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CHOREOGRAPHY FOR BLACKBOARD

In DANCE, NEWS on December 20, 2011 at 12:53

JANUARY 8-11

“Choreography is not to constrain movement into a set pattern, it is to provide a cradle for movement to find its own patterns.” – Michael Kliën

A silent, communal matrix of individuals “dreaming the real” imprints a landscape of marks and meaning on the surfaces of blackboards through a series of rehearsed patterns. Rising thoughts, visual thinking, and sensual perception form a choreography relating to exchange, sedimentation, erosion and demise as audience members bear witness to the unfolding. You may sit, you may talk, you may read, you may walk throughout the performance.

The US Premiere of Choreography for Blackboards, a work by European choreographer Michael Kliën (with dramaturge Steve Valk), weaves the drawings of seven performers info a collective dance of minds. Drawing on seven monolithic blackboards, seven local and international performers follow exact, rehearsed procedures over a set period of time. As the drawings develop and become more expressive, audience members are invited to interact with the performances or simple observe. Once the choreography has come to an end, a landscape of drawings is left for display and contemplation.

Presented by PS122, part of COIL 2012

Sunday, January 8, 3pm
Monday, January 9, 6pm
Tuesday January 10, 8pm
Wednesday, January 11, 6pm
$20, $15 (students / seniors)

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THE THIEF OF BAGDAD

In EVENTS, NEWS on December 1, 2011 at 13:45


TUESDAY DECEMBER 13
5pm

To celebrate the holidays, we will present a wonderful masterpiece based on the fairy tales of the Arabian Nights.  Wanting to share our cinephile experience with the whole family this time around.

THE THIEF OF BAGDAD [106 mn] is a 1940 British fantasy film produced by Alexander Korda, and directed by Michael Powell, Ludwig Berger, and Tim Whelan, with contributions by Korda’s brothers Vincent and Zoltán, and William Cameron Menzies. It starred child actor Sabu, Conrad Veidt, John Justin, and June Duprez.

It is one of the most spectacular fantasy film ever made, an eye-popping effects pioneer brimming with imagination and technical wizardry.

free admission / $5 donation suggested

CELESTE PRIZE

In EVENTS, EXHIBITIONS, NEWS on October 26, 2011 at 08:03

NOVEMBER 11-13

Web platform in which artists and arts professionals from around the world share their common interests in contemporary art, encourage new projects, and promote their work in a positive and active community of like-minded individuals. Selections for Celeste Prize 2011, 3rd Edition, New York … check out the full program here

This year’s 50 finalist and 75 shortlisted [check out the slideshow here] works for Celeste Prize 2011 have been announced by our international selection committee of critics and curators. The 5 winners will be chosen by jurors Eugene Tan and Sara Reisman  at the awards night, 11/11 , during the final exhibition at The Invisible Dog. Selections were made by the following critics and curators, members of the selection committee: Joseph Gaylard , Mami Kataoka, Bibi Katholm, Oxana Maleeva, Davide Quadrio, Erin Sickler, WonGi Sul, Philip Tinari, Nicola Trezzi, Marco Mancuso, José Vieira, Eric Dunlap, Bertram Niessen, Claudio Sinatti, Marius Watz.

Celeste and The Invisible Dog are promoting Brooklyn Open Studios. On 12/11,  it will be possible to visit artists in their studios in Brooklyn.  BOS is a unique initiative which supports artists and puts them in direct contact with the public.  Two maps will be produced for the event; an interactive-map onsite Celeste, as well as traditional paper-map which will be distributed around Brooklyn and surrounding districts. Both maps will identify the exact location of all studios, as well as 5 specially curated routes suggested by the following New York-based curators: Nathalie Angles Founder/Director of Residency Unlimited, Emma & Ani Katz, Founders of Recession Art, Melanie Kress / Resident Curator for Recession Art, Risa Shoup, Independent Curator, Benjamin Sutton, Arts Editor of The L-Magazine

www.celesteprize.com

MUSIC

In EVENTS, NEWS on October 25, 2011 at 08:22

saturday november 5
7.30pm

New works from Michael Vincent Waller and Ben Owen.

Michael Vincent Waller – Glissando Phase I (201 – Isolets (2011)
Performed by Tom Chiu (violin), Alex Greenbaum (cello),
Margaret Lancaster (flute), and Matthew Gold (percussion).

Ben Owen – dot patterns for failed sound (2011)

Performed by Richard Kamerman, Anne Guthrie, Civyiu Kkliu, Matt Marble, Richard Garet and Ben Owen.

Ben Owen current work includes improvised and graphic score based performance, audio and video collaborations. Early sound studies began with cassettes and live radio, in tandem with stone lithography printmaking and photographic slide projections. His process of lithographic printing is balanced by the intended preservation and natural degradation of marks. He finds complimentary inherent similarities between the cycles of inking and surface reception of printmaking, mark making through drawing on printing stones and audio marks amplified by contact mics and environmental recordings.

Michael Vincent Waller is a New York City based composer and visual artist, studying composition and performance with La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela. This has provided a beautiful inspiration to a focus on modal, drone, and microtonal means. The deep intrinsic experience of involving overtones is the essence of his canvas of acousmatique and spectral composition. Michael endorses the phenomenologist approach to sound as his “central attitude” and manual for being.

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WALLS AND BRIGDES 3

In EVENTS, NEWS on September 27, 2011 at 09:07

OCTOBER 22-23

Walls and Bridges, the Franco-American arts and ideas series, is returning to New York for a third season. Curated by the Villa Gillet (director: Guy Walter) and presented by France’s Conseil de la création artistique (general representative: Marin Karmitz), Walls and Bridges is a 10-day series of performances and critical explorations uniting French and American thinkers and performers from the social sciences, philosophy and live arts.

Saturday October 22 from noon to 11pm
12-3pm: A Tale of Two Chefs, Gastronomic picnic.
French Chef Mathieu Rostaing Tayard was recently listed in the Top 10 Young Chefs in Europe by the Wall Street Journal. After having worked with Nicolas le Bec, he opened Le 126, which « could lay claim to being the most exciting restaurant in Lyon right now »(WSJ), proposing a new menu of experimental haute cuisine every day at a reasonable price. He will design a special lunch box meal with American Chef Brian Leth, currently working at the Vinegar Hill House, a widely acclaimed restaurant of new Brooklyn food on the waterfront. Come and enjoy an exceptional transatlantic meal while chatting with the chefs about their art.
$20 / reservations strongly advised picnic[at]villagillet.net

3.30-5.30pm: Danny Glover in conversation with Manthia Diawara [ Hosted by Avital Ronell]
Messrs Diawara and Glover will be exploring, on a thematic  and existential register, the way relations are formed and  uprooted in cinema. How are relations depicted, and  according to what codes of presumed compliance or revolt,  desire or disgust, necessity or chance, in the encounters  that are thematized in African and African-American film?  What are some of the back-stories and unrecorded affinities  that have enabled or disturbed the emergence of the Black  cinematic art? The discussion will be preceeded by an introduction and critical provocation by François Noudelmann and Avital Ronell.

6.30-8.30pm:  Playing with Cinema. American Performers Experiment with French Films
American artists will use a few minutes of various French film  by the likes of Godard, Tati, Demy and Melville as the basis of their performances, exploring the tension between images and bodies on stage and questioning the affinities between the imaginative world of movies, and the imagination of a performer. When live performances in theater and dance involve simultaneous recorded action (that is, projected film), the tension and competition for the audience’s attention become apparent and significant. As tonight’s performers celebrate French film by integrating some of its most famous scenes into their work, they’ll attempt innovative solutions to the problem of pairing live action with film.
Featuring: The National Theater of the United States of America, Miguel Gutierrez, Annie-B Parson, Dan Safer
[Hosted by Melissa Anderson]

9 to 11.30pm: Stranger Strangers – French Performance Artists Make Their NYC Premieres
Young French artists have created very intimate bonds with music, digital space,—and pigs. In an evening featuring the debuts of four performers to American audiences, they’ll investigate their influences and affinities in an attempt to unravel just where their unusual interests were born.
featuring: Nathan Israël and Volodia Leslun from La Scabreuse company, Julien Gallée-Ferré, Maud Le Pladec,  Claire Bardainne, Adrien Mondot, Gilles Pastor, Keith Collins.

Sunday October 23 @6.30pm
Performance – Please Kill me
Please Kill Me
– the book – is the result of hundreds of hours of interviewing the creators of American punk rock music: it is a tragicomic immersion into the lives of the Velvet Underground, the Stooges, the Ramones, the MC5, the New York Dolls, Richard Hell and others. Please kill me – the show – (re)embodies these voices and destinies. Five musicians and singers, voices, guitars, drums and keyboards, tackle these interviews and a dozen of classics of punk music. Shifting from crazy anecdotes to iconic songs, the performance is moving, endearing and funny. Far from indulging in nostalgia, the show recalls this radical epic to our memories and conveys its sheer energy…sometimes verging on desperation.

Walls and Bridges – Season 3- NYC – October 19 – 28

Download the program Walls&Bridges3



THE SHINING

In DANCE, NEWS on July 15, 2011 at 20:49

THE SHINING
by YVONNE MEIER
december 13 – 23

Originally created and performed in 1993 at Performance Space 122 and reconstructed in 1995 at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, The Shining by Yvonne Meier is a dance-installation work full of thrill and fearful anxiety. It speaks of experiences at once sought and avoided – how do we hide from fear, play with thrills and terrors? How do those emotions excluded from consciousness play with us? This second reconstruction features original cast members Scott Heron, Annie Iobst, and Mike Iveson with new cast members Yve Laris Cohen, Jen Rosenblit, Aki Sasamoto, Osmani Tellez, Arturo Vidich, and Emily Wexler, and special guest appearances from Hapi Phace, Stinkmetal and Gina Varla Vetro.

December 13 to 18 / December 20 to 23 / 7pm & 9pm
December 13: Pre-show talk at 6pm
$24 Advance Purchase / $30 Day of Performance / $15 Night: Dec 14
Limited seating / Performance starts @NYLA

buy tickets here

The reconstruction of The Shining is supported by New York Live Arts’ “DTW Commissioning Fund” and is made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts as part of American Masterpieces: Three Centuries of Artistic Genius.

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ABOUT CHAOS MANOR

In EXHIBITIONS, MUSIC, NEWS, THEATER on July 15, 2011 at 19:13

CHAOS MANOR

Co-Conceived by Christopher McElroen & Sam Stephenson
Created with: Brian D. Coats, Jason Goodman, Jaymes Jorsling, Kate Joyce, Brigid Hughes, Conrad Kluck, Alex Koch, Lucy Owen, and Julia Watt
Directed by Christopher McElroen
Based on the book The Jazz Loft Project by Sam Stephenson

Sam Stephenson is a writer, instructor, and consultant at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. Since 1997 he has researched the life and work of photographer W. Eugene Smith, authoring three books: Dream Street: W. Eugene Smith’s Pittsburgh Project (W. W. Norton, 2001), W. Eugene Smith 55 (Phaidon Press, 2001), and The Jazz Loft Project: Photographs and Tapes of W. Eugene Smith from 821 Sixth Avenue (Knopf, November 2009). He curated a 400-piece exhibition of Dream Street for the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh and the International Center of Photography in New York City in 2001-02, and a 300-piece exhibition of The Jazz Loft Project at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts in 2010.  His writing has appeared in the New York Times, Oxford American, Smithsonian, A Public Space, Paris Review, and DoubleTake, among other publications. He has been featured on NPR’s All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and Weekend Edition, as well as NBC’s Today Show, CBS Sunday Morning, CNN, and the BBC-TV’s 2007 series The Genius of Photography.  He won a 2010 ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award for the Jazz Loft Project.  His biography of Smith, Gene Smith’s Sink, is forthcoming from Farrar, Straus and Giroux, and he is publishing pieces from the book bi-weekly on Paris Review Daily.  He is a native of Washington, N.C.

Christopher McElroen is a New York based theatre producer/director. Selected directing credits include Jean Genet’s The Blacks: A Clown Show, which received four 2003 OBIE Awards and was named one of the ten best Off-Broadway productions of 2003 by The New York Times, Sekou Sundiata’s 51st (dream) State, a multimedia exploration of American identity and citizenship that premiered at the BAM/Next Wave Festival, and Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot staged outdoors in the Lower Ninth Ward and Gentilly communities of post-Katrina New Orleans.  The New York Times listed the project as one of the top ten national art events of 2007.  The archives from the production have been acquired into the permanent collection of The Museum of Modern Art and will be on exhibit through September 2011. In addition, Christopher has directed or guest lectured at Stanford University, Duke University, Purdue University, New York University, Dartmouth College, The Contemporary Arts Center Boston, The Walker Arts Center and The Museum of Modern Art, among others. His work has been recognized with the American Theatre Wing Award (Outstanding Artistic Achievement), Drama Desk Award (Artistic Achievement), Edwin Booth Award (Outstanding Contribution to NYC Theater), Lucille Lortel Award (Outstanding Body of Work), and two Obie Awards (Sustained Achievement and Excellence in Theatre). Christopher recently founded the american vicarious whose inaugural projects include Living in Exile, presented at the 2011 Under the Radar Festival, and the world premiere stage adaptation of Ralph Ellison’s novel Invisible Man, opening Chicago January 2012.

CALENDAR SEASON 3

In DANCE, EVENTS, EXHIBITIONS, MUSIC, NEWS, THEATER on July 15, 2011 at 19:12

The Invisible Dog was conceived as a place for artists of all media to push the boundaries of interdisciplinarity and collaboration. For the third season – 2011/2012 – the Invisible Dog renews its focus on mixed media collaboration and asks: what does it mean to be a truly interdisciplinary art center?

 Last season, over 35,000 visitors attended Invisible Dog events—visual art exhibitions, video installations, sound and musical concerts, film screenings, theater and dance performances, lectures and teach-ins, etc. Just as our events intersected, so do our audiences. The challenge as our art center grows, is to continue deepening and broadening the convergences between our artists, our audiences and our events @Follow us.

CHAOS MANOR
september 16 – 17

MY LAYER OF THE #1L
CHONG GON BYUN
september 17 – november 6

BYUN, OBJET TROUVE
MARIE LOSIER
september 17 – november 6

2FIK OR NOT 2FIK
2FIK
september 17 – october 9

HERMAPHRODITE
curated by NIKITA VISHNEVSKIY
september 17 – october 9

THE INVISIBLE DOG @AFFORDABLE ART FAIR
STEVEN & WILLIAM
september 21-25

MICHEL GROISMAN
september 22-25

THEATER / TEXT SERIES
curated by SHONNI ENELOW

EMMANUEL LETOUZE
october 6-9

BROOKLYN BETA
october 12-13-14

EEIC
october 19-20-21

WALLS AND BRIDGES
SEASON 3
october 22-23

AMERICAN IDOLATRY
A RECESSION ART SHOW

october 29 – november 6

CELESTE PRIZE
november 10-13

SLOW FOOD NYC
november 16

AHL FOUNDATION’S SHOW
november 19

THE SHINNING
YVONNE MEIER
december 13 – 23

ARTIST CONVERSATIONS

In DANCE, EVENTS, EXHIBITIONS, MUSIC, NEWS, THEATER on July 12, 2011 at 12:11

WEDNESDAY JULY 20
7-10pm

Artcards will launch “Artist Conversations” with an artist and curator round table discussion and performances. A select panel of artists and curators will examine today’s role of the internet as a tool for independent curators and artist-run collectives, and the changing role of the gallery in an increasingly internet dependent society. Benefits and challenges of the internet’s increasing role in the art community will also be discussed. The evening will launch with a pyrotechnic performance by Jesse Boardman Kauppila, followed by a short remixed/remediated/re-imagined homage to Dan Graham live act by G. Douglas Barrett. The panel discussion will be followed by a performance by sound artist Aki Onda presenting his analog soundscapes of exotic memories and field recordings.

Panelists include: Mark Tribe (founder, Rhizome), David Andrew Frey (founder, Culturehall), Kris Chatterson (cofounder, Progress Report and painter), Vince Contarino (cofounder, Progress Report and painter), Caitlin Masley (multimedia artist), Chelsea Knight (video artist).

Program: 7pm – performance: Jesse Kauppila (SF), G. Douglas Barrett (NY)/ 7.30pm – Panel Discussion / 9pm – perforrmance: Aki Onda (NY, JP)

Artcards is a digital publication that believes in the importance of seeing art in person. If you want to take control of what you see, experience the richness of art in person, or be part of an artistic community, then Artcards can help you get there. To do this, Artcards lists all art events and makes it easy to create your own list and personalized map. In addition editor’s picks and reviews introduce you to the latest in contemporary art. Since our inception in 2005, we have listed over 25,000 art shows in New York, Miami, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and London. Sign up for free weekly art updates at www.artcards.cc

PLAY DEVELOPMENT SERIES

In NEWS, THEATER on June 30, 2011 at 17:49

7PM
free admission

The Invisible Dog kicks off our play development series. Playwrights and directors selected by The Invisible Dog will be given the back room of our ground floor gallery for staged readings open to the public.

11/ 18 THE DARDY FAMILY HOME MOVIES BY STEPHEN SONDHEIM BY ERIN MARKEY by Erin Markey

9/30 THE WAY SHE MOVES by  Traci Parks
The Way She Moves, a series of short, dark comedies, about a married couple’s demise. Traci Parks will present a 30-minute stretch of her new play, performed by Kelly Coffield Park, Stephen Park, and others.
Traci Parks’s plays have been performed in NYC at HERE Arts Center, The Culture Project, The Directors Company, and on WBAI radio; Los Angeles at Moving Arts; and Seattle at Seattle Rep. This past May her play Sex Bomb had a staged reading at Seattle Rep’s Poncho Forum.

Ghost Rings [Just Standing There] by Tina Satter
Tina Satter, a playwright,  director, and artistic director of Half Straddle, was named a 2011 Off-Off Broadway Innovator to Watch by Time Out New York. Her play In the Pony Palace/FOOTBALL was named a Critic’s Pick by The New York Times in February 2011. She attended Mac Wellman’s graduate playwriting program at Brooklyn College.
Ghost Rings (Just Standing There) is the very beginnings of a musical that will feature two girls and their animated spirit animals.

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