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Closing Performances: Amelia Marzec and Super Special Guests
Mar
23
3:00 PM15:00

Closing Performances: Amelia Marzec and Super Special Guests

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Join us for the closing of (NO) FUN with special performances by Amelia Marzec, and super special guests.

Amelia Marzec is an American artist focused on rebuilding local communications infrastructure to prepare for an uncertain future. Her work has been exhibited at SIGGRAPH, MIT, ISEA (Canada), University of the Arts Helsinki (Finland), ONCE Foundation Contemporary Art Biennial (Spain), NODE Forum for Digital Arts Biennial (Germany), Near-Field Communication Digital Art Biennale, and is part of the Rhizome ArtBase. She has been a resident at Eyebeam, a resident at Harvestworks, a fellow at NYSCA/NYFA, the A.I.R. Gallery Emma Bee Bernstein Fellow, a member of the Civic Reflex collective at Panoply Performance Laboratory, a Tow Fellow at Columbia University, a grantee of the Research Foundation of CUNY, and a nominee for the World Technology Awards for Art. Her work has been featured in Wired, Make, Hyperallergic, Neural Magazine, Metropolis Magazine, Creators, NPR, and the front page of Reddit. She holds an MFA in Design and Technology from Parsons School of Design, and a BFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts. She co-founded the Radical Networks conference; has written for the Huffington Post; taught at Hunter College, Queens College, and Pratt Institute; and has given talks at RISD, Barnard College, and the Queens Museum of Art.

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Closing Performances: Stanley Love Performance Group, Helixx C Armageddon, and Jorge Clar
Jan
26
3:00 PM15:00

Closing Performances: Stanley Love Performance Group, Helixx C Armageddon, and Jorge Clar

For the Closing of SCOOTER LAFORGE and NICOLAS WAGNER exhibitions, Empirical Nonsense is pleased to present new performances by STANLEY LOVE PERFORMANCE GROUP, HELIXX C ARMAGEDDON, and JORGE CLAR. Curated by Scooter LaForge and with a deep love and commitment we share this visionary creative community with you.

“We are human first, dancers second” – says choreographer/dancer Stanley Love and this universal declaration seems to be the key to reading his work produced with the Stanley Love Performance Group. Active on the NYC dance scene for almost 26 years, Love has made his mark as a driving force behind large-scale dances involving large casts and extremely dense, energetic movement, drawing from various social and modern dance idioms and coordinated in perfect unison to a truly orchestral effect. However, while most of the contemporary choreographers working with large ensembles invest in uniformity of look and movement, Love sees value in the individuality of each of his dancers and builds his ensemble as an embodiment of the underlying principle of diversity, both of culture and body types. While his pieces are highly structured and choreographed in minute details, the performers contribute to them not only by their brilliant technique and perfect sense of the rhythm – necessary to execute each of the wildly dynamic “sections” that Love’s work is built upon – but also uniqueness of their stage presence, emotion and spirit.

Helixx C. Armageddon is a performance artist, lyricist, poet, and music producer. She is a founding member of The Anomolies, a gender justice hip-hop collective, formed in 1995. Helixx has performed in notable venues around New York City including Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Bowery Poetry Club, Joe’s Pub at the Public Theatre, Hammerstein Ballroom, Gene Frankel Theatre, Howl! Happening and the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art. Currently, she is working on an experimental spoken word album and is based in the East Village. 

Jorge Clar is a multidisciplinary artist, poet, and editor. He is a part of the performance troupe Karload of Klowns, a mainstay of the Gene Frankel Theatre on Bond Street. Recent performances include Erasing the Dictionary and PataCircus at the Gene Frankel, and Prismatic at Ivy Brown Gallery. Clar curated the performance and poetry review Monster Salon for Howl! Happening and has performed within art shows by Angelica Bergamini, Kelly Bugden + Van Wifvat, Joel Handorff, Scooter LaForge, and more.

STANLEY LOVE PERFORMANCE ART GROUP COULD NOT PERFORM BUT THE ART GROUP DID A SPECIAL PERFORMANCE OF LOVE YOU CAN READ ABOUT HERE:

https://www.thevillager.com/2019/02/performance-was-reality-at-an-l-e-s-wedding/

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Closing Performances: NYOBS & PXALM
Nov
3
3:00 PM15:00

Closing Performances: NYOBS & PXALM

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NYOBS is Mike Cacciatore, Peter Cramer, John Michael Swartz and Jack Waters. An alternative experimental free association “kitchen“ band born at Punk Island 2014. From trance lyrics to primal screams, NYOBS pierces the restive soul with mind-blowing inducements of tonal & aural synth-esthesia. Recent performances include opening for 3 Teen Kill 4 at BWAC and a special musical tribute to the writings of David Wojnarowicz at the Whitney Museum.

PXALM: Angel Favorite, Maureen Catbagan, and L. Favorite are non-binary/gender-fluid, Brooklyn-based multi-media artists whose music is part existential, post-punk, and dark romantic. They have a curiosity towards exploring different forms of spirituality and expanding individual and social consciousness through sound. 

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INCUBATOR
Oct
27
2:30 PM14:30

INCUBATOR

There's been an explosion in the combination Laboratory and Performance Workshop. The only way to recreate the results is with MORE EXPERIMENTS

Incubator is a new performance series Co-Curated by Plush & James or Whatever for performer who wish to try out new things in an activated environment.

THIS MONTH WE HAVE:
HEAVEN ENDER
LINDA FELCHER 
COMRADE BARBIE
STEPH the STEVE

$5 SUGGESTED DONATION
BYOB

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