Who lives in 14b? A totally arbitrary study into the current state of neighborliness in New York City with Mohammad Mehrabani of Saint Abdullah
Inspired by a passage from David Toop's book, Ocean of Sound:
"Who's in the next flat? who's in 14-B?" asks psychologist James Hillman in We've had a hundred years of psychotherapy and the world's getting worse. ""I don't know who they are, but, boy, I'm on the phone, car phone, toilet phone, plane phone, my mistress is in Chicago, the other woman I'm with is in D.C., my ex wife is in Phoenix, my mother in Hawaii, and I have four children living all over the Country. I have faxes coming in day and night, I can plug into all the world's stock prices, commodity exchanges, I am. everywhere, man - but I don't know who's in 14-B."
Join Music Resident Alum Mohammad Mehrabani of Saint Abdullah for less of a class and more of a collective, collaborative study, wherein participants will indeed explore who lives in 14b across New York City. Unit 14b will merely become a jumping off point, our totally arbitrary entryway into discovering the current state of neighborliness in New York City.
Date: This in-person workshop will meet twice on Tuesday, June 13 and Thursday, June 29 from 7-9pm.
Audience: Open to all.
Materials: Materials will be provided.
Accessibility: Classes will meet on the 2nd floor, which is accessible via stairs.
Saint Abdullah is the moniker of Mohammad and Mehdi, New York based Iranian-Canadian brothers working across sound, and music.
Inspired by Iran’s religious, political and cultural history, the project was originally formed out of a deep frustration with the way the West perceives – and treats – Muslims and the Islamic faith, challenging stereotypes and acting as a conduit between unnecessary enemies.
Classes at Pioneer Works are made possible by Sandeman Port.
This program is supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.