NYC Anarchist Book Fair
New York City, a center of anarchist life, culture, struggle, and ideas for 150 years, will host its 6th annual NYC Anarchist Book Fair, a one-day exposition of books, zines, pamphlets, art, film/video, and other cultural and very political productions of the anarchist scene worldwide, on April 14, 2012 at Judson Memorial Church in Manhattan. The Book Fair also always includes two days of panels, presentations, workshops, and skillshares on to provide further opportunities to learn more and share your own experience and creativity. The goal of the book fair is to enable people to connect with one another as well as to provide broader access to the rich and varied field of anarchist ideas and practices. Now is the perfect time to be exploring those ideas and practices and bringing them into play in our communities and the world.
Adam Rudolph – Go Organic Orchestra
Unique in the realm of approaches to improvisational conducting, Go: Organic Orchestra utilizes a composed non-linear score consisting of sound and motion elements. These include tone rows, synthetic scales, melodies, linguistic shapes, intervallic patterns, textural gestures, modes, ragas, maqams, and plainchant. The score serves to provide material for both the improvisations and the orchestrations. Motion and forms and are generated through the application of the composer’s rhythm concept “Cyclic Verticalism” whereby polymeters are combined with additive rhythm cycles.
JAMES GODWIN LUNATIC CUNNING
A semi-autobiographical “mockumentary” from a puppetry and performance art pioneer. Lunatic Cunning mixes experiences from Godwin’s own lifeâ€”such as his work with Julie Taymor on Across the Universe and appearances on Saturday Night Live, Chappelle’s Show, PBS and with Jim Henson’s Muppets. It’s a humorous examination of the occult roots of puppetry and performance art.
I T I N E R A N T Performance Art Festival
QMAD, Queens Media Arts Development, presents ITINERANT, a citywide festival for Contemporary Performance Art to be hosted at various venues in the five boroughs of New York City. ITINERANT 2012 focuses on live performative works that treat notions of intimacy, self-reflection, and introspection. ITINERANT 2012 focuses on live performative works that treat notions of intimacy, self-reflection, and introspection. Artists working in Contemporary Performance Art were selected to participate from an open call that attracted more than 175 local, national and international submissions. Forty five artists will be featuring new and existing works that explore the program’s theme over a period of 5 weeks starting on March 30th through May 5th.
claudia and paul 2:13 a.m. text version
by Henry Gwiazda
It’s late, and I’m looking out of my window onto the street below. Not because I’m bored, or some sound or movement has aroused me, but because I do.
I’m looking at a crossroads in an older part of the city from a height of about 5 stories. The buildings are only two or three stories and there are numerous streetlights. There is a man standing almost in the middle of the crossroads facing in my direction looking down the road to his left. There is a woman standing in the road as well, just a few feet from the corner of the lower right side of the crossroads. She is looking in the opposite direction than the man is looking. On the sidewalk, up the street that runs up and down, is a dog, a Great Dane, which is looking further up the street.
Happy Birthday from mutuallymade on Vimeo.
By Ryan Thompson. Happy Birthday received Best Short at the 2009 Minneapolis Underground Film Festival. Music by The Monks and Happy Apple.
Mutually Made is a network of people dedicated to making art and film the impassioned pursuit of their lives. The idea is to create an online community based on personal face to face relationships and connections. With artists spread across the country the mutually made online community provides a space where members can communicate and help promote each others projects. Taking from the old maxim “strength in numbers” individual mutually made artists share their support base, making it possible to reach much larger audiences.
Chaos Engine (2009, Super 8, 4min)
World becomes possessed by a monstrous ever growing electronic demon. Our present society is very dependent on digital information systems. Chaos Engine examines what happens when those systems fail. The spirit of our modern culture is expressed by fast cutting and brutal electronic soundtrack.
Screenings / awards: Bang! Short Film Festival (UK 2010), Patricia Doran Gallery (USA 2010), In/Out Festival (Poland 2010), Kino Światowid (Poland 2010), Bielska Gallery BWA (Poland 2010), Stuttgarter Filmwinter (Germany 2010), Euroshorts Film Festival (Poland 2009), Super8 Film Festival (Italy 2009), Flicker Spokane Film Festival (USA 2009), Sintetitza Short Film Festival (Pyrenees 2009), 8th International Super 8mm Festival (Hungary 2009), Broadway International Film Festival Los Angeles (USA 2009).