Proteus Gowanus » hurricane sandy An interdisciplinary gallery and reading room Sat, 19 Sep 2015 22:40:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Sandy Update as of November 12 Tue, 13 Nov 2012 16:09:29 +0000






There is still no power in our building, 543 Union Street, so we must push our projected re-opening to after Thanksgiving.

Therefore, the Writhing Society Wednesday sessions are meeting at various homes until Proteus opens. For information on upcoming meetings, email email hidden; JavaScript is required

This Thursday’s Fixers Collective session will take place from 7-10pm at Tony’s Studio, 123 8th Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues, Gowanus, Bklyn (R, F, G to 9th St station at 4th Ave)

This Saturday’s War of Words Reading is postponed. We will notify you when it is rescheduled.

The War Games Room opening is postponed until further notice.

Observatory events are also postponed until further notice.


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Post-Sandy Closing Thu, 01 Nov 2012 02:05:31 +0000 Proteus Gowanus and our Projects-In-Residence Observatory, Morbid Anatomy Library, Reanimation Library and Hall of Gowanus, prepared for the worst before Hurricane Sandy and we are very happy to announce that our preparations were unnecessary. We feel very grateful that our floors and books and artifacts and shelves were not bathed in toxic sludge. The floodwaters around the Gowanus area barely penetrated our galleries, seeping slightly through our alley door but covering only a bit of the floor. We did, however, lose all power due to extensive flooding in the basement of our building, which is now filled with six feet of standing water and has extinguished the power indefinitely.

As a result, we must close our doors for the next two weeks, hoping to reopen on November 15 in time for that night’s Fixers Collective session at 7pm. This means that our Translation Workshop for the Monolingual this Friday is postponed, as is the opening of our War Games Room and the launching of our Battle Film Series. In addition, all Observatory and Morbid Anatomy events between now and mid-November are also cancelled unless you hear otherwise. The Writhing Society may try to meet at an alternate site next Wednesday. For more information, contact email hidden; JavaScript is required. Also, Tom LaFarge and Wendy Walker, convenors of the Writhing Society, will lead a writhing workshop at the Brooklyn Museum’s Elizabeth Sackler Center for Feminist Art on Saturday, November 10 at 2pm. Click here for details.

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