Dates: April 13 & 14, 2013 Go on a walk with a stranger through an encyclopedic collection of art and artifacts in NYC. This is the third in a seasonal series of dual stranger walks in affiliation with The Walk Exchange and Flux Factory, as part of Flux’s upcoming Fall 2013 exhibition, Untitled (As of Yet).
, Williamsburg – $10.00 or 2 for $17.00
318 Grand Street
(corner of Havemeyer)
L Train to Lorimer/Bedford
All Fluxers are more or less blankety blank, honkey kike frenchies, lazy asses, poorly dressed, weird freaky alien beings.
These are stereotypes.
Join Anheiser Busch and Jabz Joint, a new Cajun restaurant, in the old Flux Hood at Jabz Joint,
as they help to break stereotypes and support the Flux Factory, and a new documentary film which focuses on Stereotypes. The film (not yet titled), produced and directed by Sally W. Herships will look at stereotypes – what they are, where they came from, and how to break them
You get: Food, Beer, Live Music and “Stereotype Trivia”, Corn on the Cob Eating Contest, Fortune telling, Face Painting, Caricatures
JabzJoint will be providing lip smacking snacks suchas hot wings, Cajun fried potatos, etc..
Anheiser Busch will be bringingthe kegs and one free Budweiser to each guest! Eat,
drink and be merry – half the bar goes to the Flux Factory and Sally’s
movie so we encourage heavy drinking!
While you indulge catch the entertainment below.
7:00 – 8:00pm Jake Leg, Jake Leg is dedicated to preserving and re-interpreting the songs of America’s great musicaltraditions. Focusing on Country, Bluegrass, and Blues, they sing of the finer things in life: love, liquor, freight trains and Jesus.
9:00 – 9:30pm Stereotype Triva, Every wondered where the term “Honky” came from? Do you already know? Now’s your chance to find out! Show up and join a team. **WINNING TEAM gets a set of Mugpies from designer Daniel Harper!!
(These mugs sold at the Whitney Museum design store for $50 so now’s your chance to nab a set for free!)
9:30 Corn on the Cob Eating Contest,Flux’s own Sebastien Sanz de Santamaria will face off contestants in a timed display of gluttony. Who ever thought Corn on the Cob could be so suspenseful?
10:00 – 10:25pm Another Band (Clifford Lane – guitar/vocal, Megan Pearl – bass, Spencer Cohen – drums)
flows from quiet lyric passages to fuzzy epic rock. Each song feels like a journey,but is crafted like a pop song. They have been playing the New York City area for four years.
11:00 – 11:25 Another Band
AND Fortune Telling by Madam Irina. Sit down with the lovely gypsy, Madam Irina,
and listen as she reads your fortune in her cards.
ALSO If you’re not music or kern-ally inclined get your face made fun of in
permanent ink by Fred Harper (www.fredharper.com).
Fred has done illustrations for The New York Times, The Wall Street
Journal, D.C. Comics and countless other impressive
publications – now it’s your turn – let Fred draw your caricature.
Questions about the project please contact: email@example.com
ABOUT THE FILM
About a week and half after September 11, in 2001, I began working on an
oral history project, “Tell Us Your Story”, collecting people’s thoughts and
reactions to the events of that day. One evening, while interviewing in
Union Square Park, in New York City, I met a group of Sikhs. The men wore
turbans and many of them told similar stories of being mistaken by ignorant
people, unfamiliar with the traditional Sikh headdress, for Muslims or
residents of the Middle East. Men were forced to hide out in their
apartments, to remove their turbans, unthinkable in the Sikh religion, all
for fear of being attacked. Some even told of being chased down the street.
So many battles that are fought, both abroad and at home, are born out of
fear and ignorance. Fear of what we think we know about each race, age group
and cultural enclave, and fear of what we don’t. What will happen if one
group is allowed to marry? Or if another moves into a neighborhood?
Stereotypes stunt our education about each other and propagate fear of one
another. Therefore while our country is engaged in a physical war, we need
to be at war with stereotypes and learn to embrace our common humanity.
Across cultures, religions, ages and races, New Yorkers from the youngest to
the oldest are celebrating life not necessarily in ways you would imagine.
Through interviews and footage, this film seeks to embrace the joy of New
York City while waging war on stereotypes by exploring and archiving the
amazing array of New Yorker’s experiences during their days and nights out.
“A Night Out” will ultimately break down the preconceived notions that are
often assigned not only to race, but also to age, occupation and