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.
Homecoming Exhibition Dates: August 1 – 17, 2014
Opening night: August 1, 6-9pm
Banquet: August 2, 7pm Tickets Available Here
In celebration of Flux Factory’s 20th anniversary, we’re opening our doors for Homecoming, an epic extravaganza. We’ll excavate the layers of artworks, inventions, and aesthetic mishaps that fill our labyrinthine building. We’ll reveal 20 years of archives, from the Kissing Booth Secret Tapes, to the long lost holographic family portrait. And of course, we’re adding to our stacks with commissions of new works by Fluxers near and far.
On August 1st, 1994, an idealistic philosophy student named Morgan Meis, fed up with the dorm life style, released Huckleberry, an unemployed tabby, on the empty top floor of a Williamsburg warehouse. According to lore, the feline made a beeline for the far corner of the room, took care of some personal business and everyone in attendance took it as an omen that the search for their Brooklyn promised land was over.
Flux Factory was born.
After two evictions, a move to Queens, hundreds of residents, a long overdue no-pet-policy, one shipwreck, two shantytowns, decades of beauty, wonderment, making the impossible happen, and only one stabbing, Flux is turning 20 and we want you to celebrate with us. Expect time capsules, a Going Places Doing Stuff revival (in three acts), weather patterns, the entirety of Public Broad Fluxing, a new and improved kinetic sound sculpture door bell, and a few carte-blanches. Expect to get lost on Fluxiness. In other words, expect wonders.
New commissioned works by (but certainly not limited to): Stephanie Avery, Jean Barberis, Man Bartlett, Jacobus Capone, Nick Cregor & Ditte Lyngkær Pedersen, Daupo, Jason Eppink & Alex Nathanson, Gordon Fitch, Caitlin Foley, Ayden Grout, Lena Hawkins, Wieteke Heldens, Jaime Iglehart, Ellen Kleckner, George Kroenert, Jonah Levy, Martina Mrongovius, Alison Nguyen, Douglas Paulson, Misha Rabinovich, Annie Reichert, John Roach, Ben Seretan, SP Weather Station, Alex Wolkowicz, and Angela Washko.
Organized by: Jean Barberis, Aliya Bonar, Jason “Phunquey” Brown, Jason Eppink, Shona Masarin, Georgia Muenster, Douglas Paulson, Sam Perry, Nat Roe, and Christina Vassallo.