Handmade Music Night
Thursday, Nov 15, 8:00pm - whenever
Etsy Labs, 325 Gold Street, 6th Fl., Brooklyn, NY 11201
Handmade Music, the semi-regular evening of DIY musical oddities brought to you by CDM, Etsy, and Make Magazine, will mercilessly descend upon yet another peaceful Brooklyn evening. Expect an informal, free party + show and tell + science fair featuring self-made electronic musical projects.
Brother Islands (Places to Lose People)
Sat Nov 17, 8pm
Eyebeam, 540 W 21st St
MIXER, Eyebeam’s new quarterly series showcasing live audio and video performance, launches with Brother Islands, a haunting tableau integrating audio and video recordings, stereographic photos and live theater. Eyebeam Education Fellow Benton-C Bainbridge creates an expanded documentary of North Brother Island half a century since its abandonment, as it fades from New York City’s map and its bleak buildings succumb to nature.
This tiny South Bronx Island was once notorious as a harsh quarantine and locus of misfortunate legends like Typhoid Mary and the General Slocum ferry disaster.
Brother Islands performance ensemble: Benton-C Bainbridge, Minou Maguna, Ross Goldstein, Ryder Cooley, Dan Winckler, Matthew Schlanger, Jesse Stiles.
Japanther in 3D - Dinosaur Death Dance
Thursday - Monday, November 15-19, PS 122
"Williamsburg's favorite noise-rock band Japanther (Ian Vanek and Matt Reily) unveils a new comedic rock-opera of unpredictable scale, repercussions, and decibel levels. Using a high-energy multi-media format - their "tool kit" integrates live music, dance, an interactive set, video projections plus an animatronic robot dinosaur - the band and their collaborators create a full-immersion theatrical concert experience that sports a a sharp political edge and an equally edgy heart."
Shoegaze + 80s dance + punk; some parts The Cure, My Bloody Valentine... pretty awesome.
Antony Gormley, "Blind Light"
October 26 - December 1, 2007
Sean Kelly Gallery, 528 West 29th Street
Gormley: "Architecture is supposed to be the location of security and certainty about where you are. It is supposed to protect you from the weather, from darkness, from uncertainty. Blind Light undermines all of that. You enter this interior space that is the equivalent of being on top of a mountain, or at the bottom of the sea. It is very important for me that inside it you find the outside. Also you become the immersed figure in an endless ground, literally the subject of the work."
This looks incredibly interesting -- one of the two site-installations going on in the next few weeks.
Urs Fischer, "you"
Gavi Brown's Enterprise, 620 greenwich street
Until Nov 24
The other site-installation; there seems to be little information about this. A gallery's floor is ripped open, "to reveal a gaping cavity of rubble and dirt. Plunging through the building's structural foundation and the bedrock below, the scene brings to mind less an excavation than the enshrined site of an explosion." -TONY