Flux Thursday: Tongue Tide

This Flux Thursday is in connection with a Flux Factory 2017 Major Exhibition, Tongue Tide.

One view from July 6 – July 30.

Inspired by Flux Factory’s location in Queens, NY — the most language-dense area in the world– Tongue Tide explores the multitude of ways in which artists engage with language, addressing both its tide-like ebb and flow as well as its limitations.is curated by Flux Artist-in-Residence Christina Freeman and Curator-in-Residence Emireth Herrera Valdes.


I am also We: the consciousness of decolonization أنا أيضا هن: وصية بتفكيك الاستعمار

a solo exhibition by Razan AlSalah رزان الصلاح


Waste Machine

The Aesthetic of Waste Collective will occupy the Flux Factory gallery, and transform it into a burnt-out Midtown lobby, where participants will assemble an abomination of performance.


Windmill Community Garden Block Party

The Windmill Community Garden is a brand new green space for Long Island City built by Greenthumb and maintained by the community with co-founders the Dutch Kills Civic Association, Growing Up Green Charter School and Flux Factory.


LIMO CULT

Flux Factory is pleased to present LIMO CULT, a collaborative installation including a luxurious 70 foot limousine, immersive sculptural and video installations with performances,The Culinary Equalizer, and interactive sacrificial deep frying at The Main Concessions. Produced by Springboard Collective, this is a one day event not to miss!


Flux-a-Thon Flux Thursday

Are you on a Flux-a-Thon team? Do you want to be?
If you want to join a team, or just come by and hang out to help teams build their floats for the Flux-a-Thon, join us in the Flux Gallery any time after 6pm on Thursday June 8th for Flux-a-Thon float-making-madness..
Thursday, June 8th, 6pm.
Dinner at 7pm. Bring some food or drink to share.


An Invocation at a Moment of Cataclysm

An Invocation at a Moment of Cataclysm, an installation of painting, projection and print by Flux Artist in Residence Jonathan Sims, is a confrontation with past and future human rituals that follow a period of uncertainty and upheaval.


WFLX : FLUX FACTORY RADIO

DJ Vinyl Richie and the Flux Formula


UpStander Training and Basic Self Defense

Upstander workshops are designed to equip those facing hate and violence with de-escalation skills and basic self-defense techniques.


It Becomes Me : a solo exhibition by multidisciplinary artist Ro Garrido.

Ro Garrido is a multidisciplinary artist from Queens, New York born in Lima, Peru. You can see more of their work at rogarrido.com


Column Shifting: Cultural Equity & Organizational Sustainability Fellowship

Flux Factory’s Cultural Equity & Organizational Sustainability Fellow, Oksana Mironova will organize a series of events at Flux Factory to gain a better understanding of the relationship between financial stability and cultural equity in non-commercial art spaces.


Sanctuaries: 3 Mental Wellness Workshops for Queer and Trans* People of Color

Herbs: April 11th, 7-9 pm at Silent Barn
Aromatherapy: May 9th, 7-9 pm at Flux Factory
Boudoir: May 27th, 7-9 pm at Flux Factory


Inter/Exist: two years in Jackson Heights

NYC are small islands of people exiled by their homeland into a dirty, loud, free, and uninhibited simulacrum of their homeland. Artist-in-Residence Gezi Cao is throwing questions at the foreigners who chose this foreign land.


Film Screening, “My Brooklyn” with the Real Estate Investment Cooperative

Join us for the NYC Real Estate Investment Cooperative’s screening of Kelly Anderson’s 2012 documentary, “My Brooklyn.”


Flux Thursday : Mother’s Day card making workshop

Join us for this month’s Flux Thursday for a Mother’s Day card making party and opportunity to welcome the Spring, with artists Ashley Yang-Thompson and Eleni Zaharopoulos.


Tutti Frutti : Exhibition by Will Owen

Tutti Frutti is a solo exhibition of works by multidisciplinary artist, composer, and curator Will Owen.


Major Exhibition : The Endless and Mobile Beautiful Collapsible Labyrinth

The Endless and Mobile Beautiful Collapsible Labyrinth is an interactive sculptural installation taking over Flux Factory’s gallery. Sculpture, video, sound and performance will inhabit a serpentine maze of track-mounted rolling walls, a kaleidoscopic reimagining of rolling library stacks.


Bringing the Content Back : Solo show by Wieteke Heldens

Wieteke Heldens is pleased to present Bringing the Content Back. It’s her fourth solo-exhibition with the Flux Factory. In this exhibition she will show her Content drawings in the gallery, but also at the places where they are from. She is bringing the content back.


Quality Programming : for Against Competition / Towards Mutual Aid

6:00 – 7:00 Site-Specific Projection @ Dutch Kill Greens created by current Flux Artist, Razan AlSalah

7:00 – 8:00 Feminist Cocktail Party @ Flux Factory

8:30 – 10:30 PARADISO: a subversive party, curated by Cosmic artist J Triangular


Against Competition / Towards Mutual Aid: ABC No Rio in Exile at Flux Factory

ABC No Rio and Flux Factory are proud to collaborate on the process-based exhibition, Against Competition/Towards Mutual Aid. Seeking an alternative to the competitive atmosphere of art production and exhibition.


Flux Thursday : Artist as Ally

Flux Factory and ABC No Rio present the panel “Artist as Ally.” Please join us for a potluck and discussion, as four artists will share how they engage the arts in ways that address social issues.


Open Call : We Have Always Lived in the Future

This exhibition examines the presence of marginalized groups within the global Silicon Valley and its prevailing visions of future technologies. We are looking for works that address these representations——or lack thereof——in areas including but not limited to: accessibility, virtual reality, surveillance, machine learning, and artificial intelligence.


Firoz Mahmud : ‘Gust of hot spice and mystique fable’

Bangladeshi born artist, Firoz Mahmud, will present his new film/video ‘Blurred Reading’, photographs, blood painting, mixed media works and drawing on paper.


Only the Hurt Can Heal, or, What’s Been on My Heart: a ritual meditation by Joshua Moton

An installation and performance based in the language of rootwork, Santería, conjure and vodun. It layers sound, sculpture, cuisine, scent and action to create a transcendent space to of Afro-Atlantic refutation, overcoming, healing, togetherness, and understanding.


Flux Thursday : Artists-In-Resistance

Bring something delicious to share this Flux Thursday as we gather activists and movement organizers to discuss how folx in the wider Flux community can support the call for social justice and human rights at the dawn of this political era.


Introduction to Transparency Tools

An interactive workshop were we will explore simple conversational tools that can be used in groups of coworkers, flatmates, friend circles, congregations and community groups.


Rethinking Residencies: Publics and Counterpublics at Triangle Arts

Rethinking Residencies: Publics and Counterpublics reflects on artist residency programs, what communities they serve, and the responsibilities each has to one another in a moment of marked cultural upheaval.


Flux Greeting Cards Line Inc. – Screen Printing Workshop

Flux resident Sarah Dahlinger will lead screen printing demos and show participants how to print their very own selection of Flux greeting cards.


Declare Queens as a Hate Free Zone

December 2nd, 5:30
Diversity Plaza, 74th street and 37th road, Jackson Heights


12 : Cassette Release Party for Ivaylo Gueorgiev & Eric Pitra

Opening Reception / Cassette Release Party for Ivaylo Gueorgiev & Eric Pitra’s audio work 12, and celebrating it’s addition to the Flux Factory doorbell created by artist, John Roach.


Screening and conversation with Chiang Kai-chun

A series of experimental films by artist Chiang Kai-chun


A Precipice, Abandon, A Dotted Line

A labyrinthine video installation, inviting the viewer to experience darkness as a space for embracing the uncertain.


CryptoParty at Flux Factory

Flux Factory will be hosting the first CryptoParty in Queens this month, featuring a series of informative discussions on privacy, surveillance and some hands-on training with digital privacy and encryption technology.


Halloween Costume Fluxtravaganza

Make your own Halloween Costume, with help from a Flux Artist-in-Residence, buy an artist-made-mask or order a custom costume!


Flux Thursday : The Turn of the Q & The Red Spread

Please join us at Flux Factory for our October Flux Thursday Pot Luck dinner! The Red Spread refers to a 13 course all red tasting menu that will be a part of the evening.


Flux Thursday: Column Shifting

Please join us at Flux Factory for our November Flux Thursday Potluck dinner!

The evening is focused on the issues relating to Flux’s upcoming project Column Shifting, which explores the relationship between financial stability and cultural equity in small art spaces in NYC.


Flux Thursday : Artificial Retirement

Please bring food and drink to share! Please join us on September 8th for our monthly community potluck and art salon: an informal time to catch up with old friends, eat something delicious prepared by our artist-chefs, and learn more about projects by Fluxers old and new.


Blind Ambition with Virginia Mallon and Anne Murray

A roundtable discussion with contemporary and emerging artists: Virginia Mallon, Anne Murray, Seren Morey, Katarina Rasic, and Joshua Dylan Rubin on the crucial needs of artists that arise from adversity along with the intentional cultivation of a blind eye.


IN HONOR OF IMPERFECTION: Cultivating mindfulness through creative practice

In Japanese Zen Buddhism, the term wabi sabi represents the practice of finding beauty in life’s inherent imperfections. Guided by this philosophy, the workshop will present an array of creative tools for integrating mindfulness and meditation into one’s artistic practice, and greater scope of life.


Artists’ Books Workshop

A short history of the artists’ book, participants will have an opportunity to create their own book works. Bringing your own materials is encouraged, but not required.


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