Art Hack Day: Deluge
Saturday, January 31
7pm – Late; FREE
Join the Art Hack Day teams on Saturday January 31 starting at 7:00 PM for a closing exhibition, live performances, and party.
Art Hack Day is a part-hackathon, part-happening where 60 hackers and artists bridge the gap between art, technology and entrepreneurship with grassroots hackathons that demonstrate the expressive potential of new technology and the power of radical collaboration in art. Each hackathon results in a pop-up exhibit built in the 48 hours before it opens to the public.
This year’s theme for NYC, Deluge, explores the roles of technology and art in the wake of changing climates and how fabrication, data, and biology can be approached with new perspectives and creative insight.
Organized by David Huerta, Jonathan Dahan, Olof Mathé, Paul Christophe, and Shayna Gentiluomo
Sunday, February 8
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.
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.
EXHIBITION ON VIEW: Tongue Stones, a group show featuring David Horvitz, Soda_Jerk, Joachim Koester, Elise Rasmussen, & Julia Weist curated by Clara Halpern.
OPEN STUDIOS: David Colosi, Hyon Gyon, Robyn Hasty, David Horvitz, Christopher Kardambikis, Henrique Oliveira, and Ian Trask.
M.A.K.U SOUNDSYSTEM Comprised of 8 members, hailing mostly from Colombia, M.A.K.U. SoundSystem makes big music that begins in traditional Afro- Colombian rhythms and ends somewhere in the punk-jazz stratosphere, with hints of Colombian folklore, Psychedelic Rock and Caribbean grooves.. Clarinet, trombone, sax, guitarra, and Latin percussion supplement an overdriven rock core, creating a sound familiar enough to be danceable but always surprising.
TONGUES IN TREES Drawing from North Indian classical and folk music, Tongues in Trees is vocalist Samita Sinha, drummer SunnyJain (Red Baraat), and guitarist Grey McMurray (itsnotyouitsme). The trio blurs the line between East and West, traditional and experimental, acoustic and electronic. Long time collaborators Sinha and Jain bring their distinctive musical voices as Indian-Americans alongside McMurray’s avant new music textures. File as: Sonic Youth meets Bjork meets Sufi trance
Film Screening + Q&A
Friday, February 13
Screening at 7:30pm, Doors at 7pm; RSVP Required Here
SIDEWALK STORIES: (1989) On a wintry Greenwich Village street, portrait artist Charles Lane (the writer/director himself) battles a bullying, giant fellow artist, strokes attractive businesswoman Sandye Wilson’s cheek a little more than needed to get those proportions right, then gets stuck with adorable tot Nicole Alysia when her gambler dad gets knifed — all in b&w silence… and without the use of a single intertitle. An homage to Chaplin’s The Kid (and other movies) set in a then-tough Village environment (Lane squats in a wreck slated for demolition) and clearly capturing the plight of the homeless, Sidewalk Stories retains a magical sense of the fable, until a final, startling switch to… Winner of the Prix du Public at the Cannes Film Festival, where it received a 15-minute ovation, Sidewalk Stories became a hit independent film around the world, but then disappeared: it’s never been on DVD or home video. Approx. 97 min. DCP, restored by Cineteca di Bologna at L’Immagine Ritrovata and released by Carlotta Films US.
Q&A with Writer/Director Charles Lane and Composer Marc Marder:
Charles Lane is an African-American actor and filmmaker. He is a native New Yorker, born and raised. While attending SUNY Purchase as a film student, he made a short titled A Place in Time based on the famous Kitty Genovese incident. This short gained him a certain amount of attention, including a Student Academy Award win.
Marc Marder composes for film, theater and concert. For the cinema, his score for Sidewalk Stories, a silent feature film by Charles Lane (1989) won the Deutches Schalleplatten Preis in 1990 for one of the best film scores of the year and led him on to accompany Charles for his Hollywood comedy, True Identity in 1991. He has composed the scores for all of Cambodian Rithy Panh’s films- both documentaries and fictions – and has been with him at the Cannes Festival in the Official Selection for six of those eighteen films. In 2013 The Missing Picture won the prize of the Un Certain Regard selection and was nominated for an Oscar in the Foreign film selection. For this same score he won the prize for Best Music in Film awarded by the Sacem and the French National Radio in 2014 along with a commission for a large orchestral work to be performed in October of this year.
Found Sound Nation
Concert Series Event #3
Friday, February 27
7pm; $10 Suggested Donation
Operating under the overarching FSN ethos that encourages the diminishing of boundaries in music-making and music-listening – be they ethnic, cultural, or stylistic – this concert series features a diverse curation of artists, both local and international. Audiences and performers alike are invited to experience something special and out-of-the-ordinary, as this collection of traditional and contemporary artists, community members and visitors, congregates in a unique kind of concert environment to engage in the intimate offering of sound.
Featuring: Luke Temple, Star Rover, Girls & God, and Booker Stardrum
Curated by Nandi Plunkett
Audio engineered by Ezra Tenenbaum
Visual and lighting design by Celina Carney
Video projections by Zack Levine
Der Schauspieldirektor by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Friday, March 20
$20 Suggested Donation
Groupmuse presents Der Schauspieldirektor, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Written for Emperor Joseph of Austria’s living room, the piece is about a frazzled director dealing with egotistical singers who have to learn to compromise in order to make art happen. It features some of Mozart’s nicest tunes – about 25 minutes of music, all-told – and we’re cutting down the hours of German dialogue with just a few freshly-written/translated lines to move the plot along. Our music director and conductor will be Matthew Aucoin (the Wall Street Journal-christened Next Leonard Bernstein), with direction and new English dialogue by Ben Miller.
Music director and conductor: Matthew Aucoin
Director, producer, and new English dialogue: Ben Miller
Starring singers from New York City’s top young singers’ programs and an orchestra made up of Groupmuse’s finest.
More information at www.groupmuse.com
Living Room Index and Pool
An exhibition of installation & performance by
Lauren Bakst and Yuri Masnyj
March 13 – April 26, 2015
Opening Reception & Performance: March 13, 2015 6-9PM
Sunday March 22, 2015: 3pm and 4pm*
Sunday April 5, 2015: 3pm and 4pm*
Second Sunday: April 12, 2015 6-8pm
Sunday April 19, 2015: 3pm and 4pm*
For More information, please visit our Exhibitions page.