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Thursday, June 14, 7pm
In partnership with the literary journal A Public Space, we are pleased to present Author Maud Casey and former Proteus artist-in-residence Sal Randolph in readings and discussion of the wonder of wandering and the process of unknowing. A Q&A will follow. Professor Jeff Dolven will moderate. Maud Casey’s “Stubborn Desire,” inspired by the case of fugue victim Albert Dadas, was published in Issue 15 of A Public Space. Sal Randolph’s Bureau of Unknown Destinations project, sponsored by Proteus Gowanus, sent 100 participants on day-long blind adventures.
Thursday, June 7, 7pm
We’re all going somewhere on our final journey – and faiths and cultures around the world have mapped out a wide array of possible destinations. An Episcopal priest and student of world religions, the Reverend Craig D. Townsend will offer an array of stories – with musical commentary and accompaniment provided by his sons – illuminating the human effort to understand where we’re headed.
The Rev. Craig D. Townsend, Ph.D., Vicar, St. James’ Church (Manhattan), musical soundscapes by Caleb Townsend (Hellfire) and Asher Townsend (Brimstone).
Saturday, June 2, 7-10pm
Calling all wayfarers, wanderers, tramps, train-hoppers, drifters, day-trippers, pilgrims, globetrotters, vagabonds, lost souls, rolling stones and anyone who’s ever felt the urge to go beyond.
As the culmination of our year of Migration-themed exhibits and events, Proteus Gowanus presents Nomad Mixer, an art-packed romp through our labyrinthine halls, alleyway and courtyard with music, food, drink, and exotic experiences around every bend. [continue reading…]
Posted in Events on May 11, 2012
Saturday, May 19, 7pm
Join anthropologist Thomas R. Miller in a multimedia experience, “People Who Talk With Birds: Siberian Shamans in the Future Past.”
Siberian shamans are time-travellers and shape-shifters, moving across worlds and forms in the course of ceremonial healing and divination rituals. Through sensory mediation, Miller tracks their migrations and [continue reading…]
Sunday, May 6, 5pm
On Sunday, join the Multispecies Salon host, anthropologist Eben Kirksey, for the second in our three-part discussion series exploring what happens when the natural and the human-generated meet. This question hovers over the Future Migration exhibition currently on view at Proteus Gowanus and, in this next session, Eben invites consideration of a central question:
“In the aftermath of disasters—in blasted landscapes that have been transformed by multiple catastrophes—what are the possibilities of biocultural hope?” [continue reading…]