Sunday Service: Camilo Godoy Presents…Ella Boureau, Miguel Angel Guzmán, Eduardo Restrepo-Castaño, Mike Funk, Jordan Demetrius Lloyd, Xavier Valcárcel

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December 1, 2017 For December’s Sunday Service, curator Camilo Godoy presented “We have to live differently,” bringing together artists to explore ideas of “difference.” The title is borrowed from Alice Walker’s poem “Calling All Grand Mothers.” This program projects a video piece by artist Eduardo Restrepo standing with their gender-nonconforming self in front of a cathedral, writer Ella Boureau reads excerpts …

Sunday Service: J.Soto Presents…Miatta Kawinzi, IV Castellanos and Amanda Hunt, ray ferreira, Keijaun Thomas

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November 5, 2017 For November’s Sunday Service, curator J.Soto invited Miatta Kawinzi, IV Castellanos and Amanda Hunt, ray ferreira, Keijaun Thomas: the artists are performers, dancers, video makers, object makers. They are connected through their individual approaches to their material and expressiveness of embodied existences, and through the sinuous tendons of queer, black, and and POC communities. Using their work …

Sunday Service: Alexis Convento Presents… Carlo Antonio Villanueva, Eli Tamondong, Goldie Poblador, Jana Lynne Umipig, Sugar Vendil

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September 10, 2017 For the fall season premier of Sunday Service, curator Alexis Convento invited Filipinx artists both from the homeland and the diaspora come together to reclaim, to decolonize, to (re)trace our roots. “To decolonize is to tell and write one’s own story, that in the telling and writing others may be encouraged to tell their own.” —Leny Mendoza Strobel, …

Sunday Service: Jonathan Gonzalez Presents… Sepo Seecharan Prins and Marlene Mulele Seecharan, NIC Kay, Justin Allen, Rena Anakwe

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October 1, 2017 On the Motion of the Heart and Blood in Animals (1628) documents William Harvey’s watershed findings on the two-way circulatory system; one way pumping blood to the extremities and another back to the heart to be reinvigorated with oxygen. During this dissection, Harvey also encountered an ominous black fluid like ’thick earth’ termed colloquially as ‘black bile’ in …

KDC Episodes: großer Lauscher

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August 22, 2017 Artist Alyssa Miserendino and collaborator Léonard Roussel of Arup discuss the making of großer Lauscher, an exhibition on view at Knockdown Center July 22 – August 27, 2017. großer Lauscher (“big Eavesdropper” in German) is a spatial sound installation created by interdisciplinary artist Alyssa Miserendino. The piece was recorded in the main radar dome at the Field Station Berlin, …

Sunday Service: Caitlin Baucom Presents… Orlando Estrada, Greem Jellyfish, PAUL (Angelina Dreem), QUALIATIK, Lorelei Ramirez and An Only Child

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May 7, 2017 For this iteration of Sunday Service, Caitlin Baucom curated an evening titled A Raging Grace, gathering artists across disciplines who are lit from within by a burning well, and rather than combust, they use its fuels to go higher and brighter. Featuring Orlando Estrada, Greem Jellyfish, PAUL (Angelina Dreem), QUALIATIK, Lorelei Ramirez, and An Only Child. ‘It’s like having a sickness …

Sunday Service: Buzz Slutzky presents… Jes Fan, Trace Peterson, and Catalina Schliebener

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April 2, 2017 For the 3rd iteration of our new performance series Sunday Service, Buzz Slutzky invited artists Jes Fan, Trace Peterson, and Catalina Schliebener to present experimental or in-progress works around the theme of the “Slumber Party,” relating to trans aesthetics and childhood. Jes Fan Jes Fan is a Brooklyn based artist from Hong Kong, China. Fan’s practice is …

Sunday Service: MAMI presents… Alexandra Bell, NIC Kay, Isabel Flower + Marcel Rosa-Salas, YATTA

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February 12, 2017 For the premier of Sunday Service, Knockdown Center invited MAMI’s Ali Rosa-Salas and Dyani Douze who in turn invited Alexandra Bell, NIC Kay, Isabel Flower, Marcel Rosa-Salas, and YATTA to share projects in development across movement, writing, visual art, and sonic practices. Alexandra Bell Alexandra Bell is a multidisciplinary artist who investigates the complexities of narrative, information consumption, …

Sunday Service: Niall Jones Presents….Adjua Gargi Nzinga Greaves, Effie Bowen, Angie Pittman, Raha, and Travis Sisk / Manifestany Squirtz

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March 5, 2017 Niall Jones’ organized an evening that explored the dance party and nightlife, historically and empirically, as a commingling of multiple bodies and multiple ethics. The dance party ostensibly functions as a movement, at once, for and against the sturdiness of identity, and all the while irreducibly in pursuit of (un)certain pleasures and intractable notions of self. Invited …

KDC Episodes: OVERTIME

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On Saturday, May 27th, 2017 Knockdown Center kicked of it’s outdoor music series OVERTIME. Our inaugural party was presented by NUBIAN MAFIA and hosted by Zuri Lyric Marley, featuring OSHUN, Highclass Hoodlums, JIL, Nakaya, and Sounds by Shiva. Video: Mehmet Salih Yildirim About OVERTIME This summer, we’ve teaming up with the best promoters, hosts, and DJs to bring you an outdoor …