New episodes posted: August 12th, September 9th, September 29th American Alien, a project developed by Flux Factory Artist-in-Residence Ye Taik, is designed to increase awareness of the Burmese diaspora and to serve as a platform for the Burmese American voice. Through interviews published as podcasts on the Flux Factory website, American Alien will address topics related to Burmese innovation and hybridity.
Tickets for Margaret Coleman’s August 28 tour, Demonstrations of Aptitude, are very sold out!
Flux Factory is pleased to announce the third annual Going Places (Doing Stuff) artist-led bus tours! Think of it as “adventure as performance art.” The content of the tours is entirely up to the artist, and destinations are kept secret. Artists have “carte blanche” to lead a bus-full of people on an odyssey around New York City.
Before each tour, we provide only the following information: artists’ name, title of adventure, duration, and a list of needed supplies. In other words, when people sign up for a tour, they know what to bring and how long they’ll be gone, but will have no idea where they’re going or what they’ll experience. Last year’s adventures included ziplining to swimming holes, breaking world records, a trip to an abandoned mental asylum, a demolition derby, and camping in the rain.
Things that may or may not occur:
-Back of the bus juice
-Partial or total immersion in various bodies of water
-Impromptu dance parties
-Mesmerizing encounters with astonishing and unexpected fleeting beauty that will vanish before you can grasp it, leaving you with indescribable feelings of Baudelairian melancholy and enlightenment
-Life-affirming encounters with extraordinary individuals and their extraordinary pursuits
The tours will be on board a school bus propelled by vegetable oil provided by the Rude Mechanical Orchestra.
All tours are first-come, first-serve. Tickets go on sale one week before each tour. They go like hotcakes. We ask that you only sign up for one (to spread the wealth). All tours are $20, unless otherwise noted. No phone calls please!
Going Places, Doing Stuff III Dates:
July 10 Liz Barry, Yoni Brook, Jason Eppink & Bill Wetzel: Rock the Block
July 17-18 (Overnight) Jeff Stark & A’yen Tran: Camp!
July 24 Rachelle House, Lacey Tauber & Marin Tockman: I <3 Townies
August 7 Josh Bernstein, Moses Gates, Matt Levy & Moira Williams: Wild Tilly’s Circus Story
August 14 David Horvitz: 500 Golden Buddhas and the Speed of Water
August 21 Marie Lorenz: Ghost Ships of the Kills
August 28 Margaret Coleman: Demonstrations of Aptitude
Curated by Jean Barberis and Georgia Muenster.
For questions or interviews for which we can only provide extremely vague and evasive answers due to the secretive nature of this project, please email email@example.com.
For information about the Rude Mechanical Orchestra, click here.
Going Places (Doing Stuff) III is made possible in part through support from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Carnegie Corporation, and the New York State Council on the Arts.