Events

Chicha Sleep Poster2Chicha Libre Goes To Sleep
Friday, November 21
A Tropical Hibernation Party
With Los Crema Paraiso, Sonido Chichadelico & Special Guests
Doors open at 7pm – Music starts at 8pm​
$12.50 in advance, $15 at the door
Tickets available here.


Blame it on Spotify, or the state of the Argentinean economy. Blame it on Russian pirates and the fear of erupting volcanoes. Blame it on the Polar Vortex and careless airlines Blame it on irreconcilable geographical differences among band members. Whatever the case may be, Chicha Libre needs a nap. To mark the event, Chicha Libre is throwing a party at Pioneer Works – a last cumbion you could call it – and then going to sleep for an undetermined amount of time.

Chicha Libre was started seven years ago, as a vehicle to pay tribute to Peruvian psychedelic cumbia, a form then mostly overlooked by the writers, censors and tastemakers who tend to define official music history. The band, which includes members from France, Mexico, Venezuela and the US, quickly turned into an original project, writing and producing its own singular brand of dance folksy prog rock meets Latin Psychedelia. The group has since travelled the world. Much to their surprise, they discovered that they had a very large following in Argentina and had become a cult band in Chile and Mexico. Chicha Libre also toured extensively in Europe and also performed in Turkey, and of course, Peru.



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Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation
Saturday, November 22
Doors Open at 4pm; First Program 5pm, Second Program 8pm
$15 Admission, Purchase Tickets here.

The Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation returns to Pioneer Works for the second year on Saturday, November 22, 2014. The Chicago-based festival will screen two programs of classic and contemporary short animation work, including a live performance using 16mm and modular synthesizer from Brooklyn filmmaker Rose Kallal. Blending an appreciation of classical animation with the sensibilities of avant-garde cinema and the visual culture of alternative comics, the Eyeworks programs showcase abstract animation, surreal narratives, and unconventional character animation. Festival directors Lilli Carré and Alexander Stewart will introduce the festival in person.

Shorts programs will feature nearly 30 films from around the world, including pieces from Japan, Canada, the UK, Croatia, France, Korea, the Netherlands, Australia, Hungary, Switzerland and the US. Highlights include the classic “69” by avant-garde master Robert Breer, “Jeu de Paume” by Joshua Mosley, which was included in the 2014 Whitney Biennial, “Eager” by Allison Schulnick, which was awarded Best Experimental Animation at Ottawa in 2014, and “Jeu,” a masterpiece of hand-painted cycles by Swiss filmmaker Georges Schwizgebel that is mind-bending in its Escher-like recursivity. Notable in the Eyeworks lineup this year are films by Australian artist Neil Taylor. Though best known for his work as a sculptor, Taylor’s animation experiments from the mid-80’s through the early 90’s are a unique and fascinating body of work. His films utilize basic principles of animation in ingenious ways to explore repetition, automatic writing, human-machine collaboration, and the straying line.

Eyeworks was founded in 2010 by artists Alexander Stewart and Lilli Carré. Celebrating its fifth annual festival in Chicago this fall, Eyeworks has also presented programs in the US in Minneapolis, Brooklyn, Richmond, and Dartmouth College; and internationally in Stockholm, Helsinki, Rijeka (Croatia) and Amiens (France). Chicago’s Cine-File called Eyeworks “a world-class, exceptionally curated showcase,” and the Chicagoist praised Eyeworks for presenting “magical programs from the newest territories and the most overlooked corners of the animation universe.”

PROGRAM 1:
Total Run Time 81 min.
Nicole Hewitt, In/Dividu, 1998, 7:33
Robert Breer, 69, 1968, 5:30
Sarina Nihei, Trifling Habits, 2013, 3:26
Karolina Glusiec, Velocity, 2013, 5:53
Laszlo Csaki, Days That Were Filled With Sense of Fear, 2002-03, 9:00
Nick Butcher, Sidewalk, 2014, 1:54
Daniel Barrow, Advanced Search Terms, 2012-13, 4:00
Sandra Desmazieres, Sans Queue Ni Tete, 2001, 6:41
Allison Schulnick, Eager, 2014, 8:30
Larry Cuba, 3/78, 1978, 3:00
Chris Sullivan, The Beholder, 1983, 8:30
Neil Taylor, Copy Copy, 1999, 2:30
Joung Yumi, Love Games, 2013, 15:00

PROGRAM 2:
Total Run Time 80 min.
Georges Schwizgebel, Jeu, 2006, 4:00
Yoriko Mizushiri, Snow Hut, 2014, 5:22
Jake Fried, Headspace, 2014, 1:00
Eri Kawaguchi, Flower and Steam, 2013, 4:05
Joshua Mosley, Jeu de Paume, 2014, 2:50
Florence Miailhe, Hammam, 1992, 8:37
Johan Rijpma, Descent, 2014, 1:24
Zeitguised, Birds, 2014, 1:30
Marjorie Caup, Transhumance, 2012, 4:00
Hoji Tsuchiya, Black Long Skirt, 2010, 8:58
John Whitney Jr, Terminal Self, 1971, 8:00
Doris Chase, Circles I, 1971, 6:45
Rose Kallal, performance with multiple 16mm projection and modular synthesizer, approx. 20 mins



mendelssohnGroupmuse
Mendelssohn Octet in Eb Major
Saturday, December 6

7:30 pm, RSVP + Suggested Donation Here

Groupmuse is a classical music gathering typically hosted in living rooms throughout the country, with the intention of supporting local classical musicians, making the art form more accessible, and bringing people together to enjoy musical masterpieces in an intimate setting. This particular Groupmuse will be held in the Main Hall of Pioneer Works. Guests are invited to sit in chairs or on the floor at the feet of the musicians and listen to two sets of twenty minutes each. The sets are broken up by an intermission where people can stretch their legs, interact, and enjoy refreshments. At the end of the second set a hat/bowl is passed around to collect donations for the musicians.

The evening’s program will feature a performance of Felix Mendelssohn’s Octet in Eb Major. Written when he was sixteen years of age in 1825, the octet is scored for a double string quartet – four violins, two violins, and two cellos.

Suggested donation $10 – $15. Drinks will be sold, BYOB is permitted.

For more information on Groupmuse: www.groupmuse.com


WeavingTogether
Weaving Together, Red Hook
Saturday, December 13
Sunday, December 14

On December 13-14 Pioneer Works and Weaving Hand, a healing and textile arts studio, will explore the ancient craft of weaving and create a textile that represents our community. People are invited to bring materials gathered from the neighborhood of Redhook to weave onto large peg looms called Dining Table Looms and create a tapestry.

*Bring your old clothes, yarn, towels, blankets, shoelaces; or anything else that can be made thin, flexible and string-like. We will have scissors on hand to cut up your contributions.

This event will be the first of many, traveling to different neighborhoods in New York and then beyond. The finished tapestries will stay in the communities they were made in, save for possible exhibitions and donations.

All are welcome! Refreshments served.

WornStories
Emily Spivack, of Worn Stories, will be on hand Sunday to document and archive the stories behind your clothes and textiles before they go into the tapestry. Weave your stories into a larger narrative about Pioneer Works and Red Hook and then visit Emily’s archive online to read the collected memories of this community.







Weaving Hand Logowesbitewww.weavinghand.org





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Second Sundays & 2014 Holiday Party
Sunday, December 14
5 – 10pm; FREE

SECOND SUNDAYS is a monthly series of open studios, live music, and site-specific interventions presented by Pioneer Works the second Sunday of every month. The series showcases artists in residence along with musical performances and DJs, curated in collaboration with Olivier Conan of Barbès.

Open studios, exhibitions, food and artists in residence projects on view from: Dorit Chrysler, Robyn Hasty, David Horvitz, Micah Ganske, Emily Spivack, Brett Swenson, Science Lab demos, Ian Trask and Young New Yorkers

This event, along with all performances and interviews captured during the Second Sundays events, will be archived for on-demand listening on the Clocktower’s Pioneer Works Radio Channel. Performances are streamed live on Clocktower Radio at clocktower.org/listen.

LIVE MUSIC:

Golem7pm – GOLEM is a six-piece accordion-led outfit which sprinkles fiddle on top of old school punk sensibilities Golem has become a leading re-interpreter and innovator of Yiddish and Eastern European music, creating new songs and pushing tradition forward into new territory. Golem performs nationally and internationally, from the east coast to the west, from Paris to Mexico City to Stockholm to Warsaw. The band released two albums, “Fresh Off Boat” and “Citizen Boris” on independent Jewish label, Jdub Records and are known for their theatricality and fearless wild energy.








Grandwizard
8pm – GRANDWIZZARD THEODORE
is a legendary hip hop DJ and widely credited as the inventor of scratching and needle drop techniques. Awarded the title “Grandwizzard” by his DJ peers, Theodore was featured in the Scratch documentary and the motion picture Wild Style, as a character and contributor to the film’s soundtrack. In addition to his current passion teaching at the Scratch Academy, he continues to hold down spots across the city and work on albums, such as Hip Hop Headz.







INTERVENTIONS:
WeavingTogether
WEAVING TOGETHER, REDHOOK – Ground Floor
On December 13-14 Pioneer Works and Weaving Hand, a healing and textile arts studio, will explore the ancient craft of weaving and create a textile that represents our community. People are invited to bring materials gathered from the neighborhood of Redhook to weave onto large peg looms called Dining Table Looms and create a tapestry.

Emily Spivack, of Worn Stories, will be on hand to document and archive the stories behind your clothes and textiles before they go into the tapestry. Weave your stories into a larger narrative about Pioneer Works and Red Hook and then visit Emily’s archive online to read the collected memories of this community.




This event will be the first of many, traveling to different neighborhoods in New York and then beyond. The finished tapestries will stay in the communities they were made in, save for possible exhibitions and donations.

All are welcome! Refreshments served.

Lesbros
CRAFTONE SYMPHONY
6pm – Ground Floor

A real time film project by Franck Lesbros – Featuring live musicians: Franck Lesbros, Emilie Lesbros, Steve Swell
Duration: 15 minutes

Craftone symphony consist in the making of a real time film evoking mineral landscape through various artistic devices.

YEAR END JAM SESSION
6:15pm – Ground Floor

Year End Jam Session: Dorit Chrysler, Marco Orozco David Sheinfeld and Joey Frank come together for a short Theremin, Flute, Voice and Piano Impro
Duration: 15 minutes

YEARBOOK 14
Group Installation on view 3rd Floor

To close the year, Pioneer Works brings together all the resident artists of 2014 in a pop up group installation, including works by Thomas Beale, Andres Carranza, Drew Conrad, Dorit Chrysler, Joey Frank, Micah Ganske, Gerard & Kelly, Jonathan Harris, Robyn Hasty, Daniel Horowitz, David Horvitz, James Mercer, Zach Nader, Ebe Oke, Bradley Pitts, Rosalie Rosanthal, Emily Spivack, Brett Swenson, Ian Trask, Alex Verhaest, Pedro Wirz.


ARTIST TALK 4PM
With Bosco Sodi and Christian Viveros-Faune, followed by a book signing.

Christian Viveros-Fauné is a New York-based writer and curator. As a writer, he has written extensively about art and culture for many publications, among them Art in America, The New Yorker, Departures, and Newsweek. He currently writes art criticism for The Village Voice and artnet news. A collection of his criticism, Greatest Hits: Arte en Nueva York, 2001-2011, was published by Metales Pesados, S.A., in 2012. His newest book, Lissie Habie: A Life in Pictures, about the late Guatemalan photographer and sculptor, was published in September by CHARTA.

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