Saturday, December 17 & Sunday, December 18, 12-6pm
We invite you to do your holiday shopping in a certain charming back alley where free beer and music will be served. It’s time for the annual Holiday Shopping Fair at Proteus Gowanus, where the gifts for sale are strange, unusual, hand-made or intellectually stimulating. [continue reading…]
Tuesday, December 6th, 8pm
In the second evening of our Migration Film series, a series of short documentaries will reveal the travels of our feathered friends and aquatic allies. While much remains unknown about the great animal migrations, some animal practices have been widely observed and many have been affected by human activity.
Wednesday, December 7, 7:30pm
Continuing our yearlong drift through the theme of MIGRATION, Proteus Gowanus and the Writhing Society beckon you to join us for a conversation with Gretchen E. Henderson, a writer whose deforming “novel” is a migrating across genres, disciplines, material and virtual realms. [continue reading…]
Monday, November 14, 8pm
Presented as part of our yearlong exploration of the theme MIGRATION at Proteus Gowanus, and in conjunction with Portland State University’s Art and Social Practice MFA Lecture Series, join us for a migratory conversation with Duke Riley, an artist whose work addresses the prospect of residual but forgotten unclaimed frontiers. [continue reading…]
Tuesday, November 1, 7:30pm
An Evening of Appropriation and Experimental Animation, with short films by Lillian Schwartz, Toshio Matsumoto, Steve Cossman, LJ Frezza, Douglas Goodwin & Rebecca Baron.
Proteus Gowanus is happy to announce the first screening in the Migration Film & Video Series. This program of shorts includes films from two unique eras: the present and the 1970s. Both time periods were and continue to be turning points in the artistic use of the computer. With appropriated source material like Muybridge’s Running Man photographs, the Mona Lisa, or John Wayne’s peculiar performance as Ghengis Khan, these filmmakers transport visual data from the analog realm to the digital, and vice versa.
Saturday, October 15th, 5-7pm
Please join us for an evening of broom-making with a Master Broomsquire from the foothills of the Catskills. David of Catskill Mountain Broomworks, will create two very special brooms fashioned from a locally raised crop of broomcorn grown this summer on the banks of the Gowanus Canal. [continue reading…]
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Thursday, September 29, 7pm
Proteus Gowanus and Reanimation Library are pleased to present three performances with Ami Yamasaki. Yamasaki, whose Feather-Music composition is on display as part of the Migration exhibition at Proteus Gowanus, is a vocalist and multidisciplinary artist from Tokyo, Japan. The evening will begin with ENERGY, a sound meditation by Yamasaki reflecting on the events of 3/11 and 9/11 (the Tokyo earthquake and the attack on the World Trade Center). The second performance, (bird) bird, will be a collaboration between Yamasaki and Deborah Gladstein, experimental movement artist. And the final performance, sound and movement, will be a collaboration between Yamasaki and Mina Nishimura, a New York-based performance artist from Japan. [continue reading…]
Thursday, September 22, 7pm
The Fixers Collective, a social experiment in improvisational fixing and mending, is back from summer vacation to resume operations on a new monthly schedule and in our larger main room. On the third Thursday of every month, bring your broken thing and place it on the fixing table for collective consideration. All assembled will share ideas and techniques for repairing, mending, enhancing or repurposing the objects before us. Master Fixers provide support and guidance as needed. The October meeting date is as yet undecided so come back to our News and Events page for an October update. [more]
Tuesday, September 20, 7pm
Art in Odd Places, in partnership with the Institute for Urban Design and Proteus Gowanus, is pleased to present Rise and Fall: Contemporary Nautical Practice and the Gowanus Canal on the occasion of the first annual Urban Design Week festival (September 15 – 20, 2011).
This panel discussion will center on artists and activists who take the NYC waterways as their creative point of departure, and who have crafted alternative ways to reclaim the water as viable public space. Of particular interest in this dialog is EPA Superfund site, the Gowanus Canal. Some ideas that may be explored in the conversation include: creating alternative economies, re-imagining transportation, sustainability and the waterfront, and the thought of greater autonomy and accessibility for the urban individual. While Urban Design Week is a festival that is looking for creative, yet nonetheless practical solutions to real concerns regarding livability in NYC, this panel seeks to balance the design conversation with artistic projects that allow for a further-reaching imagination into a future of agency.
Panelists: Ludger K. Balan, Dylan Gauthier, Constance Hockaday, Mary Mattingly and Tim Thyzel
Moderator: Jeff Stark
Organized by Juliana Driever [continue reading…]
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Saturday, September 17, 7pm
Please join us for a wine reception to welcome the artists for our first Migration exhibition of the 2011/12 Migration year and to view the art, artifacts and books on display.
The artists are: Aileen Bassis, Meredith Bergmann, The Brooklyn Museum Libraries and Archives, Lola Bunting, Marie Cieri, Viv Corringham, Dillon de Give, Sarah Lederman, Portia Munson, Lance Rutledge, Randall Stoltzfus, Lorena Turner James Walsh and, in partnership with Reanimation Library, Ami Yamasaki.
Yamasaki will perform a short musical work as part of her Feather-Music Installation which travels from Reanimation Library through the Proteus spaces into our main gallery. To see the installation process, click here.
Posted in Events on September 10, 2011 • Tagged aileen bassis, dillon de give, Lance Rutledge, lola bunting, lorena turner, marie cieri, meredith bergmann, portia munson, randall stoltzfus, Reanimation Library, sarah lederman, The Brooklyn Museum Libraries and Archives, viv corringham