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.
July 3, 4 – 6 pm
Flux Factory Gallery
In the second in a series of events related to Air, Water, Earth and Fire, artist Hope Ginsburg and SP Weather Station will collaborate on an event inspired by Ginsburg’s Sponge series of hands-on, participatory workshops – a discipline-bending project that empowers participants to absorb information, swap-knowledge, and (inspired by the infinite reproductive powers of sea-sponges), envision new events of their own. The evening will feature short presentations by special guests including artist Beka Goedde, artist/biologist/teacher Nim Lee, artist Marie Lorenz, and others with local knowledge of the NYC waterscape.
Come, absorb, and share. This event is made possible (in part) by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.