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We are pleased to announce our first CSA initiative with Red Hook Community Farm.

CSA, a Community Supported Agriculture, is a weekly subscription to fresh, organic food from a local farm during the growing season. Each CSA member pays in advance for weekly produce between mid July and mid November.

The Red Hook Community Farm is a 2.75-acre urban farm runner by Added Value located in Red Hook, Brooklyn, at Columbia and Beard streets.

For more informations about prices and subscriptions, please contact Pioneer Works Artist-in-Residence Carmen Bouyer:

Second SUndays September SquareSecond Sundays
Sunday, September 13
4-10pm; $10 Suggested Donation

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 by Olivier Conan.

Stream the event live on Clocktower Radio at!

IT WAS A TIME THAT WAS A TIME by Shezad Dawood, Main Gallery
Through an expansive presentation of new and recent works—collaborative film experiments, textile panels and neon wall pieces—It was a time that was a time explores speculative futures and questions traditional notions of history and ritual, image and icon, time and space. This exhibition marks London-based artist Shezad Dawood’s first solo exhibition in the US.

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THE FOREST by Andy Cahill, 2nd Floor Gallery
2011-2012 each panel 30×40 inches, acrylic on canvas

TRAINING SESSION by Mathilde Roussel, 3rd Floor Gallery
Training Session presents works on paper created by Mathilde Roussel during her residency at Pioneer Works. Set as a foundation for her upcoming September sculpture exhibition at The Invisible Dog Art Center, the project as a whole explores the cult of the perfect body in American culture, and puts into perspective aspects of mass production.

All work produced during Pioneer Works Residency.

Carmen Bouyer, Clocktower Radio, Louise Foo, Robyn Hasty, Nanotronics Imaging, Janna Levin, Long Distance Poison, Ruben Millares, Azikiwe Mohammed, Jesse Moretti, Mathilde Roussel, Marta Skou, Radek Szlaga, Benjamin Torres, Chris Woebken, Amelia Winger, and Antonia Wright

What I Live By
As part of the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF)’s Crossing the Line festival, artist Elana Langer presents the What I Live By Kiosk, the first inclusive, global, product-less brand. What I Live By invites us to transform everyday clothing and accessories into affirmations of our values by attaching the What I Live By logo to things we already own. Participants are invited to stop by with something they own that represents their ethics, brand it with a What I Live By label, and share their stories.

Part of FIAF Crossing the Line Festival.

Rick Brown and Che Chen play an idiosyncratic take on Mauritania’ music, using homemade percussion and electric guitar. Their music doesn’t strive to any sort of authenticity, yet conjures up the best of African desert music. It is both beautiful and hypnotic and is equally relevant performed in concert form, in a bar, or in an art gallery. Press has been very generous in its praise of the band, but our favorite is still the Paper of Records’ remark that “Rick Brown’s “equipment looked as if it cost no more than a pretty good sandwich.” NY Times.

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The Ghost Train Orchestra was founded in 2006 by composer/arranger Brian Carpenter when he was hired as the musical director for an event marking the 90th anniversary of the historic Regent Theater in Boston. Carpenter began transcribing old 78s of recordings by Fletcher Henderson, Don Redman, Tiny Parham, Fess Williams, and Charlie Johnson and arranged the music for a 9-piece ensemble. The ensuing album achieved much critical acclaim and reached the top 10 of the Billboard Jazz charts and saw Carpenter’s interviewed on NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross. The Orchestra’s latest album, Hot Town which featured saxophonist Colin Stetson was released in in May 2015. With Brian Carpenter (trumpet, harmonica), Andy Laster (alto saxophone), Michael McGinnis (clarinet), Petr Cancura (clarinet, tenor saxophone), Curtis Hasselbring (trombone), Ron Caswell (tuba), Cyntia Sayer (banjo), Karen Waltuch (violin) and Rob Garcia (drums).

Artist Talk Web SquareArtist Talk: It was a time that was a time
Monday, September 14

Shezad Dawood in conversation with Jenny Jaskey of The Artist’s Institute.

Shezad Dawood (b. 1974) received his MA from Royal College of Art, London, and a doctorate in fine art from Leeds Metropolitan University. His work has been exhibited internationally, including the Taipei Biennial (2014), Marrakech Biennial (2014) MACBA Barcelona (2014), MoMA PS1 (2014), Witte de With (2013), Modern Art Oxford (2012), Busan Biennale (2010), Tate Britain (2009), and the 53rd Venice Biennale (2009). His further extensive exhibitions include interventions in cities such as Tangiers, Mumbai, Karachi, Hamburg, and Singapore. Recent projects include feature film Piercing Brightness (2013), a solo exhibition at Parasol Unit, London, Leeds Art Gallery (2014) and at OCAT Xi’an, China (2014). Dawood is a Jarman Award nominee (2012) and one of the winners of the Abraaj Capital Art Prize (2011). He currently lives and works in London, where he is Senior Research Fellow in Experimental Media at the University of Westminster.’

Jenny Jaskey is Director and Curator of The Artist’s Institute, New York, where she has worked closely with artists including Pierre Huyghe, Carolee Schneemann, Lucy McKenzie, Haim Steinbach, and Fia Backström. She is co-editor with Christoph Cox and Suhail Malik of Realism Materialism Art (CCS Bard and Sternberg, 2015), and her writing appears in Texte zur Kunst, Frieze, Metropolis M, and Mousse. Recent catalog writing includes essays on artists Nina Canell, Ian Cheng, and Haim Steinbach. Prior to running The Artist’s Institute, Jaskey worked as an independent curator and with institutions including Kunsthalle Zürich, Rhizome at the New Museum, and Creative Time.

It was a time that was a time is generously supported by the French Institute Alliance Fraçaise (FIAF) and is part of the official program for Crossing The Line, a fall festival organized by FIAF that presents interdisciplinary works and performances in New York.

BandaDeLosMuertosBanda de Los Muertos
with Mariachi Flor de Toloache & Special Guests
Friday, September 18
Tickets: Advance $12.50, Door $15 Click here to purchase tickets

For the past twenty years, Brooklyn residents Oscar Noriega and Jacob Garchik have kept busy in the jazz and classical world – but a few years back, both Oscar and Jacob came to be obsessed with the brass band music of Sinaloa – the Mexican state now better known for El Chapo than its musical output. Oscar, the son of Mexican immigrants, felt a nostalgic connection to the music of his parents. Jacob, who had no prior knowledge of the music, first heard it on a Mexican jukebox and was instantly fascinated by the intricate arrangements, the dexterity of the brass players and the astounding virtuosity of its sousaphone players.

Realizing that there was no traditional Banda in Brooklyn, they decided to start their own. They wrote new arrangements, Jacob practiced sousaphone and they enlisted some of their musician friends, most of them players familiar to jazz audiences: Chris Speed, Jim Black, Curtis Hasselbring, Brian Drye, Ben Holmes Justin Mullens as well as French Horn player Rachel Drehmann and singer Mireya Ramos, of Mariachi Flor de Toloache fame.

Soon, Banda de Los Muertos was attracting an audience made up of Brass aficionados and Mexicans – as well as kudos from the mother of all Mexican Brass Bands: Banda el Recodo.

Banda de Los Muertos’ debut album is a tribute to the early years of the genre, but also a re-interpretation of the Banda tradition. The band stresses the intricacies of the original music over the more hook-driven new hits that hold favor on contemporary Mexican radio stations. Jacob and Oscar’s original arrangements have a big band flavor that relies on the precise ensemble playing – but without ever giving in to the temptation of esoteric jazz improvisation. Banda de Los Muertos plays popular music – the kind of music you’re supposed to get married and break up to.

At Pioneer Works, the ten piece brass band will celebrate the release of their debut album with the help of their friends Mariachi Flor de Toloache – whose leader, Mierya Ramos, also happens to sing with La Banda… And as the date closely coincides with Mexican Independence Day (Sept 16th), the event will be a celebration of Mexico and Mexican culture in the US, complete with mexican food in the garden as well as very special guests tba.

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Gustavo Ciriaco & Andrea Sonnberger
Saturday, September 19 & Sunday, September 20

11am, 2pm & 5pm from Pioneer Books
Tickets $15, Click Here to Purchase

In the tradition of the flâneur, Brazilian artist Gustavo Ciriaco and Austrian artist Andrea Sonnberger carefully guide you on an hour-long, silent walk through the streets of Red Hook. Literally bound to the group by a supersized rubber band, you become part of an instant community, a collective spectacle, an ephemeral space. Together, New York’s quietest glimmers of beauty are yours to discover.

This project was originally created within the frame of Close Encounters, an initiative of Alkantara (Lisboa) and Panorama (Rio) festivals.

Part of FIAF Crossing the Line Festival.

SValentino SquareRed Hook Regatta
Sunday, September 20

4pm; Please Note, Event will take place at Valentino Pier


On September 20, 2015 the Digital Stewards and Pioneer Works are hosting a boat race on the Red Hook waterfront. Radio controlled, 3-D printed boats will complete against each other — to see who can transport the most cargo in the time allowed, and who can most expertly navigate the rough seas around Valentino Pier.

Come to cheer on the boats, learn about the history of shipping in Red Hook, and enjoy an afternoon by the water. Visit our website for more information or to get involved

And kids! Bring your own lemonade stand and make a few bucks. Other refreshing beverages also welcome. Email for more info:

Digital Stewards – Who We Are
We are a group of young adults who install, maintain, and promote the Red Hook Initiative Wifi network. Our main aim is to do outreach within the community, create partnerships with businesses and non-profit organizations relating to the network, identify possible installation sites to place routers and antennas on. We are hoping to create a safe, digital environment that’s beneficial to the community while maintaining digital infrastructure and justice.

New Logo_smallPaper Cuts Bookstore Tour
Thursday, September 24
7:30pm at Pioneer Books; Free and Open to the Public, RSVP Here

Paper Cuts, the zine, DIY, and small press reading program on Clocktower Radio, is taking the show on the road with a series of events at bookstores and alternative spaces in the New York City area. Each event will feature writers, zinesters, artists, and performers who typically share their work in print, on paper, and in small editions. Think of it as a traveling micro-art book and zine fair! Come to hear great readers and talk about new work!

The first stop is at Pioneer Books, 289 Van Brunt Street (corner of Pioneer and Van Brunt).

Readers include:
Adriana Atema, Sadie Barnette, Eno Edet, S. Whitney Holmes, and Alys Velazquez

Paper Cuts is a regular reading series on Clocktower Radio.
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Adriana Atema is a multi-disciplinary creative dynamo artist living in Red Hook. She is a painter, performance and installation artist, musician and writer. Adriana’s work explores interconnectivity, perception and story. She has been exhibiting and performing across the US – working on new ways to share her engaging work with a wide audience.

Sadie Barnette is from Oakland, California. She received her BFA from CalArts in 2006, and her Masters in Visual Arts at the University of California, San Diego, in 2012. She has shown her work in venues including the Studio Museum in Harlem, Self Help Graphics, The Mistake Room in Los Angeles, Ever Gold gallery in San Francisco, and Carol Jazzar in Miami. Sadie is currently living in New York City while participating in the 2014-15 Artist-in-Residence program at the Studio Museum in Harlem.

Eno Edet was raised and nurtured by New York’s underground, Eno has taken the lessons and teachings of the city’s most sacred weirdos, and has translated them into his own brand of children stories. These stories are written with the intent to spread love, happiness and imagination throughout the world. But in a very strange way. Enjoy…

S. Whitney Holmes is the author of Room Where I Get What I Want (Black Ocean, 2015) and of the chapbook Method of Loci (dancing girl press, 2013). She acts as executive director for the feminist press Switchback Books and is also an editor for The Offending Adam. She was born and raised in West Virginia, earned her M.F.A. from the University of Alabama, and currently lives in Brooklyn, N.Y. Her poems have appeared in Gulf Coast, Poetry Northwest, Barrelhouse, and others.

Alys Velazquez is a Brooklyn-based writer focusing on poetry and short prose and is the poetry editor for Selfish. She spends much of her time on both sides of the bar, haunting used bookstores, and photographing her breakfast.

PTV3_by_Shervin_Lainez_2015Psychic TV
Saturday, October 3
Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at the door; Click here to purchase tickets

Pioneer Works is honored to present genre/gender defying night of performative, experimental psychedelic, punk, industrial rock with Psychic TV, Haribo, Shilpa Ray, and WETWARE.

Psychic TV Born from industrial music behemoth Throbbing Gristle, Psychic TV is fronted by Throbbing Gristle’s founder: anti-hero, artist, and Pandrogenist, Genesis P-Orridge. — Psychic TV is particularly known for its intense and visceral live performances and for a creative lineage that includes cultural luminaries such as William S. Burroughs, Derek Jarman, and Timothy Leary, among others. The band will perform old and new favorites including songs from their latest album, Snakes.

Haribo A performance group of artists Raul De Nieves, Jessie Stead and Nathan Whipple. A blend of punk installation, improvised narratives and original music, Haribo presents unruly cross-genre operettas to sold out crowds in New York and internationally. Recent performances include Performa 13, Issue Project Room, Akershus Kunstsenter, among many others.

Shilpa Ray The New Jersey-born and Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter has recorded under several guises, including the Happy Hookers, and Beat the Devil. Her most recent solo album, Last Year’s Savage, featured lyrics that challenged dominant male hierarchies. The album was accompanied by a satirical online news site, Savage Times, which published biting cultural commentary and humorous fake news pieces.

WETWARE is the collaborative project of Matthew Morandi (Jahiliyya Fields) and Roxy Farman. Morandi says of the project: “fried punk weirdness….a(nti)-techno. Warped vocals and synth-trails a la the Screamers and the more agnostic characters in ‘Sword of Doom’. Post NY confrontational personality disorder.”