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Tuesday, May 1, 7:30pm
This month, the Proteus Migration Film & Video Series will host a unique cinema-performance event which will be enacted throughout our various project spaces. Brooklyn-based filmmaker, Lynne Sachs, will bring us a specially designed evening of film and integrated movement pieces based on her recent work with a group of Chinese and Puerto Rican performers. [continue reading...]
Sunday, April 29, 5pm
Please RSVP, space limited
Conversation #1: The Multispecies Salon: Gleanings from a Para-Site
This event will be the first in a series of three conversations hosted by Eben Kirksey, Proteus Gowanus Anthropologist-In-Residence, of The Multispecies Salon. The conversations will orbit around three interrelated questions:
Which species flourish, and which fail, when natural and cultural worlds intermingle and collide? [continue reading...]
Sunday, April 29, 6am
Join us at dawn at the Grand Army Plaza entrance of Prospect Park for a silent walk through the woods with urban nature blogger and bird-listener Matthew Wills.
Each spring, tens of millions of birds migrate north along the Atlantic Coast of North America heading for breeding grounds from Florida to Labrador. Amidst the metropolitan sprawl, relatively intact swaths of woodlands like Prospect Park act as magnets for these birds [continue reading...]
Saturday, April 21, 8pm
A reading of a new short play with songs and science by Melissa Cooper. Music by Thomas Cabaniss.
A woman and a coyote come face to face in Central Park. What forces have brought these two beings together for a shared moment in the heart of Manhattan? Where did each come from, and where is she going? Based on a true story, this inter-species dialogue celebrates the mystery of unlikely migrations and meetings. [continue reading...]
Friday, April 20, 7pm
James Walsh, a longtime friend of Proteus Gowanus as well as a founder/collaborator of Observatory, has just brought out his latest book, There was Something in the Weather, in the Libellulæ series published by Proteotypes, our print arm.
There was Something in the Weather consists of extracts from the early journals of John Ruskin, the most influential art critic of 19th century Britain. These entries, however, were written when Ruskin was sixteen and making his first journey to Switzerland and Italy, shortly after having been denied the love of Adèle-Clotilde Domecq, [continue reading...]
Sunday, April 15, 4:30-6:30pm
Geology is the the study of materials contained within the Earth and the processes by which they evolve. The Urban Geological Study will lead participants on a hands-on exploration in the neighborhood to gather materials, identify, classify, and tell a new story of objects found in the local urban environment. How did these objects arrive here? What are their uses? Where will they end up? During the workshop we will create new systems of nomenclature based on historical fact or future fiction to form new connections with our surrounding environment through migratory geological narratives. [continue reading...]
Saturday, April 14, 7pm
Join us for the opening reception of the third exhibition of the Migration year: FUTURE MIGRATION, an exploration of the possibilities and predicaments of life in the anthropocene future. Proteus Gowanus brings together artists, scientists, and visionaries in an exhibition of art, artifacts, and books, as well as talks, film and other events that consider where we are headed in our continual migrations toward the unknown. What sorts of resources will be preserved or invented to allow life on this planet to continue? Will Earth always be home or will we look out into the galaxy [continue reading...]
Posted in Events on April 5, 2012 • Tagged Barbara Westermann, Bryan Wilson, Deanna Pindell, debra tillinger, Donald Daedalus, eben kirksey, Elisabeth Pellathy, Elizabeth Cope, Eric Pettiti, future migration, Krista Dragomer and Rashin Fahandej, migration, multispecies salon, Peter Fend, Scott Billings
Tuesday, April 3, 8pm
Due to unforeseen circumstances, we are unable to air Cotton Road tonight. Instead, we will show the documentary film, Immokalee U.S.A. by Georg Koszulinski.
Every season, tens of thousands of migrant farmworkers converge on small communities like Immokalee, Florida where they plant and harvest the food that Americans consume. [continue reading...]