A lightly guided meditation will be given by Taz Tagore of The Reciprocity Foundation to begin the evening. The music will be offered by Lesley Kernochan, and then Sam Hammerman. We will close the evening with a music jam and prayer.
Lesley Kernochan is soon to release a new album of songs that come from her unexpected love affair with country music while living in NYC. Her deepening love for meditation blended with the country influence creates a unique twang and tenderness.
Sam Hammerman is a singer/songwriter whose music lives in the pop world, filled with beautiful melodies and catchy guitar hooks but with a depth and soul rare in that field. The lyrics are rich, the voice is smooth as a waterfall, and the chords are imaginative.
«According to the Large Hadron Collider website, scientists can only account for 5% of the universe today. “The Hidden Valley” is a parallel world made up of dark matter that does not interact with the electromagnetic forces with which we are familiar. What does this mean for us as humans living in a highly quantitative age?
WILD EMBEDDINGS and PULSAR have invited local, national, and international artists working in performance art, experimental music, and avant-garde video to open a gateway to mysterious worlds through collective ceremony and sexual magic. The setting is a large industrial space in Greenpoint, Brooklyn that is devoted to cutting edge art and cultural understanding.
Friday will be an extended evening of video and performance art, in addition to a lecture and discussion on the topic of la petite mort or "the sensation of orgasm as likened to death" (Oxford English Dictionary). Together, we will spend the night exploring the tantric oscillation of matter between parallel worlds, accompanied with an immersive installation.
Saturday evening will be a celebration of live music, durational performance art, video projection, and interactive ritual that segues into a dance party. Brace yourself for a truly life-changing experience!»
FRIDAY 10.7 / 7:30p
Video Screening / Performance Art / Discursive
$5 online / $7 door
NARCISSISTER (Morocco) is a video / performance artist who lives and works in Brooklyn. She is always disguised in a mannequin mask. Narcissister makes videos with herself that present transgressive narratives of female identity. She questions fetishism, particularly sexual fetishism, which is notorious in its fixing of racist and gender stereotypes. Rather than abandon this contaminated site, Narcissister dives headlong into the muck, into the depths of the fantasy and fetish itself, to expose and deconstruct their power. www.narcissister.com
KATIE CERCONE (NYC) is a video / performance artist who is originally from California. Through the phantasmagoric ‘veil’ of her own distorted magnitude, Cercone has developed a derelict cosmogony of the spiritualism of hip hop via the embodied freedom encompassed in its interdynamic gestures of power, symbolism, triple metaphor, dance and song as metalanguage. She is the co-director of Go! Push Pops. http://katiecercone.com
ELISA GARCIA DE LA HUERTA (Chile) is a video / performance artist who works in NYC. Her work confronts patriarchy, capitalism and post colonialism, embodying a new hierarchy of emotional values grounded in the wisdom of indigenous folklore, goddess and queer worship, women’s crafts and feminism. Garcia is the co-director of Go! Push Pops. http://www.elisaghs.com
RUDE INK (NYC) is a creator of video art and experimental content. All pieces are written, directed, and produced by Gabrielle Lenhard who is based out of Brooklyn. www.rude-ink.com
ANDREW BRADDOCK (NYC/Ohio) is a performance artist who manipulates analog audiovisual equipment in psychedelic ways. http://braddock.website/
NINA YHARED (Mexico) is a performance artist who currently works in Lithuania. Yhared has done over 200 performances in Mexico, United States, Spain, United Kingdom, and Argentina. Her work is meditative and sensual with underlying political issues. http://www.yhared.com/
DR. AL CUMMINS (England) is an historian, poet, and diviner whose research centers on religion, philosophy, medicine, and magic. In particular, his work focuses on folk magic, necromancy, and divination. www.alexander-cummins.squarespace.com
THOMAS ALBRECHT (New York) is a performance artist whose projects explore ritual and language in public spaces, galleries, and museums, prodding cultural beliefs and individual doubts. He serves as Assistant Dean in the School of Fine and Performing Arts, and Associate Professor in the Art Department, at the State University of New York at New Paltz. www.thomasalbrecht.com
SATURDAY 10.8 / 7:30p
Performance Art / Live Music / Video Projection
$10 online / $12 door
WILD TORUS (Russia/NYC) is a collaborative platform of artists led by Vlady VØz Tokk and Mág Ne Ta, who create chaotic, cult action happenings within multi-sensory installations. Ultimately, the coming together of WT’s clashing identities, invented tools, cryptic symbols, and physical renderings erupts into an extreme, dystopian spectacle. www.wildtor.us
RUDI SALPIETRA (Italy) is an Italian-born performance artist with a background in theatre acting and studies. Upon completing his BA in Drama & Theatre Studies at Royal Holloway University of London and archiving a decade-long career in acting and dance, he successfully progressed into performance art debuting work at the Whitechapel and Hoxton Arches galleries in London with installations regarding the ontology of live art and gallery practice. http://www.rudisalpietra.com/
KAROLINA KUBIK (Poland) is a performance artist who performs in between definitions--creating installations, video-art, drawings and workshops. In her art she concentrates on the changing subjectivity of the spectator and the artist, when the latter unnoticeably becomes a spectator of the spectator. www.cargocollective.com/karolinakubik
HUISI HE (China) is a New York-based / Chinese-born artist. She is very active in the New York performance art scene and is inspired by the rawness, freshness, and authenticity of performance art in Brooklyn. From her experience in China to the experience of survival as a New York artist, He's artworks represent her life moments. www.huisihe.com
GHOST IN SALAD (Philadelphia) makes surreal noise wearables that amplify absurd narratives. Your guide through the looking glass. Trust your nervous system and don't panic. Manipulates, mesmerizes and mystifies! www.ghostinsalad.com
AMY MILLS (NYC) is a musician and photographer who makes etheric sounds with synthesizers and saxophones. She is also part of the band Epistasis on Crucial Blast Records. www.amymills.net
DOMESTIQUE (Rhode Island) is a sound, video and performance artist who plays the sewing machine and dons a rainbow beard. www.facebook.com/domestiquemusic
GODXSS (NYC) Harsh noise meets new age meets industrial with this duo of Disney princesses. https://www.facebook.com/GODXSS/
ZILMRAH (NYC) Musical Instruments and sound sculptures are designed for the project for perpetual audio motion and also for cultural expansion. https://www.facebook.com/Z-I-L-M-R-A-H-130725230281693/
J SLUSHER (NYC) is an electronic musician specializing in dark beats. https://soundcloud.com/unstable-systems
WILD EMBEDDINGS is a collaborative platform for performance events and media, focused on spontaneous cross-disciplinary interactions and exploration of expanded format performance. Founded by Vlady Voz Tokk and Mág Ne Tá of WILD TORUS. https://www.facebook.com/wildembeddings/
PULSAR is a curatorial initiative founded by Tif Robinette + Ian Deleón, which aims to refocus magic, aesthetics, and high production value within contemporary live performance practices. Regular event venues include the occult Catland bookstore as well as domestic spaces throughout the NYC area. P U L S A R also organizes frequent salon-style conversations around performative issues under the podcast: Trouble Performing http://www.pulsarperformance.com/
IDEAS IN THE AIR hosted by NOoSPHERE Arts
Saturday, July 9, 2016
IN THE AIR is a multidisciplinary collaboration between visual artists Sol Kjøk & Peter Max-Jakobsen and performance artists Katy Gunn & Autumn Kioti. In connection with the second chapter of this ongoing international series, IN THE AIR: New York at Denise Bibro Fine Arts in Chelsea, NYC, June 2-July 2, 2016, the artist group reached out to the scientist, educator, activist, and author Fritjof Capra, whose fundamental philosophical-scientific tenet that everything is interconnected reflects the essence of their artwork.
On July 9, 2016, during Capra’s residency at the international artists’ collective Mothership.NYC, creative minds across several fields came together at Last Frontier NYC in Greenpoint, Brooklyn for a special evening of sharing and exchange of ideas around this topic:
Sol Kjøk & Peter Max-Jakobsen: IN THE AIR
A joint presentation of the genesis of and vision for their ongoing international exhibition series
Francesca Ferrando, PhD: The Posthuman
WILD TORUS: High Performance presented by Ian Deleon & Tif Robinette
A slideshow of photos from the immersive, interactive performance event that took place at Last Frontier NYC on Nov 7 2015,
Kim Holleman: Environmental Architecture
A slide presentation on nature meeting the built world: public art, education and the future
Katy Gunn & Autumn Kioti: WHISPERS IN THE AIR
Using vocal, physical, and aerial elements, Autumn and Katy create sacred space in which they explore the depths of identity, reflecting on those things that connect us as collective beings and define us as individuals. Together they ask, where do I/you end, where do you/I begin?
Fritjof Capra, PhD: The Science of Leonardo
A slide presentation on Leonardo da Vinci’s investigations of the natural world showing that the artist applied the empirical method a century before Galileo.
Capra argues that Leonardo was the first systems thinker and that he created a unique synthesis of art, science, and design.
⚠ action performance art ⚠ experimental noise ⚠ dance beats hosted by VV/LD T0RVS
NON GRATA (Estonia); WILD TORUS (NYC);
PETER PEPPE ROSVIK; AGROFEMME (NYC); IAN DELEON (NYC); EUU (NJ); DJ SEMITA SERPENS (NYC)
VV/LD T0RUS + guests enact participatory rituals:: hypnotic visuals:: dystopian soundscapes:: experimental sounds :: avant-garde performance art :: digital visuals :: culminates in interactive avatar rave :: otherworldly / aural titillations :: makeshift instrumental noise :: body transformations / mass corporeal contact :: immersed in environment of digital sublimity :: xXxpose your true self :: celebrate in collective dance