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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.

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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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