Workshop with Mujeres en Movemiento
Sunday November 26th 12 – 6pm
Free workshop in Spanish and English.
Come spend time in the Flux Factory kitchen creating delicious Tamales!
Case Studios is a collective of: Josefin Vargö (Sweden), Sam Perry (UK), Will Owen (USA) and Louise Hobson (UK) in collaboration with local partners. For more information about the project, please go to www.casestudios.org and follow #7common on social media.
7 Common is generously supported by Konstnärsnämnden -The Swedish Arts Grants Committee and Wales Arts International.