Flux Factory on Governors Island presents Traveling Fountains + Performances, a site-specific installation by Graciela Cassel, and performances by Julia Santoli and Carolina Rivera. This show is curated by Emireth Herrera Valdés.
Join in a leisurely evening walk (re)discovering the hidden treasures and future histories of Area K and the UAC. Bring your personal, ecologic, industrial and other cultural knowledge and imaginations to share as we redefine our mental maps and place in time.
Flux Factory hosts Flux Saturdays, a monthly public program, on the last Saturday each month through October. The exhibition opening of Julio José Austria, open studios with Amelia Marzec and Itala Aguilera, and outdoor performances by Jemila MacEwan, Jack Helfrich, Erica Mancini, Reverend Billy & The Stop Shopping Choir, Jevijoe Vitug, and Maureen Catbagan.
On the occasion of a full moon, Fluxer Gil Lopez will create create a public ritual/ceremony, including a fire. We will mythologize on lunar cycles, astrology and offer a guided meditation. Expect a bonfire, dance party, projections and anything else the space, talent and spirit allows.
Huggeormen is hosting a celebration with Flux Factory, Aarhuspanti, Aarhus Billedkunstcenter and BKF Midt. We’ll bake pizza in an outdoor kiln, light the bonfire up proper, consume copious cool beverages, and host karaoke, performances and…
Join us for an evening of screenings created by ‘Failure Egg’ collective artists Jack Helfrich, Jemila MacEwan, and Rob Ruth. ‘Failure Egg’ is a multi-disciplinary performance collaboration that takes an…
Songs from some of the biggest trans music stars in a fundraiser for Trans Justice Funding Project played in the beautiful lawn at Colonels Row House 404A featuring short solo music sets by Erica Dawn Lyle (Bikini Kill, Art in America), Gavilán Rayna Russom (LCD Soundsystem), Erica Freas, Sulynn Hago, Worm Mother, Amelia Jackie, Starly Bri, and Kate Slauter.
Meal8: Open Kitchen is centered around dishes that can be cooked in the absence of fire. With the limitations of the available kitchen in mind, we explore in this menu propositions for a kitchen without heat: cooking without a stove or oven; operating with limited access to water; and focusing on fermented, cured, macerated, preserved, and pickled ingredients.
Labyrinth available for self-guided walking meditation (6-8 pm), Group activity labyrinth education + instruction by gil lopez (6:45 pm), Durational Fortune Telling with Mirrors by Jonathan Sims (6-8 pm).
Flux at ARoS Residents are excited to join the annual Sydhavnens Festival. Aarhus’ industrial district in Sydhavnen will have a blowout weekend to showcase the musicians, artists, entrepreneurs, associations, drop-in…
Anders Visti (Code&Share Aarhus) and Lee Tusman (Flux Factory) will lead this workshop, an introduction for artists and creative practitioners and those new to building websites, or a radical re-introduction…
Friends and Lovers, come to Flux Factory’s latest showing of multimedia composition at the ARoS Auditorium. Expect filmic interludes, the sounds of badgers cooing and cawing, a daxophone orchestra, the…
Join Flux & Dirty Time for Dirty Karaoke! Bring your favorite song about dirt, death or climate change and we’ll help each other keep our spirits up even though we know the end of the habitable world is nigh.
Join LiveCode.NYC for livecode visual and music performances during their main club event. Performers: Visuals Nicole Schwartz (schwaz) Cameron Alexander (emptyflash) Gwen Pasquarello (gwenprime) Sidney San Martín (s4y) Shelly Xiong…
Find visiting and accessibility information for Nowadays. Our community has been around for five decades, but little of our history has been preserved. Curator, researcher and NYC-based DJ PlayPlay will…
Fluxers filmmakers Patrick Topitschnig and Catalina Alvarez will present a selection of films at Williamsburg’s cooperatively led Spectacle Theater. Purchase tickets at this link. PLACEwherethereisawill, 2005, Video, 2:42, Austria, Patrick…
Sympoietica, by Maureen Catbagan and Sholeh Asgary, is a participatory performance that creates a space of solace, recuperation, and creative expression through our relationship to the earth and its multi-species…
Huggeormen is hosting a celebration with Flux Factory, Aarhuspanti, Aarhus Billedkunstcenter and BKF Midt. We’ll bake pizza in an outdoor kiln, light the bonfire up proper, consume copious cool beverages,…
In this workshop, Black Femme Brunch will guide participants in leaving behind the present and pursue the possibility of a future world. This event is part of the Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See group exhibition.
September 25, 2-4pm at Flux’s house on Governors Island (Colonels Row House 404A)
Join us in relaxing in a field of softness, resting in the face of pressure to do more. This interactive exhibition invites you to pause, take your shoes off, touch, hold tight, loosen your grip, lay down, breathe deep — and see what shows up from there.
During Comics Club, participants will enjoy a series of guided and timed drawing exercises that will invoke unpredictable comic characters, scenes, and strips. With both group and individual activities, attendees…
Join us for two screenings with Q&As from each director as well as a one-night-only pop-up exhibition. 17:30 -18:20: Untitled* “Pop-Up Exhibition” by Jimmy Sommer @arospublic18:30- 19:10: Soulitate a film by Shubhdeep…
Mobilise/Demobilise is an artistic response to a world of increasing conflict, crisis and emergency. Human mobility and the impact of mobile technologies are explored through a series of networked performances,…
An evening of live experimental audio-visual performances including the duo of Catalina Alvarez and Victoria Keddie, Daniel Fishkin and Alex Nathanson Victoria Keddie and Catalina Alvarez will present 56.1629° N,…
What is an international point of connection? FOOD! Flux + Food is an intentional meet and greet between Aarhus and Flux Factory through projects about food. We will also be hosting the 2nd Silver Croissant…
September 4, 2pm-3:30 at Flux’s house on Governors Island (Colonels Row House 404A)
Alex Nathanson will be celebrating the release of his new book A History of Solar Power Art and Design. He will be joined by NYC-based artists and designers working with solar power whose work is featured in the book, including Ted Victoria and Benedetta Piantella.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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?
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 reflects on artist residency programs, what communities they serve, and the responsibilities each has to one another in a moment of marked cultural upheaval.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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?
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.