HIGH / LOW
Opening on April 9th, 6.30 – 9.30 PMAnnouncing a two-part exhibition dealing with library references and functions. The exhibition serves as catalyst and launch for The Library at The Gowanus Studio Space at EyelevelBQE. This exhibition will showcase projects that tackle ideas around the physical structure of libraries, exploring ways to display, store and archive books.
EMCEE C.M., MASTER OF NONE AND ALL THE KIDS/ JOSEPH BURWELL/ HECTOR CANONGE/ BENJAMIN COHEN/ NATALIA PORTER/ MARIANNA DELLEKAMP/ RICH WATTS/ COLLEEN WHITELEY/ ERIC WHITELEY/ PERFORMANCE BY BONITA SLADEN AND HER ONLY FRIEND
The beautiful thing about knowledge and books is that there is no one library, even all of the world, together at any one moment is only part of the library. This exhibition, instead of trying to possess all the knowledge, asks the question of how to contain/present/expand/hold/share knowledge. Reading and writing are not necessarily separate activities and so HIGH/LOW suggest that using/storing/designing/collecting are not necessarily separate, either.
During the course of the exhibition visitors are encouraged to contribute with donating materials for this library, and to use the books that are being displayed. Once the exhibition ends, these will form part of the library at The Gowanus Studio Space.
FANNY ALLIÉ / GABRIELA ALVA CAL Y MAYOR / JILL AUCKENTHALER / NATALIA PORTER/BEN COHEN / NOAH BREUER / JONATHAN BUTT / ANGELA CONANT / HECTOR CANONGE / GRAYSON COX / KENDRA SULLIVAN /DYLAN GAUTHIER / EMILY ELSEN / BEKA GOEDDE/ HALEY HUGHES / KATIE MERZ / RACHEL OSTROW / SARAH NICOLE PHILLIPS / FRANCESCO SIMETI / NICHOLE VAN BEEK / JOHN WHITLOCK / INSTALLATION/PERFORMANCE BY ROB ANDREWS
ABOUT THE LIBRARY AT THE GSS
As a work in progress, this project intends to rethink library organization by shifting from static, object-oriented models to a dynamic, process-based approach: not to categorize and associate with objective properties of publications, but to map their (inter)connections by focusing on the ways in which they have influenced artists. The Library compiles these materials to gradually, organically construct a web of ever-growing references and to map a shared artistic history.
The Library shares both its physical location and overarching objectives with The Gowanus Studio Space. The Brooklyn-based studio provides support and a shared workspace for artists and designers working in a variety of disciplines and mediums, with the goal of fostering creative collaboration.