Oct
21
4:00pm 4:00pm

"All Hung Up On What Used To Be" Included in Small Works for Big Change

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Small Works for Big Change is an art benefit for the Sylvia Rivera Law Project. Small Works provides an important space for trans and gender non-conforming artists, especially trans and gender-nonconforming low-income artists and artists of color, to showcase their work and increase their voice and visibility.

The event is free and open to the public. Bidding ends at 7:30 pm sharp. Registration is available at the door but we recommend pre-registration for a speedy check-in process. Cash and credit card only. Due to space constraints, we highly encourage next day art pickup from 3 to 6 pm. Same day art pickup available but expect a one to three hour wait.

Small Works for Big Change will take place on October 21st from 4 pm to 8 pm at Participant Inc. Participant Inc is located at 253 E Houston St # 1, New York, NY 10002.

Venue is located on ground level. Nearby F train 2nd Avenue station.

Artists Incude: Abigail Lloyd, AK Burns, Alyson Provax, Andrea Geyer, Anna Betbeze, Anthony Iacono, Ariel Malka Goldberg, Brian Healey, Brian J. Soliwoda, Carrie Yamaoka, Chance, Charlotte Prodger, Cristina Covucci, Cristy Road, Dana Degiulio, Dana Gibson, David Needleman, Derrick Schultz, Elise Gardella, Elizabeth Insogna, Elliot Kukla, Em Rooney, Emily North, Emily Roysdon, Eva Contreraz, Gabriel Lee, Geo Wyeth, Ginger Brooks Takahashi, Gordon Hall, Hannah Hiasen, Heather C. Lou, Heather Kapplow, Isabella Rose Adler, Jacqueline Hsia, Jamee Hundley, Je’Jae Daniels, Jerise Fogel, Johanna Breiding, Jonah Groeneober, Joy Episalla, Jules Gimbrone, Jules Rosskam, Julia Talen, Julieta Salgado, Julio Salgado, Kalani Catbagan, Karen Heagle, Kristoff Smith, Laimah Osman, Laura Gagliardi , Lee Ely, LJ Roberts, Lucia Znamirowski, Maja Čule, Mark Benjamin Gelbart, Mary Manning, M. Samolewicz, Melanie Cervantes, Miguel Medina, Mohammed Fayaz, Morgan Bassichis, Nadia Awad, NB Brody, Neil Vandervloed, Nic Belott, Olivia Huffman, Otherwild And Bullhorn Press, Patrick Staff, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Rabi Cepeda, Rae Senarighi, Roberta Rivera, Roin Morigeau, Sadie Benning, Samantha Horning, Sarah Gottesdiener, Savannah Knoop, Shaylanna Luvme, Talcott Broadhead, Theodore Kerr, Tuesday Smillie, Xylor Jane, and Zac Slams.

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Oct
6
1:00pm 1:00pm

Sharing a Big Pile of Witchcraft at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

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On Friday, October 6th, I'll be the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum's Living Room Project host, sharing a big pile of witchcraft I've got on hand, wielding talismans and talking about magic spells/other methods for contending with technical and interpersonal difficulties one might encounter along the path of life. Stop by and talk to me about sorcery (or modern science, or whatever) if you're in the area.

Here's a nice picture of the living room and a little background on the project.

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Sep
30
to Oct 14

"Horizon" Included in Be Here Wow at Time Camp 001

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In collaboration with Icebox Project Space Distance≠Time exhibition and performance, Black Quantum Futurism presents Time Camp 001, a two-day program and interactive installation exploring time, alternative temporalities, time travel, and temporal shifts from various frameworks, disciplines, and cultural traditions. The program includes two days of workshops, presentations, rituals, film screenings, interactive installations and special performances from local and national artists, scientists, social activists, filmmakers, writers, poets and more at Icebox Project Space.

Time Camp 001 exhibiting artists: Amy Lee Ketchum, Blache Marie and Rose F., Darian Longmire, Dash, Euca, Graupy, Kaitlin Pomerantz, Keith Lemley, Marcelline Mandeng, M. Asli Dukan, M. Mohamed, Nadahada, Oji, Ras Cutlass, Razan AlSalah, Redeem Pettaway, Richard R. Ross and Robert A. Young, Risha Rox, Sydney Cain, Sara Zia Ebrahimi and Gralin Hughes, Ytasha L. Womack, Judith Sönnicken and Zein Nakhoda.

Presenters / Workshops / Performances: Kendra Krueger and Alex Harsley, Blache Marie and Rose F., Angie Holiday, Nickelangelo, Sapphire Woods, Nathan Fried, Molina Speaks, Asia Dorsey, Sheree LoveMestiza Brown, Maggie Lily, Matt Kalasky, Jazmyn Burton, Interminable, Moor Mother, and Solarized.

Event and Schedule site: https://www.blackquantumfuturism.com/time-camp-001
Tix: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/time-camp-001-tickets-37160094844
Distance≠Time: http://www.cranearts.com/icebox/


For more information please contact afrofuturistaffair@gmail.com or blackquantumfuturism@gmail.com

Be Here Wow can also be experienced online here.

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Sep
7
to Oct 7

"Cut Corners" in Handled at Gallery 263

Gallery 263 is pleased to present Handled, a regional, juried exhibition selected by Pat Falco. The exhibition celebrates the unrefined, imperfect, and utterly human artworks of today by bringing together 16 handmade works created by 16 artists from throughout New England.

The selection showcases a variety of media including installations, mixed media sculptures, paintings, drawings, embroideries, and much more. Each work makes the hand of the artist known in its own way. Some celebrate the precision of a steady hand. Others the expressive gestures of a loose one. Together, they look at the familiar and unexpected ways that artists use their hands to give their work individuality and style that no other tools could possibly create. On view from September 7 – October 7, 2017.

Reception: Saturday, September 9, 7-9pm

 

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Aug
27
to Aug 31

Participating in La Pocha Nostra Workshop & Jam Session at SFAI

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JAM SESSION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | AUGUST 31  7-9PM | SANTA FE ART INSTITUTE | FREE ADMISSION RSVP REQUIRED

Join us for a free Jam Session featuring artists from a ive-day intensive workshop lead by Guillermo Gomez-Peña and members of the legendary troupe La Pocha Nostr (Balitronica Gomez and Saul Garcia-Lopez). This performative happening will have a focus on the human body as a site for creation, reinvention, memory and activism.

This powerful final event will involve experimental performance artists, actors, dancers, theorists, activists and students. La Pocha will inevitably invite audience members to help with actions, but the event will focus on the members of the workshop and Pocha Nostra members, Saul Garcia Lopez, Balitronica Gomez, and Guillermo Gomez-Pena. Please feel free to come in an enhanced persona in La Pocha asks for volunteers!

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Aug
25
to Aug 29

"Cropdust" Included in Garden in The Air: Plots & Prophecies

In August 2017, Datscha Radio will return to its homestead in a Berlin allotment garden for “Plots and Prophecies,” a five-day radio art garden festival celebrating matter, soil and sound, and investigating pending issues in contemporary ecology, bionics and artistic strategies.

Datscha Radio’s 2017 programme spans from Berlin’s urban garden politics to intimate conversations with plants; from horticulture to porticulture; from bees and birds to barbeque; from rotting matter to poetic remnants. We’ll have a taste of fish(dung)-grown tomatoes, examine greening practices and stick our microphones into the rich soil to report on slug wars and root panels. We’ll talk to skydiving earthworms and gardeners from the community alike.

24 hours a day, for 5 days, from August 25th at 12pm until midnight on August 29th, 2017, we will broadcast live from a Pankow "Schrebergarden" – come rain or shine!

Datscha Radio is created by gardeners, sound artists and guests.
Datscha Radio is free, non-commercial, and open to everyone.
Datscha Radio is dedicated to intuitive performance, music and radio art.
Datscha Radio links the site of the garden to the world.

Datscha Radio will be broadcasting/streaming on 88.4 FM in the Berlin area & 90.7 FM in Potsdam (selected times, day and night) and worldwide on datscharadio.de, as well as in collaboration with other radio stations and projects (see our Facebook page or website for an up-to-date list and our broadcast schedule.)

If you want to host a listening party in your garden, please reach out to us about our International Garden Listening Club!

 

 

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Jul
6
to Jul 30

"All Right!" Included in Tongue Tide at Flux Factory

All Right!, a collaboration with Ernie Kim, is a Karaoke booth that only plays one song: Adriano Celentano's 1972 Italian pop hit, "Prisencolinensinainciusol." The song, which (according to Wikipedia,) sounds like English spoken with an American accent to Italians, is actually complete nonsense except for the phrase "All right" which occurs a few times within the lyrics.

Wikipedia claims that "Celentano's intention with the song was to explore communication barriers." On NPR in 2012, Celentano explained, "I thought that I would write a song which would only have as its theme the inability to communicate. And to do this, I had to write a song where the lyrics didn't mean anything."

All Right!, created especially for Tongue Tide, celebrates and amplifies the slightly sexy/campy ridiculousness of Celentano's particular brand of gibberish. It, like all Karaoke, is best experienced while slightly inebriated. An opening reception occurs on July 6, 2017, and other events occur weekly throughout the month-long exhibition.

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Jul
1
4:00pm 4:00pm

"Going" Opening & Art Walk at Women's Studio Workshop

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Join us for a day of art along the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail!

Women's Studio Workshop's public art program asks artists-in-residence to create engaging, innovative installations along the trail, which passes right in front of our studios. Each work is on view through the Summer, four months after the installation date.

Summer Art Walk and Public Art Reception:
Artist walks begin at 5 and 6 pm
Free and open to the public

About the Artists:

Philadelphia-based sculptor Mei-ling Hom employs sustainable farming practices and plant-soil relationships in her artwork. Her installation, Multiversity Garden, spells out a call to action in Morse code and will slowly change with the season.

Constructed in string, paint, collage, and nails, Alicia Henry’s mural bridges Women's Studio Workshop’s studios and new building. An interdisciplinary artist working in Nashville, she challenges the material possibilities of monumental painting.

Joining us from Boston, current artist-in-residence Heather Kapplow is imagining new interpretations of all twenty-two miles of the Rail Trail. Her experience-based sign series, Going, opens during the art walk!

[In the event of prohibitive weather, the reception will be held in Women's Studio Workshop’s new building.]

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Jun
30
to Oct 2

"Going" Installed on Walkill Valley Rail Trail

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Going is a 22-mile long meditation on the paths we make through nature and life, occurring along the Walkill Valley Rail Trail in the Hudson Valley in New York State.

Going is a Cultural Crossroads project of Women's Studio Workshop and Chrch Project Space. It has received generous underwriting, advice and emotional support from the founders, staff and Summer 2017 interns of Women's Studio Workshop; as well as from the communities along the rail trail, Walkill Valley Rail Trail Association and Walkill Valley Land Trust ; and is funded in part by the NEA and NYSCA. An opening event for Going will occur at Women's Studio Workshop on July 1, 2017.

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Jun
13
6:30pm 6:30pm

Slide Night at Women's Studio Workshop

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Slide Nights have been a Women's Studio Workshop tradition for years. We invite you to join us! Every second Tuesday of the month, artists-in-residence give a 15-minute presentation about their practice, influences, and what they are working on in our studios.

This week features:
Heather Kapplow, Public Art Residency Grant
Tayo HeuserStudio Workspace Residency
Patricia Mato-MoraStudio Residency Grant

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May
29
to Sep 30

"Forest For The Tree" at 2017 Art Ramble

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Forest For The Tree is a subtle intervention in the Concord Hapgood-Wright Town Forest, that plays with the movement of consciousness or attention between the big picture and the more granular one (with its emphasis resting on the consciousness or attention of one particular tree.)  Forest For The Tree is a part of The Umbrella's 2017 Art Ramble.

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Apr
20
5:30pm 5:30pm

Speaking on "How to Make Site-Specific Art" Panel at The Umbrella

This summer, The Umbrella is presenting our second Art Ramble in the Concord Hapgood-Wright Town Forest from June 5, 2017- September 30, 2017. In honor of Henry David Thoreau’s 200th birthday, this year’s Art Ramble displays work that slows the viewer’s experience of the natural world. Hear from artists and curators about what it takes to make site-specific art that encourages contemplation, play, discovery, and participation in the local environment. Additional panel details available here.

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Mar
17
6:00pm 6:00pm

"Mirror Man & Naked Man Play Rock Paper Scissors" at E.M.B.C.L.

Mirror Man & Naked Man Play Rock Paper Scissors, a gestural duet of as-yet-undetermined length, will be performed at the closing of The Endless and Mobile Beautiful Collapsible Labyrinth on March 17, 2017. Mirror Man & Naked Man Play Rock Paper Scissors is inspired by Facebook, and by the work of Georgiy Daneliya and Vladislav Surkov. It does not resolve any problems.

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Jan
31
to Mar 4

"Hermeneutic Cycle: Three Phases" in Coded at Lesley University

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An installation/performance I'm creating, Hermeneutic Cycle: Three Phases, will be included in BLAA's Coded show at Lesley University, juried by Danielle Abrams.

Coded explores the unique role language has played in queer culture as it has developed and flourished since the 19th century. From the outset, coded language has allowed connections and communities to form among gender and sexual minorities in the midst of a hostile dominant culture. As queer culture expanded, shifting and splintering into different subgroups, slang became a way for GSM-identified people to find others who shared similar interests and ideals within the larger milieu of queer spaces. And today, as LGBTQIA identities become more accepted and integrated into mainstream society, language serves as a way to subvert sexist, transphobic, heterosexist, and racist tropes in American popular culture.

Reception: February 16, 6:00-8:00 pm RSVP

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Oct
1
4:00pm 4:00pm

CANCELLED!! "Behind the AgriCulture" at Somerville AgriCultural Festival

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER! Backed by a cutting edge news team from SCAT TV, I'm asking the tough questions you've always wanted answers to about the early lives, sexual secrets, political leanings and religious beliefs of farm animals and produce. Squashes will squirm and chickens will quibble, but I'll get the real story out of all of them from 4 - 5pm at The Somerville AgriCultural Festival on Saturday, October 1, 2016.

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Sep
29
to Sep 30

Performing "What?!?!" at Panoply Performance Laboratory

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What?!?! will be included in an evening of performances called "Speculative (de)Structures" as a part of Panoply Performance Laboratory's Fall 2016 season, focused around the conceptual core REALITIES/REALISMS/(UN)REALS/RLLY? investigating—in laboratory format—multiplicit performative processes of reality-construction, self-presentation, and meaning-making. Forms-of-exhibition involve modes of social interaction and “trans-substantiation,” theatrical staging of alternate realities+bodies, and (disab)use of artificially-intelligent technologies and autonomous systems.

What?!?!, which involves only a typewriter and my attention span, is a real time effort not to get distracted and simultaneously a questioning of what is worth our attention/what our attention is worth. What?!?! continues an exploration of the commodification of attention in contemporary Western culture that I began via Nothing to See Here, Move Along in July of 2016.

What?!?! has received support from the Boston Cultural Council's Opportunity Fund.

 

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Sep
5
to Sep 20

"Dossier #2" (That Hollow Place) in Changing Allston Exhibit

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Dossier #2 (detail)

About That Hollow Place:

That Hollow Place is a feminist collective whose main objective is the protection and preservation of hollow spaces against colonization of any kind. We assert the right of such spaces to remain hollow—that is, entirely unfilled—despite rapid global metastasization of the phallocentric ethos known as “development.” Towards this end, though we do document our subjects' (often precarious) existences and attempt to educate the public about their circumstances, we insist on obscuring details that might disclose their precise locations, or which could be used to identify them in their specificity. We present our findings in the form of case files and musical tributes.

About Changing Allston:

The Harvard Ed Portal’s Crossings Gallery is proud to present Changing Allston, an exhibition of works that reflect on Allston-Brighton’s landscape, people, and stories. Crossings Gallery’s exhibition, Changing Allston will reflect on the ways in which the neighborhood has changed over the last century, and how it continues to change even now. Changing Allston is curated by Eva Payne, a historian and curator earning her Ph.D. in Harvard’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences program in American Studies. Payne has worked on exhibitions of fine art including the Harvard Art Museums’ recent Corita Kent and the Language of Pop, as well as exhibitions of historical objects and archival materials. Closing Event on September 20 featuring a curator-led discussion with artists, performance by That Hollow Place, and conversation with the Brighton Allston Historical Society.

 

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Aug
5
to Sep 2

"I want to feel comfortable here, but I don't think I ever will." at You Think It's_____, But It's Really ______.

A short durational performance of mine, I want to feel comfortable here, but I don't think I ever will. and its ephemera will be a part of the BLAA's Summer group show, You Think It's_____, But It's Really ______. At Boston's Midway Studios Gallery from August 5 - September 2, 2016.

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Jul
7
to Jul 9

"Nothing to see here, move along" at FLESH CRISIS Performance Festival

Photo Credit: Emma Penrose

Photo Credit: Emma Penrose

Nothing to see here, move along is an exploration of the idea that the absence of spectacle—or more precisely, drawing attention to the absence of spectacle while also evoking our desire for it—is a radical act, resisting a culture that pushes for ever-increasing displays of wealth, technical innovation, etc. in favor of just being with what our bodies and minutes are like when they aren't under scrutiny.

The piece will be performed as a part of the FLESH CRISIS performance art festival and symposium at La Esquina Gallery in Kansas City, MO.

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Mar
22
to Mar 31

"Mix & Love" Installation at Fung Wah Biennial Exhibit

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Last chance to see the ephemera and research results from my project Mix & Love, along with the ephemera and documentation of the work done by all of the other artists of the 2016 Fung Wah Biennial!!!  Here's a little press preview of what you might see evidence of if you visit in person...

Gallery Hours 3-7pm each day or by appointment: fungwah@fluxfactory.org // +1-828-226-6083

EXHIBITION CELEBRATION: March 25th, 2016 from 6-11pm.

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Mar
21
to Jun 27

"Dossier #1" (That Hollow Place) in Re: Development Exhibit

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Dossier # 1 (detail)

Opening event: Wednesday April 6, 2016 5:30pm - 7:30pm

About That Hollow Place:

That Hollow Place is a feminist collective whose main objective is the protection and preservation of hollow spaces against colonization of any kind. We assert the right of such spaces to remain hollow—that is, entirely unfilled—despite rapid global metastasization of the phallocentric ethos known as “development.” Towards this end, though we do document our subjects' (often precarious) existences and attempt to educate the public about their circumstances, we insist on obscuring details that might disclose their precise locations, or which could be used to identify them in their specificity. We present our findings in the form of case files and musical tributes.

About re: development:

Implied in our contemporary understanding of the word “development” is a suggestion of progress, economic gain through the cultivation of properties, the erection of buildings; linear forward motion and visible growth. This definition evolved out of the late 19th century, with an emphasis on what it meant to bring out the latent possibilities of land or property, yet the terms “develop” and “development” evolve from a much richer set of Old French roots (desveloper) with an emphasis on unwrapping, unfurling and revealing a true meaning.

re: development has invited artists to reconsider their definitions of development in order to unveil current realities and the true potential of our shared, private and public spaces. In the work of Maria Molteni, Elisa Hamilton, Silvia López Chavez, Risa Horn, Ryuji Suzuki, That Hollow Place, Jose Santos and the Austin Architects, we are witness to art as an investigative and visionary tool in approaching the way that urban spaces are owned, operated and utilized. In Boston, the relationship between urban development and the arts remains a source of conflict and opportunity. A renewed visibility of contemporary public art has been fueled by private/public partnerships; rents are at an all-time high, especially in “artful” neighborhoods; the arts are being utilized to celebrate, defend and preserve the communities most affected by gentrification. In short, art is a vehicle used by individuals, community leaders, policy makers, real estate developers and investors; the equity of our city very much depending on how and where we drive it.

Through this exhibit and subsequent programming, we hope to engender a dialogue around how we honor the needs, potential and dreams of all of our region’s communities; including new visions of the role artists, local government, the private sector and nonprofit organizations in cultivating a sustainable, holistic and equitable city.

Artists in the exhibition: Austin Architects with Alternatives Unlimited and Photographs by Raj Das, Silvia López Chavez, Elisa Hamilton, Risa Horn, Maria Molteni, Jose Santos Ryuji Suzuki, That Hollow Place

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Mar
10
8:00pm 8:00pm

"Mix & Love: A Meal for Weary Travelers"

Photo: Will Owen

Photo: Will Owen

Mix & Love: Pass in the night. Speak in passing. Only a signal. Distant voice in the darkness. Ocean of life. Only a look and a voice. Darkness again. Silence.

On March 5, 2016, during the inaugural Fung Wah Biennial, while in transit from Boston to NYC, I did a subtle performance called Mix & Love.

On March 10, 2016, Mix & Love will evolve into Mix & Love: A Meal for Weary Travelers, a collaboration with artist Will Owen. Mix & Love: A Meal for Weary Travelers will be presented at Flux Factory as a part of Flux Thursday beginning at 8pm.

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Mar
5
2:15pm 2:15pm

"Mix & Love" and a "NO RUSE" Tour are Part of Fung Wah Biennial

On March 5, 2016, I'll be participating in the first ever Fung Wah Biennial in a couple of different ways. First, I'll be giving visiting Biennial artists (and anyone else who shows up) an overview and tour of the NO RUSE project that the fabulous Liz Nofziger and myself brought into being last Winter. NO RUSE was Boston's first underwater art exhibition, and Liz has gone an extra-fabulous mile and created a brand new multimedia installation to celebrate the one year anniversary of the (now touring) exhibition's opening which will be unveiled as a part of the tour, sometime between 2:15 and 3:30pm this Saturday, at the Atlantic Works Gallery in East Boston.

I'll also be producing the first part of another project while for the Biennial-on-a-bus while it's in-transit to NYC (beginning around 5pm.) This project, called "Mix & Love", is part one of a two-part project that I'll list as a separate "upcoming event". The second part is a collaboration with artist Will Owen and will occur on March 10th, 2016.

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Dec
16
to Apr 6

"Days After the Darkest Day" in Mass Convention Center Show

"Days After the Darkest Day" will be on view as a part of group show at The Boston Convention and Exhibition Center from December 15, 2015 - April 6, 2016, with an opening reception on December 16th from 6pm - 8pm.

Created in the early mornings of the last ten days of 2014, these daily images capture the (supposedly) brightening sky following the Winter Solstice. The series involves 10 images and the medium is FP100c 3.25" x 4.25" instant film, multiply exposed on a Polaroid (250) Land Camera.

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