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Support this project: Secret City, Sarah Small.

Sarah Small’s project Tableau Vivant (mass, joyful gatherings of both clothed and unclothed folks, as well musicians and props) are visually stunning. She combines her large range of photography skills with her duel talent singing in the a capella group Black Sea Hotel and the result is pure beauty.

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Support This Project: Secret City, Thomas Bangsted

Thomas Bangstead‘s surreal and sublime portraits of oft vacant landscapes and still life’s, seem to embody the suspense of the “happened.”

Devoid of obvious action, Bangstead’s work instead lingers in the moment (perhaps even the second) after a tragedy, before a meal, or in the midst of a scenic view and leave the viewer to conjure their own narratives based on these strange vignettes.

Bangstead is also currently part of “The Woods are Lovely, Dark, and Deep” at Asya Geisberg gallery and will be giving a talk on his work this coming Thursday during the Chelsea Art Walk. If you can, please help support Thomas and The Secret City!

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Support This Project: Secret City, Butt Kapinski.

Beyond having amazing art  The Secret City has an enviable roster of performers. One of them being the hilarious Butt Kapinski.

Read more about Butt below and take a moment to watch her at work.

And then help the SC with your Nikwels and Diwums.

About Butt:

Deanna Fleysher (not only the mind behind Butt but helped direct Red Bastard) is a performer, director and teacher. Inspired by clown, improv comedy, commedia dell-arte and bouffon, she creates comedy which tackles the thornier topics of being human. Deanna relies on improvisation and collaboration as tools of creation. She has performed at various seedy joints around New York City including Galapagos, Symphony Space, Lincoln Center and many others. (READ MORE.)

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Support This Project: Secret City, Martyn Thompson

I’ll be devoting some of this week and the next to showcasing some of the amazing artists that make up The Secret City . They need funding for the new season and I’m pretty convinced once you see what’s in store, you’ll want to give it to them. Donate if you can and enjoy!

About Martyn Thompson:

Martyn Thompson is a groundbreaking photographer of still-life’s and interiors.

Born in London and raised in Sydney, Thompson studied fine art and literature at Sydney University. After finishing school in 1982, he visited New York City, and this trip made a lasting impression: the music, the clubs, but mostly, the city and its people.

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SUPPORT THIS PROJECT: THE BEST KEPT SECRET.

“In October 2007, I rented a small white room on West 14th Street in New York City. I asked three friends to meet me there, and to bring anything they might like to share in the way of a poem or a quote or a picture. We sat in a circle on the floor and I explained that I wanted to start a sanctuary for artists, a regular gathering that would celebrate the creative spirit and those who keep it alive. We discussed the idea, and everyone shared their poems, pictures and quotes. We all agreed that a monthly event celebrating artists and creativity could be a very powerful thing. We all left feeling excited. I booked the room for a Sunday morning the following month. And so the Secret City was born.”

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SUPPORT THIS PROJECT! stormy seas…a site specific sculptural assemblage by deise

Well this is just awesome. And huge (what you see is only the model for the actual sculpture). And they’ve only got a few hours to go!
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SUPPORT THIS PROJECT!: FOWLER ARTS COLLECTIVE.

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SUPPORT THIS PROJECT: KICKSTARTER FILM FESTIVAL.

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About this project

We’re thrilled to announce that the Second Annual Kickstarter Film Festival will be held the evening of Saturday, July 9th in Brooklyn, New York, on the roof of the Old American Can Factory. We hope that you can join us!

The festival will feature 100 minutes of footage from 16 projects. The clips will range anywhere from two to ten minutes in length, and will include feature films, documentaries, shorts, project videos, animation, video art, and music videos.

There will be tasty snacks and other goodies from two amazing Kickstarter-funded eateries (Brooklyn’s Colonie and Soho’s What Happens When), beverages from City ‘Lasses, and ice cream from Phinizy & Phebe. There will also be activities from Kickstarter creators, including lucid dreaming lessons from Oneironautics, pics with the Magnolia Photo Booth, and animated GIFs turned into physical zoetropes.

Seating for the festival is divided into two sections: rooftop and courtyard. Both are great! The venue features two screens, one for each section. The rooftop section is located on top of the Old American Can Factory and the courtyard section is just beneath it. The afterparty will be held in the courtyard.

Doors will open at 7pm. Films will begin promptly at 9pm.

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SUPPORT THIS PROJECT: SECRET CITY.

DONATE TO SC KICKSTARTER.

The Secret City is an Obie-award winning arts organization that serves the spiritual, social and human needs of artists. Over the past four years at our monthly gatherings, we have presented hundreds of performers, musicians, visual artists, chefs, jugglers, magicians, clowns, dancers, poets, and films. We also present The Manhattan Wonderwalk every September — it’s a 14 hour walk of the island of Manhattan with performances throughout the city. Since our founding in 2007, we have grown from a small gathering of passionate artists, to a thriving community with an average of 125 people attending every month. This September will be the beginning of our fifth year, and we’re raising money to fund our new season. (READ MORE.)



SUPPORT THIS PROJECT! SOUNDFJORD IN LONDON.

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SUPPORT THIS PROJECT: Phantom Limb’s “69˚S.” – The Final Stage


About this project

WATCH THE VIDEO

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Phantom Limb has been at work on 69˚S. (formerly known as The Shackleton Project) for over three years now and the world premiere is just around the corner.

This piece has taken Erik and Jessica to Antarctica, Australia and beyond and for the final developmental stage, the entire company travels to Groningen, Netherlands where their unparalleled vision for the stage premieres in August at Holland’s Noorderzon Festival.  The Grand Theatre in Groningen has been working away for the past 6 months making a 21’ hydraulic puppet shipwreck that collapses in three phases, a flaming life-size skeleton puppet and our entire wardrobe for the show.

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Save Bowne.

Missed the party listing last night but you can still help by signing the petition.

READ BELOW TO SEE WHAT BOWNE IS ALL ABOUT:

Closed on Valentine’s Day, 2011, after 36 years of operation, Bowne & Co Stationers was a beloved re-creation of a small nineteenth-century printing and stationer’s shop in the South Street Seaport area of Lower Manhattan. Established in honor of one of New York City’s oldest and longest-running businesses, Bowne & Co. was a museum that did not look like a museum. It was a working press that still took custom orders, a destination for researchers and school groups, and a beautiful neighborhood shop that inspired passionate responses from visitors from around the world.

Now, as its parent institution, the Seaport Museum New York, struggles financially, the future of Bowne and its significant collection is uncertain and potentially at risk of disappearing altogether.

Friends of Bowne is a group of individuals who care about what happens to Bowne & Co. It is a public platform for sharing news, ideas, and support, in an effort to ensure Bowne receives the stewardship it deserves. Mainly, it is a way to keep the idea of the shop open, even as its doors are closed, because we believe the survival of Bowne & Co. will help make New York City a richer, more interesting place.

… But don’t just take our word for it! Comment with your own memories and impressions of Bowne on our blog. Tell us why you think it’s important that Bowne survive. Share thoughts,  information, as well as feedback! Feedback is very, very welcome. Also feel free to contact the admins “offline,” if you’d rather, by emailing friendsofbowne@gmail.com.

Doug Clouse and Laura Koo Nicholas are the current admins for this blog. Doug was the shop’s master printer since June 2010 and a volunteer for four years before that. Laura began volunteering in November 2010. Both were present at Bowne on the afternoon that the Museum closed the shop.



SUPPORT THIS PROJECT! PRISM INDEX & PROJECT NEON.

Two new projects filtering through the feed that caught my eye. One is the handiwork of Jeffery Bowers, THE PRISIM INDEX. Limited edition, handmade, silkscreened, mixed-media book complete with images (DVD) and sound (CD) featuring a gratuitous amount of artists. It’s the kind of project most editor’s cringe at and you’ve got to admire not only the quality of the work but the sheer gumption of the undertaking. Not to mention the interesting Kickstarter video. See a tour of the mag itself below.

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Skip Lunch, Fight Hunger: Now until May 11th.
April 18, 2011, 7:00 am
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Skip Lunch Fight Hunger is a citywide initiative that asks our neighbors in New York City to donate what they normally spend on lunch to help feed hungry children and their families. Hunger is a year-round problem, but some New Yorkers are actually more likely to lose their access to good food during the summer months: children. While many public schools are open the entire summer to serve free breakfast and lunch to children, they’re not able to replace every missing meal.

For the cost of an average lunch, you can help ensure that every New Yorker has access to good food. With just $10, City Harvest can feed over 43 children. To learn more about what City Harvest is doing to combat childhood hunger, click here.

By collectively bringing together our lunch money on May 11th, we can make a significant impact on hunger in our city. Join Skip Lunch Fight Hunger this year by registering as an individual or a team to raise funds, or by donating to the campaign.

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Help support DAMP PATCHES with April Gertler.

HELP SUPPORT CONTRIBUTOR APRIL GERTLER’S BOOK PROJECT: DAMP PATCHES.
I’ve had the very great pleasure of seeing some of these pieces in person and each one of them is so uniquely lovely. April will talk about this and other projects in the forthcoming video interview for the 22 but in the meantime help her make it happen!

Donations range from $25 to $750 (which includes a personal hand-made collage from April.)

ABOUT THIS PROJECT

In October 2010 I was invited to Paris for an artist residency at l’entreprise culturelle. Out of that residency came DAMP PATCHES – which is a new collection of work I developed into an artist book that mixes my collage work with photography and drawing. The title of the book comes from the loose translation of a deodorant ad from the French fashion magazine Votre Beaute (1973): Prisonnière des taches d’humidité sous les bras. – A prisoner of damp patches.

I like working with collage because I enjoy using original source materials such as found photographs, fashion magazine ads, and bits and pieces that I find on the street or in the trash, and the hands-on experience of working with paper, glue, scissors and thread. It feels increasingly relevant to use a hands-on approach as many other parts of my life are being swallowed by the digital world.

I use collage as my primary medium because I feel it is the best way for me to combine images and explore various concepts that interest me the most, such as; the complex dynamics of intimate relationships, female empowerment, and the anonymity of urban life. I am dedicated to my original source materials which tend to restrict the final size of my work, but in that way they become more precious and intimate for the viewer, DAMP PATCHES has challenged my continuing understanding of what collage can become.

The idea of creating a book surrounding the project came together when I was speaking to my colleague and friend, Eduardo Serafim about DAMP PATCHES. Eduardo co-founded AML-Press in February 2011, and suggested that AML print the book with their newly acquired Risograph printer; a machine part Xerox copier, part offset press which has the quality of a silkscreen.

The Risograph machine was not initially intended for artist books or printed projects but rather for high volume commercial use. I loved the idea of using the Riso because the quality and texture of the images produced by the machine highly compliment the source material I use in my work which typically comes from the 1960′s – 1980′s.

The final book will marry the low-tech feel of the collage work with the high tech printing method of the Riso. As a result the collages and photographs will be the same size and the same texture as the original works. I am really enthusiastic about this part of the project because it helps me push my practice further by exploring my interest in all 3 mediums and takes them to a new level.

The funding I’m requesting would support the production of the book by supplementing the printing costs, paper, assembly, and shipping/distribution of the finished book.

The book would be:

  • 36 pages
  • Book size (closed) 8.5″ x 11.5″
  • Printed on the Risograph
  • Staple binding
  • Edition of 300

I hope you are interested in sharing in my enthusiasm. Thank you for your time, attention and support.

My best,

April Gertler

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Kopenhagenerstrasse 4

10437 Berlin, Germany

a@aprilgertler.com

www.aprilgertler.com

Project location: Berlin, Germany



LAST CALL: PICTURE BERLIN DEADLINE.
April 8, 2011, 6:00 am
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  Last chance to apply for a summer in Berlin with contributor April Gertler.

SUMMER SESSION DATES
30 June – 31 July 2011
Deadline: 8 April 2011
Application

PICTURE BERLIN, founded in 2009, is a hybrid residency/art academy. The program is designed for emerging artists working and using the medium of photography. This past summer marked our first Summer Session, which was extremely successful – with artists representing 8 countries, putting together 2 exhibitions and creating new bodies of work that far exceeded each artist’s expectations. Ultimately PICTURE BERLIN did what any residency should do – it pulled out the best in each artist.

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