Stephen McLeod is working on an ambitious project to play Erik Satie’s composition, “Vexations” on 840 different pianos. It will probably take him many years to complete. In the meantime he is making (silly) experiments using the Vexations score as a starting point — considering the problems of instruction art and the limitations of language in conveying any sort of truth.
11-4 pm : Open Costume Making Session @ Flux Factory (materials provided)
4 pm : Flux-a-thon Begins @ Flux Factory
5 pm : Awards Ceremony @ Smiling Hogshead Ranch
6-9 pm : eating, dancing and celebrating @ Smiling Hogshead Ranch
Smiling Hogshead Ranch is an all-volunteer urban farm located on an abandoned rail spur in Long Island City, Queens, New York. They’ll be hosting the afterparty for the Flux-a-thon, a spectacularly jubilant, semi-absurd twist on a traditional walk-a-thon, complete with costumes and floats, all to raise money for another year of Flux Factory’s unique and collaborative residency program.
Come to Smiling Hogshead Ranch at 5 pm on May 7th and cheer the Flux-a-thon to the finish line! Join our guest judges Hrag Vartanian (Editor-in-Chief & Co-founder, Hyperallergic), Paddy Johnson (Founder & Editorial Director, Art F City), Harriet Taub (Director, Materials for the Arts), Kevin Balktick (co-founder, FIGMENT) and Connie Wang (Fashion Features Director, Refinery 29) in awarding teams prizes for best costume, best use of recycled materials, most funds raised, and more!
Then from 6-9 pm, Hogshead will transform into a BBQ and Dance Party, featuring the Center for the Holographic Arts behind the grill, scrumptious dishes donated by Beija Flor, Dutch Kills Centraal, and Tom Cat Bakery, and music by none other than DJ Vinyl Richie and DJ Seaarch.
Celebrate spring, support Flux Factory, and keep the arts thriving in LIC!
***Instead of selling tickets to the event, we’re asking partygoers to DONATE TO THEIR FAVORITE FLUX-A-THON TEAM for entry! We’ll also be selling day-of tickets at the entrance to Smiling Hogshead***
*By donating $20, you get entry to the BBQ & dance party*
*By supporting Flux Factory with a $50 donation, you get entry, plus a free drink!*
*By supporting Flux Factory with a $150 donation, you get entry, plus a meal, plus 3 free drinks!*
*All donations go directly into Flux Factory’s operating costs, helping keep our doors open, our woodshop sawing, and our residents producing over 75 FREE and ALL AGES exhibitions and educational events a year!*
GIF by Jason Eppink