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.
EXHIBITIONS CLOSINGS: Final viewing of Bosco Sodi’s exhibition The Last Day and Mark Hogancamp’s photographic series The Women of Marwencol.
7pm – GOLEM Klezmer-rock band Golem was founded by Annette Ezekiel Kogan in New York City, and since then, the band has become a leading re-interpreter and innovator of Yiddish and Eastern European music, pushing tradition forward into the 21st century. Golem performs nationally and internationally, from the east coast to the west, and from Paris to Mexico City to Stockholm to Warsaw. Their new release, “Tanz�? on Mexican label Corasón, marks a conscious move into new territory, with mainly original material created by the band. Golem’s rock edge is given new emphasis by legendary Brooklyn producer Tony Maimone (Pere Ubu, They Might be Giants) who was able to capture their raucous energy. The album was released to critical acclaim, reviewed on NPR’s “Fresh Air” and featured in the fourth season of Louis CK’s television show, “Louie.” Golem is “not your father’s klezmer band, unless of course your father was Sid Vicious�? (Jewish Week).
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.
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.
4PM: ARTIST TALK
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.
12-7PM: WEAVING TOGETHER, RED HOOK
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.
5-6pm: I LOVE VINYL was founded in the summer of 2009 by six seasoned DJs hailing from NYC, Chicago, Baltimore, and beyond. With over 100 years of spinning, and over 100,000 records between them, the I Love Vinyl all-stars include DJ Scribe, Amir Abdullah, Jon Oliver, OP!, and Shawn Dub. The very organic history of this vinyl loving crew revolves around their fabulous grassroots party and their innovations in radio using Mixcloud in a terrestrial-influenced, free-form style. For their shows, which have spread to Brooklyn and Amsterdam, they invite selectors from seasoned DJ’s, crate diggers, musicians, and artists who share a passion for vinyl. They are champions of vinyl in the digital age. They will be performing and interviewing Grandwizzard Theodore in promotion of his new album.
6PM: CRAFTONE SYMPHONY
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.
6:15PM YEAR END JAM SESSION
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
What Would The Community Think?
#2. Troublemakers (1965) screening with
We Got to Live Here (1965)
Tuesday, December 9
7:30 pm, Doors at 7 pm
Tickets $10, Purchase tickets here
Conversation with filmmaker Robert Machover and writer/activist Kevin Powell
In 1965, members of SDS (including Tom Hayden) moved to Newark to organize with residents of the most economically and socially ignored wards, leading to the creation of NCUP (Newark Community Union Project). Focusing on the attempts of one neighborhood to get city hall to respond to their need for a traffic light at a deadly intersection, and the endemic abuses of landlords on tenants, Troublemakers and We Got to Live Here document two months in the fall of that year, and the success, and failures, of collective organizing with members of the community, and those from the outside – and how film is used as an organizing tool itself.
Kevin Powell is one of the most acclaimed political, cultural, literary, and hip-hop voices in America today. He is the author of 11 books, including “Barack Obama, Ronald Reagan, and the Ghost of Dr. King: Blogs and Essays.�? Among his upcoming books will be a memoir of his very difficult childhood and youth, to be released in 2015 by Simon & Schuster; and in 2016 he will publish a biography of Tupac Shakur, the late rapper and controversial American icon. Most important to Kevin Powell is his activism and organizing work, is his life of service to others. He is the president and cofounder of BK Nation, a new national organization focused on issues like civic engagement, education, violence prevention, racial profiling, immigration, and leadership development for young people.
About The Series – “What Would the Community Think?�?
A film series exploring how people form communities; the shared vision through which it is built, and what is deemed a success or failure. The desires and purposes of individuals forming groups, or the rejection of one lifestyle/community for another. Filmmaking collectives documenting their own existence or that of others, and the community that is created just by watching a film together.
Previous screenings in this series: Approaching the Elephant (Amanda Rose Wilder,2014). Future screenings to include People’s Firehouse #1(1979), Asylum (1972), No One Will Play with Me (1976), Symbiopsychotaxiplasm (1968), Susan After the Sugar Harvest (1970) and Por Primera Vez/For the First Time (1967)
Second event of “What Would the Community Think?�? film series organized by Jake Perlin, film programmer.