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…]
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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…]
Thursday, April 5, 8pm
Join us for a lecture with recordings and discussion of a great era of Jewish-Muslim musical collaboration in North Africa and beyond.
By the beginning of the 20th century, the phonograph had become a fixture in bars, cafes and theaters across North Africa. With an eye toward a new market, the major international record labels soon moved in and recorded the greatest Jewish and Muslim musicians of their generation. The labels captured sounds that would come not only to define Arabic music in the region but also to preserve a fascinating history of Jewish-Muslim musical collaboration in the Maghreb. [continue reading…]
Tuesday, April 3, 8pm
Suggested Donation, $5
As our Object Migration exhibition enters its final weeks, Proteus Gowanus is pleased to present a work-in-progress documentary about cotton, a migratory material with strong historical associations for Americans. “Cotton Road” (2012) by Laura Kissel focuses on cotton as an international agricultural commodity, following the production cycle of the material as it moves from American farms to Chinese factories and beyond. [continue reading…]
Saturday, March 31, 4-6pm
The Bureau of Unknown Destinations will be having a small celebration for all the adventurous souls who have traveled to unknown destinations over the past months. [continue reading…]
Friday, March 30, 8-9:30pm
Object Lessons is a one-evening series of tiny lectures based on the objects from the current Proteus exhibition, Object Migration. Object Lessons takes some of these objects and focuses in on their stories, transforming the object into a lense to magnify history and social patterns. The talks will address the history of ornithology in America, nuclear [continue reading…]
Saturday, March 24, 12pm
In 2006 an intrepid trickster appeared in Central Park. Hal the coyote, named after the Hallet Sanctuary where he was discovered, attracted a blitz of local news coverage before he was captured. He then died unexpectedly upon being released north of the city. Since 2009 Dillon de Give has made annual voyages on foot, both alone and with others, on the anniversary of the animal’s death in early April. These journeys each follow a different path of tenuous greenspace which begins in Central Park and leads back to the wild in a 3-4 day hike. This year Dillon will lead a walk that connects Proteus Gowanus to the laH trailhead using a similar logic, following greenspaces when possible. [continue reading…]