Friday, June 15, 7pm
A few intrepid artists from the Future Migration exhibition have traveled to the future and brought back with them materials to help us envision what is to come. Their score of future booty includes digital archives of a synthetic-human soap opera, images of objects and environments, as well as a ghostly atomic priest. One of our dedicated artists even went so far [continue reading…]
Saturday, June 16, 7pm
As part of our Future Migration exhibition, Proteus is pleased to present two Brooklyn artists, Sara Bouchard and James Leonard, performing narrative works in music, reading and film that move us from the present to the future and back.
Sara Bouchard’s song cycle The News: Monday-Friday is a futuristic folk tale of migration which she performs on acoustic guitar, mandolin and autoharp. Collaging words and phrases from five consecutive days of news, Sara has created a historical account of [continue reading…]
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…]
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…]