Second Sundays

Second Sundays is a free event series presented on the second Sunday of every month. The program features open studios with current artists in residence, live music, exhibitions and participatory programs exploring art, science, technology and education.

This May, Second Sundays will highlight works by past and current technologists-in-residence offering a variety of immersive environments, virtual and augmented reality experiences, performances and moments of reflection on the interventions made by technology in our lives.

Food and Beverage by Burma Noodle Bar, Salty Road (taffy), Pintail Coffee and PW Bar.

On View

Tahir Karmali: PAPER/work

Working across photography and digital mediums, Brooklyn-based artist Tahir Karmali’s interests lie in narrating outlier communities: groups who live away from mainstream society, but whose existences are indelibly shaped by economic, geopolitical, and social infrastructures. He draws from his own experiences as a well-traveled Kenyan citizen to structure narratives around migratory identity, specifically as it pertains to Indian migration of East Africa during the 1890s—prior to Kenya’s independence in 1963—and its contemporary implications.

More specifically, Karmali is dra...Read more

Mollie McKinley: Salt Priestess

Pioneer Works is pleased to present Mollie McKinley’s Salt Priestess, the artist’s first institutional solo exhibition in the United States. Comprised of photographs and salt and glass sculptures, the exhibition presents alchemical transmutations as a feminist clarion call, one in which female archetypes—situated in and around supernatural landscapes—hover in a strange, symbolic space of ritual and unknowable, primal drama.

Made with a wooden 4×5 camera, McKinley’s photographic tableaux typically portray “priestesses” inhabiting surreal American landscapes...Read more

Jemila MacEwan: It Holds Us All

Jemila MacEwan is a New York-based artist who utilizes disparate media – performance, photography, video, painting and sculpture – to define internal states of becoming as physical transformations. It Holds Us All, an installation of seven sculptures inspired by her recent research in volcanoes and active geothermal activity, will be presented on the Third Floor of Pioneer Works from April 9 through May 14, 2017.

MacEwan returns clay to the form of its geological origin by harnessing organic materials such as wood-fired stoneware, porcelain, Icelandic volcanic ash, wood and cemen...Read more

Music

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Battle of Santiago

Toronto-based, The Battle of Santiago, combines classic Afro-Cuban rhythms and vocals with a distinctly Canadian post-rock spirit and sensibility. The result is a singular sound that tells a universal 21st Century story, transcending borders while staying rooted in one city’s immigrant experience.

The Battle of Santiago’s Revolucion Perpetua multimedia show, developed with chilean-born artist, designer Patricio Davila, integrates digital visual art, live musical performance and audience interaction. The result is a one-of-a-kind organic audio and visual installation. Their new album, La Migra, will be out in March of 2017.

Interventions

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<Cmnd+F> Poetry

Found Poetry is the practice of isolating words or phrases from preexisting lines of text to create a new meaning. <Cmnd+F> applies this practice to lines HTML. With just a highlighter and a sheet of paper, anyone can make a poem.

Interactive Neuroscience

Interactive Neuroscience is a hands-on exploration into the neurobiology that underlies our everyday experiences. Participants will have the opportunity to wear EEG headsets while engaging in interactive experiences and visualizing their own brain responses.

Solar Powered Noise Maker

Alex Nathanson

Learn how to build your own solar-powered noise maker!

Pioneer Works Magazine with Siebren Versteeg

Siebren Versteeg

Meet artist Siebran Versteeg, featured in Pioneer Works magazine newest issue and interact with Versteeg’s sculpture from his Reflection Eternal series.

White Collar Crime Risk Zones

Sam LavigneFrancis TsengBrian Cliffton

Meat Puppet Arcade

Matt Romein
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Matt Romein

Meat Puppet Arcade is an ongoing series of small installations in which the artist manipulates digital copies of his body in odd and unsettling ways.

Human Cybernetics

Rachel White
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Rachel White

As hardware components become smaller, our dystopian future dreams come closer to reality. What would modern cybernetic augmentations look like, and how would we program them?

Dark Patterns

Caroline SindersMani Nilchiani

The Weight of the Meaning

Caroline SindersRoss GoodwinFrancis Tsung

WATERTIGHT

Ziv (ZEEVE) SchneiderCaitlin Robinson

WATERTIGHT, a documentary portrait series, muses on the tension between the desire for freedom and mobility and the need for security in uncertain times.

Group Theory Coloring Book

Alex Berke
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Alex Berke

Color on the walls, interact with mathematical animations, and learn more about the beauty of math.

Gardens of the Anthropocene

Tamiko Thiel
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Tamiko Thiel

Gardens of the Anthropocene posits a “climate-fiction” future inspired by actual toxic algae around Long Island and New York Harbor.

Guided Meditation

Sam Lavigne
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Sam Lavigne

Guided Meditation offers a moment to reflect on late capitalism.

Jellyfishing in America

Haoyan of America

Jellyfishing in America is a video series exploring the ever-shifting landscapes of technological conditioning and what it means to be human in the 21st century.

Untitled (Device)

Nancy Nowacek
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Nancy Nowacek

Nancy Nowacek presents a new work that widens the potential scope of gestural input, scripting movement in the world through a series of suggested devices.

Operator

Chino Kim
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Chino Kim

Operator is a musical interface inspired by old telephone switchboards that reverses the role of the operator and allows for the sampling and manipulation of live phone calls.

Retrograde

Sam Sadtler
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Sam Sadtler

As a society, we are always interacting with technology, but what happens when technology starts to interact with itself?

Dots

Oleg Pashkovsky

Dots is a series of real-time sketches made with code.

Presence Caster

The Virtual Environments (VR) Lab at Pioneer Works will present Presence Caster, a networked multiplayer cyber creation story.

Clocktower Radio: Second Sunday Program

Tune in for a live-stream of Second Sunday programs and events at www.clocktower.org

Internet Directory

Daniel Temkin
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Daniel Temkin

Daniel Temkin will read excerpts from Internet Directory, a list of all 115 million .COM domain names in alphabetical order.

She Resonates Performance Showcase

Anaïs Maviel
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Anaïs Maviel

Anaïs Maviel is a vocalist and multi-instrumentist. As a fearless improviser, composer, and performer, she expresses hybrid forms by reinventing her French-Haitian origins and invoking ancestral and cyborg streams. Creatively involved with William Parker, Larkin Grimm, Mara Rosenbloom, Matt Lavelle, Michael Bisio, Jen Baker, the Commons Choir and more free-spirited fellows. She is dedicated to substantial creations from solo to cross-disciplinary ensembles, and to expanding the power of music as a healing act.

Kids Take PW

Kids Take PW is a tour designed for families and kids (5-12 years old) including short visits and a hands-on activity with selected artists. Please bring your parent or guardian.

Lullabies for AI

Amelia Winger-BearskinCassie TarakajianEamon O’Connor

Lullabies for AI (Amelia Winger-Bearskin, Cassie Tarakajian, Eamon O’Connor) is a musical project that creates music to soothe and educate our future AI overlords who need some psychic chill as much as the next neural net.

AETHER

Aether
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Aether

Aether is a live Motion Capture dance performance designed and choreographed with sacred geometry and the embodied four elements: water, fire, earth and wind.