Self Storage NYC is a site-specific exhibition-event taking place in select self storage facilities in Long Island City and Flux Factory’s gallery. The project is a major Flux Factory show occurring throughout October, organized by a team of international curators.
Join us for Flux Thursday, our monthly potluck dinner and art salon. Dinner starts at 8pm in the kitchen, and then around 9:30pm we’ll head to the gallery for artist presentations and performances.
Friend-of-Flux Sunita Prasad will present Presumptuous Gestures, an ongoing project initiated in 2012. This series of performances in public space, captured as video tableaux with a hidden camera, makes vivid the social codes of co-existence in urban space by breaking those codes with simple acts of physical touch. Visiting collective Reactor will discuss the current exhibition, Log!c ?stem, in relation to the group’s past work and different modes of production. They will reveal aspects of their approach to developing Log!c ?stem that might otherwise go unnoticed. Former Flux resident Meng-Hsuan Wu will screen documentation of the creation of Moment to Moment, a collective project made on the Flux premises, in which a school of goldfish tickle participants’ subconsciouses. Flux resident Adrian Owen will perform with his crew Any Size Mirror is a Dictator, a process-based dance-opera that problematizes reflective methodologies for researching “culture” by using them to research themselves. Any Size Mirror is a Dictator manifests as an installation and 12-15 evolving performances which force frenetically moving and singing bodies, live music, sculptural props, and spectators into experiential paradoxes surrounding relationality and subjectivity, materiality and immateriality, and meaning-interpretation vs. meaning-making. Matthew Gantt will present some compositions he’s been working on for hardware samplers and electronics, and giving a short talk on the sampler as instrument, formal structure in modern electronic composition, and how to expand these pieces for larger ensembles.
Image courtesy Sunita Prasad.