The Next Epoch Seed Library Presents: On Weediness (Dance, Movement, Vegetative Life)

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SUNDAY, May 15th, 4-6pm | Kilroy, 283 Greene Ave, Brooklyn 11238

Performance and Rooftop Film Screenings

The Next Epoch Seed Library Presents: On Weediness(Dance, Movement, Vegetative Life) with performances by Christopher Kennedy “Cage, Chance and Mushrooms: A performative reading”, Corinne Cappelletti and Eva Perrotta “ro͞odərəl (of a plant) growing on waste ground or among refuse,” Artemisia vulgaris and Andrea Haenggi “Das Unkraut and myself (the weed und mich),” and an intervention by Lucia Monge.fe) with performances by Christopher Kennedy “Cage, Chance and Mushrooms: A performative reading”, Corinne Cappelletti and Eva Perrotta “ro͞odərəl (of a plant) growing on waste ground or among refuse,” Artemisia vulgaris and Andrea Haenggi “Das Unkraut and myself (the weed und mich),” and an intervention by Lucia Monge.
6pm-8pm Film: “Goodbye Gauley Mountain: An Ecosexual Love Story” (Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens, distributed by Kino Lorber)

Extensive information on the overall exhibit that this event, On Weediness, is a part if can be read in the press release below.

Emergent Ecologies Art Exhibition

 

NYC Emergence: April 30th -June 18th 2016
Kilroy, 283 Greene Ave, Brooklyn, 11238
For a private viewing contact: Eben Kirksey (831-600-5937) or Lissette Olivares (917 213 9820)

 

Visitors to the opening will enjoy free samples of liquid ferments from the Cyanobacteria Vampires (click me for a video preview), along with edible insects from the “Cricket Shelter,” a performative collaboration by Robyn Shapiro (The Lowline) and Terreform ONE.  Juan Olivares, a conceptual artist from Chile, will present select artifacts from his elephant museum–a 35 year old project.  Free weeds will be available from the Next Epoch Seed Library.  Mutants will be given away to people who want to enter a contest to win an endangered frog.  Audience members will also vote on a key question: should Adam Zaretsky’s EMOs (epigenetically modified organisms) live or die?

Opening: Sat, April 30th, 6 pm till late
Kilroy, 283 Greene Ave, Brooklyn, 11238
Featuring over 70 wild artists
RSVP on Facebook

Emergent ecologies are being fastened into place with new rivets and cyborg articulations. Amidst collapsing systems, unruly assemblages are flourishing and proliferating in unexpected places. Microbes that become emergent diseases—by finding novel exploits, pathways of transmission, or modes of existence—can quickly transform dominant political strategies, economic systems, or agricultural practices.  Emergences can also figure into collective hopes.  When a forest is clear-cut by loggers or destroyed by a volcanic eruption, emergent plants are the first to sprout.

Rather than be a static exhibition, that will stay the same from the opening and closing dates, our project will involve playing with the “hap” of what happens. Happiness, in the Old English sense of the word, means having “good hap” or fortune. We will be conducting experiments with happiness and glass, breaking down boundaries (and constructing new ones) to see what ecological communities might emerge.

Curated by a swarm: Eben Kirksey, Lissette Olivares, Grace Glovier, Cody Kohn, Kayli Marshall, Greg Umali, Alexandra Palocz, Jeffrey Bussolini, and Ellie Irons.

OPENING: Saturday, April 30th, 6pm till late
Performances:
6-7pm “The Elephant Museum” (Juan Olivares) performance and installation
7pm “Cricket Shelter” performative collaboration by Robyn Shapiro (The Lowline) with Terreform ONE
8pm “Mutant Fruit Fly Exchange” (Eben Kirksey)
8:30pm “Cyanobacteria Vampires” followed by “Exciting Pressure Release” and “OS Fermentation” (Cary Peppermint & Leila Nadir, EcoArtTech)
9:30pm “Bipolar Flowers” (Adam Zaretsky)

SUNDAY, May 1st
12pm-2pm artists brunch (by invitation only)

SATURDAY, May 7th 7-10:00pm Rooftop Film Screenings
“Carrie, the World’s Most Famous Dancing Dog” (Sin Kabeza Productions)
“Wine Dark Plastic Sea” (Anand Pandian)
“Lil Bub & Friendz” (VICE) with guest appearance by Jeffrey Bussolini
“This Woman Sexual Fantasy Series” ( Elena Tejada Herrera)

“My BBY 8L3W” (Neozoon)
“Madame Butterfly” (David Khang)
“Oveja Negra” (Regina José Galindo)

“ENTRETEJIDO” (Patricia Alvarez)

SATURDAY, May 14th  Performance + Rooftop Film Screenings, 7-10pm
7pm “I Hate America and America Hates Me” (Cheto Castellano)
8-10pm Film screenings
“Galalithe” Soil Fictions (Anaïs Tondeur & Marine Legrand)
“handholds” (Kara Wentworth)
“Quadrupedal Hominid Galloping” (Shark Roth)
“Scenes from Paradise” (Lenore Malen)
“Emergent Ecologies: Parasites” (Eben Kirksey)

SUNDAY, May 15th, 4-8pm Performance and Rooftop Film Screenings

The Next Epoch Seed Library Presents: On Weediness (Dance, Movement, Vegetative Life) with performances by Christopher Kennedy “Cage, Chance and Mushrooms: A performative reading”, Corinne Cappelletti and Eva Perrotta “ro͞odərəl (of a plant) growing on waste ground or among refuse,” Artemisia vulgaris and Andrea Haenggi “Das Unkraut and myself (the weed und mich),” and an intervention by Lucia Monge.
6pm-8pm Film: “Goodbye Gauley Mountain: An Ecosexual Love Story” (Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens, distributed by Kino Lorber)SATURDAY, May 21st: Closing extravaganza in collaboration with Queering the Databases
Lecture: 2pm “Dying Oakes & Grief” (Ruth Wallen in conversation with Ellie Irons)
Performance & workshop: 3pm “Endangered Frog Giveaway” (Eben Kirksey)
Others TBA

SATURDAY, June 18th: Larval Emergence
6pm Coco Rico and Matsya: pre-show extravaganza with fortune telling and the DEER DOG!!!
7-9pm Hocus Pocus DNA encoding workshop
9pm Larval Rock Stars: Praba Pilar & Anuj Vaidya
10pm CloudServices release

Featuring works by Patricia Alvarez, Krisanne Baker, Steve Barrett, Tarsh Bates, Peter Bauer, Vaughn Bell, Karin Bolender, Rogan Brown, Natalia Cabezas + Montserrat Negrete, Cheto Castellano, Alonso Cedillo, Sophia Chao, Atom Cianfarani, Tatiana Czekalska + Leszek Golec, Krista Dragomer, J. D. Doria, Anna Dumitriu, Ellen Driscoll, Grayson Earle, Regina José Galindo, Grace Glovier, Andrea Haenggi, Elena Tejada Herrera, Kathy High, Jeff Hoelle, Susan Hoenig, Henry Horn, Ellie Irons, Antonia Isaacson, Maca Jimenez, Sharon Kallis, Anja Kanngieser, Christopher Kennedy,  David Khang, Katie King, Eben Kirksey, Michael Klingler, Cody Kohn, Lian Lian, Lenore Malen, Matsya, Jane Marsching, Mary Martin, Alex May, Laura McLauchlan, Leila Nadir, NEOZOON, Juan Olivares, Lissette Olivares, Terreform ONE, Alexandra Palocz, Cary Peppermint, Anne Percoco, Angela Petsis, Praba Pilar, Deanna Pindell, Peter Richards, Coco Rico, Christy Rupp, Robyn Shapiro, Sin Kabeza Production, Annie Sprinkle + Beth Stephens, Polly Stanton, Anna-Sophie Springer + Etienne Turpin, Karolina Sobecka, Andi Sutton, The Natural History Museum (Not an Alternative), Vandra Thorburn, Marlene Tseng Yu, Greg Umali, Anuj Vaidya, Artemisia vulgaris, Maria Whiteman, Amanda Yates, Adam Zaretsky, and a multitude of other creative agents.

PAST EXHIBITS AND EVENTS

Emergent Ecologies, February 29th-March 31st, 2016
Princeton University, Butler College, Studio ’34 Cafe.

Hope in a Time of Extinction, February 24th, 2016
James Gallery, The Graduate Center, City University of New York

For more background on the ideas animating this show, check out Emergent Ecologies, a new book from Duke University Press. https://www.dukeupress.edu/emergent-ecologie.

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