Saturday, July 14th, 12-6 pm
In the 20th century the frog Xenopus laevis was widely used as a pregnancy test. Unbeknownst to anyone at the time, Xenopus can carry – without harm to itself – the chytrid fungus, which is deadly to most frogs. Shortly after Typhoid Mary spread disease among the people of New York, Xenopus started spreading chytrid around the world, killing most frogs on contact and resulting in the extinction of a number of amphibian species in the wild. Right now about 3,900 amphibians, over half of all species known to science, are endangered. Help us discover if Xenopus is still spreading chytrid around New York City. Please visit your local pet shop and buy a Xenopus frog! New York City pet stores sell them cheap, sometimes under the name “Underwater Frog”, or “African Clawed Frog”. [continue reading...]
Posted in Events on July 10, 2012 • Tagged academic study, african clawed frog, amphibian die off, chytrid fungus, eben kirksey, migration, New York City, pet stores, pregnancy, underwater frog, xenopus, Xenopus laevis
Saturday, July 14, 12-6pm
Join us for the last day of our Migration year, featuring free wine and beer, a final viewing of our truly wonderful Artists-In-Residence exhibition, a raffle and some Protean shopping. Come say Farewell til September!
We are offering:
· Complimentary wine and beer
. Free raffle tickets for a chance to win a three-month membership to the Proteus Gowanus Study Hall—a program which opens the space to those who want an inspiring, art-filled environment in which to work. [continue reading...]
Thursday, June 28, 8pm
We are excited to host the launch of Repository: A Typological Guide to America’s Ephemeral Nuclear Infrastructure by Smudge Studio, which will present the cards and tell the terrifying tales of the real-life nuclear waste shell game. All of our nation’s high-level nuclear waste has nowhere to go. And yet, it’s always migrating somewhere, either under its own power or in a vibrant assemblage with other things such as water, air, soil, bacteria or human commerce. Repository graphically depicts this material reality through a deck of 42 cards designed to help you spot and identify today’s temporary solutions for the storage of radioactive waste, as you pass by them on the highway, or as they pass by you. [continue reading...]
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).
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...]
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...]
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...]
Posted in Events on April 5, 2012 • Tagged Barbara Westermann, Bryan Wilson, Deanna Pindell, debra tillinger, Donald Daedalus, eben kirksey, Elisabeth Pellathy, Elizabeth Cope, Eric Pettiti, future migration, Krista Dragomer and Rashin Fahandej, migration, multispecies salon, Peter Fend, Scott Billings
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...]