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Infinite Limbs presents: Greg Fox and C Spencer Yeh , Hubble and The Dreebs
Infinite Limbs presents: Greg Fox and C Spencer Yeh , Hubble and The Dreebs Born April 10, 1985, in NYC, Greg is known for his work with various projects, including Family of Love, Teeth Mountain, The Dan Deacon Ensemble, GDFX, Guardian Alien, Man Forever, The Boredoms Boadrum, and Liturgy. In 2011 he appeared on over 14 releases, and is on track to break that record in 2012. Greg has studied drumming with Thurman Barker (Anthony Braxton, Cecil Taylor), Marvin “Bugalu” Smith (Sun Ra, Archie Shepp), and Guy Licata (Bill Laswell, Dr. Israel, Apsci). He also makes music for video games – one of which won an award for Best Soundtrack at the 2011 Independent Games Festival in San Francisco. He got to thank his folks on television.
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Ben Marcus & Ryan Britt
Our ongoing Blogger/Author Pairings series features conversations between authors and bloggers who share territories, passions, and preoccupations. New York City-based author Ben Marcus discusses his new novel, The Flame Alphabet, with blogger Ryan Britt, a teacher at The Gotham Writers’ Workshop and staff writer for the popular science fiction and fantasy blog, Tor.com and Tor’s series “Genre in the Mainstream.” In The Flame Alphabet, the most maniacally gifted writer of our generation delivers a work of heartbreak and horror, a novel about how far we will go, and the sorrows we will endure, in order to protect our families. Both morally engaged and wickedly entertaining, a gripping page-turner as strange as it is moving, this intellectual horror story ensures Ben Marcus’s position in the first rank of American novelists. The event is hosted by series curator Ron Hogan, creator of the seminal literary blog Beatrice.com.
ECSTATIC MUSIC FEST: DAN DEACON WITH NOW ENSEMBLE & THE CALDER QUARTET
Dan Deacon (pictured) returns to the Ecstatic Music Festival after last year’s sold-out show, this time writing a series of new works for acclaimed chamber groups NOW Ensemble (“a deft young group gaining attention,” New Yorker) and the Calder Quartet (“outstanding,” New York Times), both for the individual ensembles and for the two together in a mini-chamber orchestra.
Crystal Fighters, Tubetops, Antoine Karl & The Woofgang (DJ Set)
Crystal Fighters, Tubetops, Antoine Karl & The Woofgang (DJ Set)
Heidi Julavits: The Vanishers
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The Orchid Show: Patrick Blanc’s Vertical Gardens.
The vertical gardens of French botanist and artist Patrick Blanc–featuring structures covered in orchids, ferns, exotic plants, and epiphytes freed from the constraints of gravity–transform the historic Enid A. Haupt Conservatory into an exotic spectacle to dazzle the senses in The Orchid Show: Patrick Blanc’s Vertical Gardens. Blanc’s vertical gardens are world-renowned for their cutting edge approach to horticulture. After years of travelling around the world as a professional botanist observing how plants grow in their natural habitats, Blanc pioneered a cutting-edge approach to vertical gardens that is celebrated by horticultural and design communities alike. Learn more about Patrick Blanc, his exciting gardening techniques, and about the fascinating world of orchids through a series of lectures, tours, demonstrations, and public programs.
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BARE: TRUE STORIES OF SEX,
Each month, Bare brings together storytellers, comedians, sex educators and others to share true tales from their own experiences of sex, desire and romance. With stories as diverse as the people telling them, Bare opens doors to bedrooms, back seats and dungeons to tell what your mama left out about the birds, bees and in-betweens. Rack ‘em up for tales of miscues from these sure-shot storytellers: Hosted by Jefferson (Writer, One Life Take Two) Eugene Ashton-Gonzalez (New York Confidential) Selena Coppock (Connotations) David Crabb (Ask Me, Bad Kid) Sinnamon Love (Urban X and AVN Awards Hall of Famer) Musical Guest Jessica Delfino . . . and you! Ever missed a break? Put your name your name to the corner pocket for a chance to bare all on the Bare stage.
Filed under: ART, THE WEEK/THE WEEKEND | Tags: 31, abstract, acid, april 30, artists, botany, bruenchenhein, eugene, fleisher, gallery, inspired, march, nature, ollman, plants, pottery, pyschadelic, sculpture, trip, vessels, von
As part of the group show:
Guy de Cointet
Eugene Von Bruenchenhein
Curated by Jonathan Berger
March 31 through April 30, 2011
Opening reception: Thursday, March 31, 6–8pm
Eugene Von Bruenchenhein (1910-1983, lived and worked in Milwaukee)
Eugene Von Bruenchenhein, Untitled (VB-c-15, blue Closed Top Vessel), n.d., painted clay, 9 3/4 x 6 3/4 inches
Eugene von Bruenchenhein was born in 1910 in Marinette, Wisconsin. As an child, he relocated with his family to Milwaukee, where he lived and worked producing photographs, paintings, sculpture, and writing up until his death in 1983. In his late twenties, Von Bruenchenhein became obsessed with botany and horticulture, interests that would develop throughout his life. These interests, alongside an affinity for the mystical, were a driving influence on the ceramic vessels he created beginning around 1960.
To produce the vessels, Von Bruenchenhein mixed his own clay dug from his property and nearby construction sites. He first sculpted hundreds of tiny individual leaves, all of which were later attached to one another to form the finished piece. The structures were baked or “fired” in a coal burning stove in the parlor used to heat his home, and finally painted with whatever unwanted or discarded paints he could gather from local stores.
The identity of the vessels and their intended function remains elusive. There are credible theories that the aesthetics were informed by an awareness of Victorian ceramics and the royal ornamentation of ancient Greece. Von Bruenchenhein himself writes about the works at times as “sensor pots,” saying that they “may be used for dry flowers, or for incense burners.” However, he also states that ultimately, “There was no model for any of them…all were made for love of creation.” As objects, these vessels command a great deal of presence, a presence only amplified when considering the care, investment, and belief that Von Bruenchenhein embedded in them. Any initial associations with mundane use or decoration are challenged by their mysterious nature and the presumably profound significance they had in Von Bruenchenhein’s lexicon.
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What Is Dalikrab Day ?
Dalikrab Day is rather unique in that it’s a floating holiday without limitations. It has no rules, no traditions, and no rituals. There are no goals, and there is no point or reasoning behind Dalikrab day. It is an idea. This idea is insanity. What impulses drive the dadaist and fringe artist. It’s about immersing yourself in yourself. Dalikrab Day is about that spark within us that explodes out through our art. It’s not about pride or ego its about Lego’s dipped in chocolate. It’s about standing on top of an open umbrella in a downpour.
Dalikrab Day is a celebration of insanity.
How DALIKRAB DAY Works:
The essence of Dalikrab Day is very simple. Create. Manipulate. Repeat.
[ CREATE ] a piece(s) of art, text, music, video and email or blog it or both to the group or the blog. Everyone else should be doing this. [ MANIPULATE ] another’s art, as inspired demands into something different. Then send back around and then [REPEAT]. How many times you do this cycle is entirely up to you. Do it once, do it every time, or just create or just watch. This will go on until there are consecutives days of no activity. So don’t delay there may not be time later. Who knows what will happen.
The Inner Circle: The Inner circle are who were last years participants and those who signed up to participate before March 31st. This group is the core who are directly send each other their creations and their manipulations of the art, text, music and video traveling back and forth.
The Outter Circle: For those who did not make it into the inner circle before the beginning of Dalikrab Day. Not to worry you can post directly to the blog as well as work with all materials generated from the inner circle. I will, personally try to watch for these an send them through the inner circle.
Also Dalikrab Day can be celebrated on or off the internet; alone or with a group. How ever you want to celebrate it is entirely up to you. If you do have a party or a performance or whatever; if you can capture it in any form of media; send it to the blog to let us know what you did or are doing.
More Information and the collections of prior Dalikrab Days can be explored on:
Dalikrab Day Information and Galleries
WATCH DALIKRAB IN ACTION HERE.