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Speed Fortune Telling & Plushy Karaoke
August 31, 2022 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm UTC+2
For a festuge edition of Flux’s weekly Wednesdays at Camping Book1, Gil Lopez will lead in making personalized origami fortune tellers and lead a round of speed fortune telling for everyone to read each other’s fortunes using their freshly folded divination tools.
Simultaneously, Maureen Catbagan wiill lead Plushy Karaoke – Bring your favorite plushy, dress up in costume, cosplay, or your favorite rock star and sing your heart out! No judgments, only arty fun!
Maureen Catbagan is a Filipinx American, multi-media artist based in New York whose work engages social collectivity, examines relations between identity and experience, and explores new forms of empowerment. Collaborative projects include Object II Body with artist IV Castellanos, Abang-guard with artist Jevijoe Vitug, Flux Factory, and HOWDOYOUSAYYAMINAFRICAN? Collective. They have also written critical essays with Dr. Amber Jamilla Musser. Catbagan has performed and exhibited in venues such as The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Center for Book Arts in New York, Witte de Withe Center for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam, and The Cotemporary Museum in Honolulu.
gil lopez is steeped in Southern hospitality and culturally entangled through summers with his family in the barrios of LA. Formally educated in landscape architecture and philosophy, gil currently creates & recreates in Lenapehoking (so called Queens, NYC) as a community organizer, environmental educator and water protector. Through integration of topics spanning culinary arts, gardening and fermentation to primitive skills and mysticism, and through the reciprocity between soil, plants and humans/animals, gil creates opportunities to reclaim the commons cultivating inter-species community through experiential learning, participatory activism, civic eco-ritual and the potential legacies their events have on our shared future(s).
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