For George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Sean Reed and Ahmaud Arbery We are collectively in a moment of trauma, but the deeper trauma has been and is experienced by the minds, bodies, and spirits of the Black members of our…
In order to respond to the unfolding COVID19 crisis, this exhibition has been postponed until mid 2021. Exact dates are yet to be determined. If you are currently submitting or have already submitted, we are still accepting applications through April 27th.
Flux Thursday: Wicket Leeks Potluck & Artist Salon
7:30 pm Potluck
8:30 – 9:30 pm Salon Style Presentations in the Flux Factory Gallery
Join us for Flux Factory’s longest running public events, Flux Thursday. Please bring food or drink to share
This two-hour class (with handouts + practical exercises + Q&A!) is created to give you a basic, crucial grounding in the financial aspects of being “in business” as a creative, artist, and cultural worker.
Don’t miss Friday night at Rinkworm featuring performances by MOM, Seth Timothy Larson and Abigail Entsminger, and Joseph Keckler followed by a late-night roller disco with PlayPlay and Sponsored Lynx.
ray’s walkshop aims to create an adjacent speculative space where bodies activate the site through their engagement with the space while disrupting the normative gaze by moving between spectator and actor.
Curated by Christina Freeman, Emireth Herrera & moira williams, S.T.E.P…. seeks to be an overlapping convergence & entanglement of walking, walk-based works & programming, mobilizing throughout New York.
Join us Saturday, May 5th for a celebration of untamed New York with Wilder LIC, the very first group exhibition at the Windmill Community Garden. This outdoor exhibition features thirteen artists whose work seeks to make visible the wildness that…
WFLX is an ongoing Flux Factory project, organized by DJ Vinyl Richie with love. WFLX broadcasts interviews with artists, play lists by Fluxers, and hype for Flux projects from our humble home in Long Island City
Weedy Nomad: A Walking Tour of LIC’s Forgotten Landscapes
Weedy Nomad: A Walking Tour of LIC’s Forgotten Landscapes May 27, 2 – 3pm Part of the Wilder LIC Group Exhibition Tour commences at the Windmill Community Garden, 39-22 29th Street in Long Island City Join artists Thomas Choinacky and…
In this introduction to DJ’ing, Jess Dilday (PlayPlay) & Richie Nathanial (Vinyl Richie) will go over various techniques DJs use both to create a seamless musical journey and to provide a fresh performance.
May 10, 7p – Flux Thursday potluck and artist talks
May 12, 1p-5p – “Good Vibrations Acoustic Cartography Tour”
May 26 & 27 – “Weedy Nomad” tours
May 27, 4p-7p – Amirtha Kidambi and Jessica Pavone
June 3, 4p-7p – Richard Garet and Andrea Haenggi
… (S.T.E.P…. ) embraces the many ways and bodies we walk while asking how walking as a creative act can open conversations about visibility, perception, time, labor, economics, exploration, mapping, colonialism, migration, the environment, health and the connections between all of these.
Schedule of Events
January 11th, Flux Thursday, 7pm – 10pm
January 12th Opening & Film Screening, 7pm – 9pm
January 13th, Gallery hours 1pm-6pm
January 14th, Gallery hours 12pm -3pm
6pm – Artist talk moderated by Atlanta based curator Martina Dodd & closing party
Open Call for new works: Wilder LIC at Windmill Community Garden
Wilder LIC is a May 2018 multimedia group exhibition produced by Flux Factory taking place at the Windmill Community Garden. This open call, with a February 11 deadline, invites proposals for artworks which address some or all of the exhibition’s themes investigating how multimedia art can promote local community building and urban agriculture.
This event is part of the program for Must They Also Be Gods, a Flux Factory Exhibition that runs until November 2nd. Night of PerformanceOctober 25, 7pmIn the Flux Factory Gallery PERFORMERS Zeelie Brown Zeelie is an interdisciplinary artist whose spiritual…
click here to return to the main Takeover page October 19th, Noon – 4pm All events will take place concurrently from noon to 4pm, inside Socrates Sculpture Park. Events with a set duration will have a schedule of start times…
Thursday, August 8thDinner 7pmPresentations 8pmFree and open to the public Let us know you’ll be coming on FB and invite your friends! This event is free but please do bring food or drink to share! This event will take place…
Air Rights: a series of artist-made flags curated by artist and Fluxer, Christina Freeman.
The first flag is Revised U.S. Flag #4 (Francisco Franklin), designed by Francisco Franklin, in collaboration with artist Maya Grace Misra, combines elements from the United States flag and the flag of his home country, Panamá.
Open Call: Saunter Trek Escort Parade… (S.T.E.P…. )
S.T.E.P… welcomes proposals that approach walking from all perspectives and people: walking as protest, to take up space, to be visible, walking as choreography, walking as marching band, as Hip Hop, as Carnival, intervention, parade, pilgrimage, funerary, liberation, labor, humor.
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.
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.
Flux Factory is pleased to present Humorgous Smorgasbord, a group exhibition of artworks that utilize incongruity through live performance, video,sculpture and writing. Most of you probably won’t make it out to see the show. You’ll likely have other plans during the Friday night opening and performances on September 8th. Or let’s guess, can’t make it to an old-fashioned smörgåsbord dinner with artist presentations on Thursday, September 14th. So, what’s funny?
Delicate Failure: Open Studio hours with Chen An An and friends
Artists An-An Chen, Lulu Meng and Tzu-An Wu will be collectively working on an ongoing installation, that includes video and sculpture in the Flux gallery space. Come meet them to talk about their work and see their process.
Flux Thursday: Art Basel Thrift Store (and Gallery) Strictly Business Martini Auction
Please join the artists of Going Once, Going Twice for a once in a lifetime experience as they auction off 7 signature martinis in celebration of the Grand Opening of Art Basel Thrift Store (and Gallery).
This new business will truly be an ultra-thrift store and gallery, offering shoppers 1500 square feet of high-quality, make-an-offer retail and art. People are already buzzing that this might be the only thrift store and gallery of its kind.
Video Jam, a U.K. based experimental film/music collective comes to Knockdown Center! This event pairs musicians with film-makers to explore the dynamic between live sound and moving image, responding to the musical, cultural and artistic influences of Jean-Michel Basquiat.
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.
IFlux Factory is pleased to announce its next 2017 Major Exhibition, Tongue Tide. 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.
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.
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!
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…
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.
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.
Major Exhibition : We Have Always Lived in the Future
An exhibition and series of artist-led discussions called, Silicon Flux, centering marginalized groups who are ignored or erased from Silicon Valley’s visions of future technologies. We seek to engage the ways that ableism, white supremacy, misogyny, colonialism and other modes of discrimination operate within the supposed impartiality of this industry, culture, and lifestyle.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Same not same : video and sound installation by Eva Ursprung
During her stay at Flux Factory, Eva Ursprung is collecting similarities between Graz and the areas surrounding Flux Factory in Queens. In her video- and sound environment, she will highlight the similar/different faces of post- and co-industrial lifeworlds in Graz and Queens.
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.
Jung In Jung is a current Flux artist who has been working with contemporary dancers to create interactive audiovisual dance work. With “Shaping Time . Space” Jung presents a series of short dances in collaboration with dancers, musicians and visual artists.
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.
Artificial Retirement specifically addresses the question, What is failure in this technologically aided era? The show presents artworks and performances by artists working with ideas of ‘Failure, Imperfection, and Destruction.’
This month, Flux Thursday is part of the group show 3459, which connects artists in both London and New York City via livestream, two cities 3459 miles apart. Come for connections made via high and low technology.
Participants will create a robot from scratch. These robots will act together to become an amalgamated body to performance during the opening reception. The reception and exhibition will feature the robots made during the workshop.
This class is designed to be a quick introduction to off grid solar power, covering basic electronic knowledge, hardware requirements, basic off grid solar circuit design, and how to determine your power needs.
Flux Thursday : Interdependence Day BYOBBQ Potluck
Our July Flux Thursday potluck will be a play on the American Independence Day BBQ.
A reverse July 4th party, we will celebrate collaboration, cooperation, cross-pollination, relation & alliance building, and the recognition of the impossibility of autonomy. Bring your own grillables for our vegetarian grill or a side dish to share. Dancing shoes are suggested.
Sarah Greenbaum presents a three part series of paintings and drawings about waste and the pollution in and around the Newtown Creek Waste Water Treatment center in Greenpoint, Brooklyn and how human activity has been the dominant influence on the environment.
A play created in collaboration with the Aesthetic of Waste and several Flux artists. The installation transforms Flux’s white box gallery into a colorful, unpredictable, and disposable theater-labyrinth.
For three weeks in June, Debt Positive invites you to bring interest to bear on indebtedness that is shared openly and not exclusively. Debt might be the fundamental basis of human relations, but today it is also tricky business. Individuals shun it, but organizations welcome it as a means to grow. Debt seems to drive the economy yet appears abstracted to absurdity.
On View: Wednesday, May 18th – Sunday, May 22nd, 12-4 pm Potluck, Artist Talks & Dance Party: Saturday, May 21st, 8pm – 12 am *FREE* This exhibition celebrates the exuberance of the Flux Factory community, presenting work made by…
DO YOU! arose from a mutual desire to create a space for experimentation––a space for queer, trans, & gender non-conforming folx of color to workshop their ideas, feel out their feelings, and meet new collaborators.
Luminous Flux by Kathryn Sclavi is an interactive fabric fort installation and watercolor painting series dedicated to the phases of love, metaphorically interpreted by light emitted by the sun and absorbed by the moon.
Saturday, February 20th
11 am – 1 pm
This iteration of Breakfast Club will center around a conversation on production and the actions that lead to the making of things; things being art, exhibitions, events, etc.
One Day Pop-Up Reception: Sunday, February 28th, 4-8 pm (with music by DJ Vinyl Richie) Wieteke Heldens is pleased to invite you to Once Upon a Line, her third solo-show. She will share her paintings and drawings made during her current residency…
TOK Hosts a Conversation on Russian-American Media and Ideology
Wednesday, December 9th 7-9 pm To commence a three month residency at Flux Factory, TOK curators Maria Veits and Anna Bitkina will host a roundtable discussion in Flux Factory’s kitchen. All are invited to see presentations, and join in on an…
Alchemical Projections is an evening event at Flux Factory showing short experimental films. Join us in at 7 PM in the Gallery at Flux Factory to see projections from Kyle Parsons, Elisabeth Wieser, Jason Eppink, among others. The night will foster learning, wonder— and provoke conversations on the matter…
December 2015 Test patterns are geometric charts used to calibrate video display and print quality. In television they are often accompanied by reference tones, which are audio files for testing signal transmission. Technical standards are visual, auditory, or mathematical…
For three Tuesdays in July, Flux Factory and the New York Restoration Project are organizing a series of solar cooked meals paired with performances that focus on bringing interactive and community-oriented arts outdoors.
We are excited to announce an OPEN CALL for our annual benefit! Flux Factory’s Not-So-Silent Auction has become one of the best art parties of the year, and we’re looking forward to making this one even more thrilling than the last. Tell us what you’re interested in doing!
There is nothing to eat on Mars, unless you eat rock. To augment government and private space programs, The Menu for Mars Supper Club will research and taste-test a menu for dinner tables en route to, and on, the Red Planet.
Open A.I.R. Artist Services Program and Flux Factory Present: Ultra-red URXX Twenty-years of Militant Sound Research
Founded in 1994 by two AIDS activists, Ultra-red is an international sound art collective with twelve members based in Los Angeles, New York, Berlin, and multiple locations in the UK. For twenty years Ultra-red has used sound research within and…
Friday July 11, 8pm + Exquisite Contraption continues to run flawlessly after 5 months! It has definitely never failed at all. We’ll run the machine several times an hour to celebrate its enduring success, and it will be perfect every time because it’s always perfect. Why would you expect anything different?
March 13th, 8pm+ FREE!, but please bring something delicious to share. Join us for Flux Thursday, our monthly potluck dinner and art salon, organized this month by Flux Artist-in-Residence, Ayden L.M. Grout. Dinner starts at 8pm in the kitchen, and…
February 13th, 8pm+
FREE!, but please bring something delicious to share.
This month’s Flux Thursday is organized by Flux Artists-in-Residence, Chris Stiegler, Serge Stephan, Zuzia Juszkiewicz, Ben Seretan, and Jimmy Riordan. It will be an night of curated experiences including poetry, movement and experimental food pairings.
Bring a date and bid on some art to support NYC’s hardest working art collective. We will honor Harriet Taub of Materials for the Arts, and Swoon, for the enormous impact their work has had on Flux Factory and the greater cultural sphere.
Date + time: Saturday, December 14th, 7pm – 9pm
Location: Queens Museum, New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens
Ben Davis, Natalie Jeremijenko, and Tom Finkelpearl will duke it out over the complex role of perennial art events in a globalized society and how they influence artistic production, consumption, and the construction of contemporary art history. This fifth Flux Death Match, ‘Ennial Spectacle, is Flux Factory’s contribution to Queens Museum’s Queens International 2013.
Date + time: November 7th, 7:00pm
Location: Flux Factory, 39-31 29th Street, LIC Transportation Alternatives and Flux Factory collaborate on Cyclists: Know Your Rights & Responsibilities, a panel discussion about staying safe while NYC figures out its bike culture. Totally free!
Date + time: Wednesday, October 30th, 6pm-9pm
A portal has opened at Flux Factory, allowing beings from another world to slip through, to explore and extract all that the city has to offer. Join us for this one-night event!
Date + time: Sunday, October 27th, noon – until we win
Location: Cooper Park, Maspeth Ave & Morgan Ave, Brooklyn
Free! All ages!
Happy Halloween 2013 DIYBA basketball tournament, featuring D.I.Y teams, including 285 Kent, Body Actualized, Death by Audio, Fitness / Red Light District, Roulette, The Silent Barn, Le Wallet, and returning champions, Flux Factory.
Date: Saturday, October 19th, 2:45pm – 3:45pm
Location: Eyebeam, 540 W 21st Street, NYC
Flux Factory is pleased to announce its participation in the Alternatives Fair at Eyebeam, organized by the Arts & Labor working group from OWS.
Date + Time: Thursday, October 17, 7 p.m.
Location: New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens
Flux Factory presents Galactic Drive-In, as part of Empire Drive-In, a month-long series of programming within a full-scale theater made out of wrecked cars as audience seating and a 40-foot screen constructed from salvaged wood.
October 10th, 7pm+
This month’s Flux Thursday, organized by our very own Community Organizer resident Dylana Dillon, will bring together local community members, growers, and organizations to connect and engage around Food Justice initiatives in LIC. Our potluck dinner will feature food from local farmers and beer from local brewers but please bring a dish to share!
Date: Sunday, September 1st, 22nd, and 29th
RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org by August 25th
Flux Artist-in-Residence Sarah Witt’s Bridges to Beaches is a bicycle tour that investigates the expansive portfolio and social impact of Robert Moses, the so-called “master builder” and urban planner of New York in the 20th century.
September 12th, 8pm+
FREE!, but please bring something delicious to share
Please join us Flux Thursday, our monthly potluck dinner and art salon. This month’s Flux Thursday is an extension of the group exhibition, Untitled (As of Yet), which explores disruption to routine as a fruitful phenomena. With performances and presentations by Christopher Ulivo, Ander Mikalson and Alex Hayden, and Douglas Paulson & Christopher Robbins.
Date: Thursday, September 12th, noon
With an atlas and a ruler, Christopher & Douglas will determine the halfway point between participants. They are beginning with a team of 5 and each participant’s location will alter the meeting point. Other adventurers may inquire about meeting them halfway, but have to specify what they can contribute to the expedition.
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.
Date: Saturday, August 24th, 2013
Time: noon – 9pm
The most famous publishing house in Cologne, Germany presents art zines and artist books. The TBOOKS COLOGNE Pop Up Shop at Flux Factory will feature new publications + new drawings by Flux Artists-in-Residence Philip Emde and (Tim).
June 28th thru July 20th
We’ll explore the tools & techniques involved in the creation of hybrid audio and visual artworks with emphasis on tactile interaction and the experimental use (or mis-use) of common technology and re-purposed equipment.
Thursday, June 13th, 8pm+
This month Flux Thursday turns its attention to artists and creators, from across the globe, who are working outside of their home country. Borderless, organized by Flux Artist-in-Residence Marco Castro, will take over the Flux kitchen and roof to create a multi-course and multi-sensory feast.
Sunday May 26th, 6 – 9pm Second Session + Bike Tour
Sunday, June 2nd, 1 – 6pm
How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Bike is part of Flux Factory’s 2013 educational initiative, Make It Til You Break It, a series of hands-on workshops that teach practical skills and culminate in a group activity among participants.
Date + time: Sunday, May 19th, 11am – 6pm
Location: Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Road, Long Island City
Two Flux-Artists-in-Residence will host a discussion about different artworks in the Noguchi Museum, as part of Community Day May 2013.
My Diamond Shoes are Too Tight: A Discussion of Fame
Date + time: Wednesday, May 15th, 8pm
Location: Flux Factory Gallery, 39-31 29th Street, LIC
FREE! My Diamond Shoes are Too Tight: A Discussion of Fame is a panel discussion and presentation bringing together three artists who have a critical and unique approach to celebrity: JD Samson, Nathaniel Sullivan, and Ann Hirsch.
Date + time: Saturday, April 27th, 8pm+
YouTube Karaoke with MC Jason Eppink: 8:30pm – 10:30pm
Viva Bodyroll: 10:30pm – 11pm
DJs: 11pm – 2am
Tickets: $10 in advance, $12 at the door
#ArtsTech Unconference Attendees: 1/2 off tickets at the door ($6) + drink ticket
Join us for dance floor Twister, manicures, pizza, DJs, a ball pit, funky chaperones, a secret bar, and YouTube karaoke with costumes and green screen so that you can croon better than Beiber!
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).
Opening reception: Saturday, March 16, 6pm – 8pm
Exhibition dates: March 17 – April 3
Hours: weekends from 12pm – 6pm or by appointment
Flux Factory is pleased to announce The Wonder Cabinet, an exhibition that brings together an eclectic group of artists to compose a narrative together and build a walk-through cabinet of curiosities filled with elements from the text.
Date + time: March 8th, 2013, 6:45pm
Location: EYEBEAM, 540 W 21st St. New York, NY 10011
We’ll be presenting an odd slideshow of Fluxy project outtakes, and reveal some juicy nuggets from the Fluxy emails of yesteryear.
Date: Saturday, February 23rd, 6 – 8 pm
Cost: free for the entertainment! $5 for a sampling of food!
Delight in the culinary talents of our Artists-in-Residence while celebrity judges Paddy Johnson, Steven Stern, Harriet Taub, David Shapiro, and Tracy Candido determine the ultimate Flux Iron Chef.
February 14th, 8pm+
Join us for romantic raffle prizes, Fluxygrams delivered by cupid, heart-shaped desserts and incredible artist presentations by Lena Hawkins & Champagne Sequins, Reid Bingham, Jason Eppink, Sean McIntyre, and Christine Laquet.
Date + time: Thursday, January 24th, 8 pm – 10 pm
Location: 29-27 41st Avenue, Long Island City
In this last Flux Death Match, we’ll wade through the murky waters of arts funding. Where should the money come from? Who should it go to? And what happens to the art when they get it? Steve Lambert, Alexis Clements, and Deborah Fisher will help us figure it out.
It’s an all Flux resident crew this month: Artists-in-Residence Maria Pecchioli, Anne Duk Hee Jordan, Marco Castro, and Stephanie Avery will talk about their recent and upcoming projects, and Alex Nathanson will perform his multimedia project with violinist Dylan Neely.
Help us celebrate an exciting year at Flux Factory with a silent auction of over 75 works by artists from our extensive community, including Center for Tactical Magic, Ghana Think Tank, Jude Tallichet, Jason Eppink, and Shantell Martin. We will honor Martha Wilson of Franklin Furnace and Shelley Rubin of A Blade of Grass for their work in supporting artists who engage with diverse audiences and interests.
Date: December 2nd, 1 pm
Please join Dillon de Give and Ada Smailbegovic to discuss the results of “Long Walks in the Park”, a project that invited bird watchers and dog walkers to be paired for one-on-one strolls together in Prospect Park, without their dogs or their binoculars. The meeting will open a conversation on nature, park philosophy and diplomacy.
Dates: November 17-18, 2012
Location: Prospect Park
Dillon de Give’s Long Walks in the Park pairs bird-watchers and dog-walkers in the style of a Camp David politicianʼs stroll, for dialogue on park philosophy. This is the second 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).
Momentarily thrown off course by Frankenstorm, the fight for free culture will resume at the new time of 6pm on Sunday November 11th. We’ll screen sample-based works by Bryan Boyce, Jon Dieringer, Elisa Kreisinger & Marc Faletti, and Flux Factory Artists-in-Residence, Soda_Jerk.
Election day is just around the corner, and there’s much more at stake this year than the Presidential race. Join Lincoln Restler, Democratic District Leader from the 50th Assembly District, to learn all about local government in New York, who is responsible for what kinds of decisions, and most crucially, why it’s important to vote in your local elections.
Domestic Revolution is an interactive workshop series focused on different areas of domestic life: food, sewing/mending, bike maintenance & repair, and power tools. Learn how to fix a flat, build that perfect knapsack, make your own protein bars, and work that drill.
It’s an all Flux resident crew this month: Curator-in-residence Sam Perry and Artists-in-Residence Angela Washko, Cecilia Enberg, Christina Helena Romirer, and David Spriggs will talk about their recent and upcoming projects.
Residency Unlimited/Flux Factory Artist-in-Residence Sonya Schönberger, and participating Public Trust artists Nathaniel Katz & Valentina Curandi, Heidi Neilson, and Jo Q. Nelson will talk about their recent projects.
Time & date: Saturday, September 8th, noon – 1pm
Location: TD BANK at the corner of Broadway & 50th Street, NYC
Join us for the public performance of a physical audit—a subtle performance by a team of dancers who will touch everything in the bank with their hands—in search of dirt. This performance is part of the September 2012 Flux Factory exhibition, Public Trust.
Opening reception: Friday, September 7, 6 pm – 9 pm
Exhibition dates: September 7 – 29
Hours: open weekends, 12 – 6 pm or by appointment
Flux Factory is pleased to present Public Trust, a group exhibition that celebrates the crucial roles public institutions fill, as well as questions their strategies to engage visitors and stay relevant to their lives.
Staged ‘Actions’ Events, by Monica Rodriguez, is a series of re-enactments of protests performed by artist groups who fought for the reform of large cultural institutions. This timeline of artists’ protests in NYC is part of the exhibition Public Trust.
The Pacifist Library by Nathaniel Katz & Valentina Curandi
Curandi and Katz’s The Pacifist Library is a nomadic library made from recycled and donated materials that will travel to public locations. In the streets, libraries, and at Flux Factory, their library will create spaces for the exchange of radical ideas. REUSE = PACIFISM.
Le Grand Slam Guignol by Matt Freedman & Jude Tallichet
Join us on September 8th for Le Grand Slam Guignol, a fun and somewhat bewildering exercise in free form theater of the absurd by Matt Freedman and Jude Tallichet, for the Flux Factory exhibition Public Trust.
Dates: August 25-26, 2012
Location: Rockaway Beach
Dillon de Give’s Long Walks on the Beach provides a framework to literally enact a cliché with a stranger. This is the first 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).
Flux Death Match: Is Small Big Enough? (Planning & Intervening in Public Space)
August 22nd, 8 pm – 10 pm
Planners, advocates, architects, and urbanists will converge on Flux Factory to argue over sustainable urban tactics, who is empowered to make the biggest impact, and how to measure change on a city-wide scale.
August 14th, 7 pm – 9 pm
Our August workshop will highlight some projects currently underway in Queens that are helping to increase park space, make transportation safer for pedestrians and cyclists, and empower community members to reclaim a major part of NYC: the streets.
August 9th, 8 pm – 11 pm
Performances by Human Shield, Sandix Servat, Michael DiPietro, Pedro Jiminez and Lena Hawkins, Jason Tschantre, Jacob Cohen and Uniska Wahalo Kano, and Ariel Wolf-Burlesque, with an experimental dance film by Ye Taik and the Black Sheep, and an installation by Andrea Burgay.
Thursday, July 26, 7 – 9pm
Learn everything you ever wanted to know about Newtown Creek, but were afraid to ask! Eric Sanderson of the Mannahatta Project will share historical research he’s collected on the Superfund site and Kate Zidar, Executive Director of Newtown Creek Alliance, will present information on how community members can participate in materializing visions for its future.
Fluxer Jaime Iglehart and friends-of-Flux Eric Bowman, Mark Bolotin, and Alan Webber will present their recently completed projects and works-in-progress during our monthly potluck dinner and arts salon.
Wednesday, June 20, 7 – 9pm
In conjunction with Flux Factory’s June exhibition Bionic Garden, we’ll present Reclaiming Vacant Land for Community Use with Paula Z. Segal of 596 Acres. The 596 Acres project focuses on identifying vacant City-owned property and working with communities on coalition building, political action, and ultimately, influencing the City to turn over control of this property for use as gardens and open spaces.
Julia Kaganskiy moderates this firey debate over The New Aesthetic, while Greg Borenstein, Carla Gannis, Kyle McDonald, and Molly W. Steenson duke it out. It will be an epic discussion over a fairly recent movement in visual culture.
Date: March 8th, 8pm+
Location: Flux Factory, 39-31 29th Street, Long Island City
Flux Thursday is our monthly potluck dinner and art salon, where artists can present their recently completed projects or works-in-progress to a receptive audience. Join us for presentations by Alison Nguyen, Elisa Harkins, Angela Washko, Anders Bojen & Kristoffer Ørum, and Randi & Katrine.
Flux Factory is pleased to present The Future of Your Neighborhood: Who Decides? The objective of this series is to inform New Yorkers about strategies for self-organizing to enact positive change in their neighborhoods and in the city as a whole.
Flux Factory presents iSpy, a conceptual reality game show that brings together live streaming video, live audiences, and unsuspecting participants for a rollicking good time through the misuse of surveillance.
April 12th, 8pm+
Friends of Flux Stephan von Muehlen and Paula Z. Segal will discuss their recent trips to Brasil, where they documented people struggling for rights to the land on which they live. Then, Ye Taik will read an excerpt from his unfinished essay, “Ordinary – extra,” Christina Vassallo will show evidence of Flux Factory’s recent exploits in a foreign lands, and Nick Cregor will debut his ONE MAN BAND.
Date + time: March 27th, 2012, 7 pm Location: Flux Factory, 39-31 29th Street, Long Island City, Queens Postage stamp, something to write home about is a performance by Nooshin Rostami. In her work she studies the threats of habituation…
Date + time: March 21, 8pm
Location: Flux Factory, 39-31 29th Street, Long Island City
Flux Factory is pleased to present Flux Death Matches, a new initiative that takes online debates into real-space at the Flux gallery. Watch the unruly argument unfold as Paddy Johnson, Hrag Vartanian, William Powhida, and John Powers debate over the strategies artists use to engage with OWS.
Date: March 8th, 8pm+
Location: Flux Factory, 39-31 29th Street, Long Island City
Flux Thursday is our monthly potluck dinner and art salon, where artists can present their recently completed projects or works-in-progress to a receptive audience. Join us for presentations by Flux Artists-in-Residence Lehna Huie, and Adrian Owen, plus friends-of-Flux Juan Fernando Morales and Nick Cregor.
Date: Sunday, February 26th 2012, 4 – 6 pm
Location: Flux Factory, 39-31 29th Street, Long Island City
SP Weather Station will host a Special Preview for the 2011 edition of the SP Weather Reports, presenting new works and works-in-progress by its most recent group of collaborating artists. Now in its fifth year, SP Weather Reports is a collated portfolio published annually by SP Weather Station.
Date + time: February 19, 7pm
Location: Flux Factory, 39-31 29th Street, Long Island City
Please join us at Flux Factory for a potluck dinner where the collectives openhagen and Goodman & Gallows will contribute to the ongoing dialogue on collaborative practices initiated at Congress of Collectives in October 2011. The event is free and open to the public; bring something delicious to share.
January 12th, 8pm+
Flux Thursday is our monthly potluck dinner and art salon, where artists can present their recently completed projects or works-in-progress to a receptive audience. Join us for presentations by Flux Factory/Residency Unlimited artist Anastasios Logothetis and friends of Flux Matthew Silver, Arthur Bum, and Drew Hamilton.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012, 6:30pm
Flux Factory hosts a program organized by Queens Council on the Arts and Kickstarter! Learn how to structure a project, what kind of rewards work best, and other helpful tips and valuable stats for your next fundraising campaign.
Tuesday, December 20th, 7 pm – 10 pm
Center 548: 548 West 22nd Street, NYC
Help us celebrate a colossal year at Flux Factory with a silent auction of over 100 works by artists from our extensive community, including SWOON, The Yes Men, Mark Dion, eteam, and Las Hermanas Iglesias. We will honor Nato Thompson of Creative Time and Paddy Johnson of Art Fag City for the lasting imprint their work has had on contemporary art.
Date: Thursday, December 1, 6 – 9pm
Location: Materials for the Arts, 33-00 Northern Boulevard, Long Island City
Materials for the Arts is pleased to present Creative Reuse in New York City, an exhibition of site-specific work by three of its nonprofit member organizations: Flux Factory, Local Project, and Free Style Arts Association, as well as work by Materials for the Arts teaching artists and workshop participants.
November 17th, 7:30 pm – 9 pm
Learn how to conduct an interview with confidence, how to approach different kinds of subjects and how to ask good questions in this workshop taught by Pauline Pechin, freelance journalist and editor of All That We’ve Met.
November 10th, 8pm+
Flux Thursday is our monthly potluck dinner and art salon, where artists can present their recently completed projects or works-in-progress to a receptive audience. Join us for presentations by current and past Fluxers Nick Normal, Jesper Aabille, Douglas Paulson & Gretta Louw, Alex Wolkowicz, and Karol Radziszewski.
Call for proposals: Banquet for America
Flux Factory invites you to submit a proposal for Banquet for America, a 3-week long experiment in building a utopian village. We’re looking for builders, chefs, sideshow barkers, and performers to construct and inhabit our town within a gallery, complete with a theater, banquet hall, specialized shops, and more.
Date: Saturday, October 29
Time: 6 pm – 10 pm
Come on down to support the Habitable Spaces project. The evening will feature a colorful mix of bands, djs, performance artists, and of course – tacos and tasty cocktails.
Date: October 19, 7 pm
Location: Flux Factory
Join us for Collaborative Means, a project that brings together a series of artists working both collaboratively and collectively, relying on cooperative strategies for the realization of ambitious projects.
October 13, 8pm+
Flux Thursday is our monthly potluck dinner and art salon, where artists can present their recently completed projects or works-in-progress to a receptive audience. Join us for presentations by Alison Ward, Melinda Maclean, and Melissa Brown.
Dates: October 2 – 21
Locations: Flux Factory and throughout NYC
Check out all of our Congress of Collectives events this October–hosted by Flux Factory, Creative Time, Union Docs, and Nurture Art–compiled into one handy page. The events are free and open to the public.
Date: Saturday, September 17
Time: all day
Locations: PS1, chashama LIC, Flux Factory
In preparation for next year’s 72 HOUR URBAN ACTION, we invite you to join us for a day of brainstorming sessions, inclusive public planning workshops, talks with professionals and city officials, and a guided tour.
Classes in September!
New teachers, new friends, new Trapper Keepers, and new classes at Flux Factory in September. This fall our educational workshops focus on the combination of art and technology. Class instructors include Jason Eppink, Marius Watz, and thefuturefuture.
Date: Saturday, September 17
Time: Doors open at 9 pm
Flux is throwing a party and the only way you can lose is if you don’t come. The games will be rigged, the prizes will be flowing. Entertainment provided by Ninja Sex Party, The Ruffian Arms, DJ Dirty Finger, DJ James Stacher, DJ Tinseltown, DJ Mountains, DJ Vinyl Richie, Babycastles, and of course, Flux Factory & friends.
September 8th, 8pm+
Flux Thursday is our monthly potluck dinner and art salon, where artists can present their recently completed projects or works-in-progress to a receptive audience. Join us for presentations by Jer Thorp, Angela Washko, and Gretta Louw; a net art debate by Marius Watz and Lindsay Howard; and a performance by My New Project.
Opening reception: Thursday, August 25th, 6 pm – 9 pm With a special screening and live musical accompaniment at 8 pm
Dates: Friday, August 26th, 10 am – 6 pm
Las Hermanas Iglesias present Faraway Neighbor, an exhibition of sculpture, painting, performance and video by 5 Tasmanian and 5 New York based artists.
As part of Natalia Porter’s Trajinera Boatbuilding workshop, Eduardo Porter will lead a conversation about how this nation benefits from Mexican migration, and how it is that Mexican communities contribute to the growth of this country.
August 11, 8 pm+
Flux Thursday is our monthly potluck and salon, where artists can present their recently completed projects or works-in-progress to a receptive audience. Join us for performances by Flux Artists-in-Residence Lawman Lynch, and Miatta Kawinzi with Jamal Jordan, as well as a presentation by Pauline Bastard & Ivan Argote. We’ll also have presentations by Flux associates Arthur Poisson, Maria Schweitzer, and Las Hermanas Iglesias.
SWIMMING CITIES in collaboration with SEA WORTHY present: A Celebration of The Battle for Mau Mau Island with Rusty Lazer (New Orleans, Bounce!), Dirtyfinger (Black Label), Geko Jones (Que Bajo?!) and Barney Iller (Rubulad).
First opening reception: July 22, 5 pm
Dates: Weekends, July 22 – August 27
Times: noon – 6 pm
Location: Marina 59, 5914 Beach Channel Drive, Far Rockaway
MarinArt is launching an exhibition space at Marina 59 in Far Rockaway, as a sub-project of Flux Factory’s ongoing Sea Worthy exhibition. Curator Arthur Poisson is currently seeking artists to exhibit work at MarinArt for the four weekends of August.
Social Hijinks! A screening and live action lecture night
Wednesday August 10, 7:30 pm
Free + Bring your own beverages and snacks
In conjunction with the exhibition Why Participate?, Angela Washko has organized a lineup of videos and live performative lectures by artists whose projects take place within social spaces.
July 14, 8 pm+
Flux Thursday is our monthly potluck and salon, where artists can present their recently completed projects or works-in-progress. Join us in our communal kitchen for Pakistani cuisine prepared by guest chef Farah Shaikh. After dinner we’ll go to the gallery for presentations by Flux artists-in-residence Adrian Owen, Tom Watson, Alex Young, and Hannah Heilmann, as well as a performance by MART and a discussion on the work of traditional Tibetan artist Tenzin Lama by Noni Pratt.
Opening reception: July 9, 6 pm
Dates: Wednesdays through Sundays, July 9 – 30
Invite or Reject is an ambitious new Irish Visual Arts Exhibition curated by MART’s Ciara Scanlan and Matthew Nevin. The show consists of 15 selected Irish artists to create new work spread over a three-city exhibition.
Please join us on the boat for singing together. We will gather on the dock and learn songs together. All will be welcomed in small groups onto the boat to learn simple, resonant group song together over the water.
Hope Ginsburg and SP Weather Station present an evening inspired by the infinite reproductive powers of sea-sponges. Featuring short presentations by special guests including Beka Goedde, Nim Lee, and Marie Lorenz.
Part of Flux Factory’s Summer School program, this day-long event explores the practical, philosophical, and playful applications of the term “hacking.” Presentations cover topics such as culture jamming, dumpster diving, email encryption, and the repurposing of waste items into useful tools.
Classes in July!
Flux Factory’s Summer School is a new program that leverages the immense knowledge within the Flux community to engage the public in learning, making, and collaboration. Classes take place on Thursdays and Saturdays in July.
Constance Hockaday’s Boggsville Boatel and Boat-In Theater
July 7 – September 4
Marina 59, 5914 Beach Channel Drive, Far Rockaway
As part of Sea Worthy, artist and boat-builder Constance Hockaday has constructed a series of floating hotels and a theater in the Neutrino tradition, complete with a movie or lecture each night this summer.
Gina Siepel: CACOPHONY, A Series of Listening Trips
Cacophony is a series of early morning expeditions by boat in the Bronx River and the Jamaica Bay National Wildlife Refuge, an exploration on the intersection of nature and the city through the medium of sound.
Jessica Segall: Procession for Immediate Certainty
Artist and boat-builder Jessica Segall will conduct the Procession for Immediate Certainty, carrying her handmade Norwegian faering in a parade across Manhattan launch into the East River in the style of a Viking funeral.
In response to the untimely end of the Captain Courageous, a handmade take on the Polynesian fishing canoe made from parts of an ice rink, Hans Maharawal and Thomas Robinson are constructing a new vessel: a pirate ship.
June 9, 8 pm+
Flux Thursday is our monthly potluck and salon, where artists can present their recently completed projects or works-in-progress to a receptive audience for feedback. Join us in our communal kitchen for presentations by guest chefs René Smith and Sutthirat “Som” Supaparinya, as well as Flux Artists-in-Residence Sean Metelerkamp and Wieteke Heldens.
Part I: Sea Worthy xhibition on view at EFA Project Space Opening Reception: Friday, June 10, 6-8 pm
EFA Project Space presents an exhibition featuring artists who approach water navigation as subject, as part of Sea Worthy–a partnership between Flux Factory, Gowanus Studio Space, and EFA Project Space.
Check out all of our Sea Worthy events this summer–hosted by Flux Factory, Gowanus Studio Space, and Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts–compiled into one handy page. The events run through August; all are open to the public and many are free.