Sunday Service: Rena Anakwe presents…. Sharon De La Cruz, Johann Diedrick, Delphine Fawundu, GENG, Pamela Liou

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April 8, 2018 In order to rise From its own ashes A phoenix First Must Burn. EARTHSEED: THE BOOKS OF THE LIVING (Octavia Butler’s “Parable of the Sower”, chapter 14) Our April 8th Sunday Service provided us with an evening of live art and sound curated by Rena Anakwe. Anakwe is interested in the ways in which people manifest their …

Sunday Service: Jess Pretty Presents…Trinity Dawn Bobo, Taylor Crichton, DJ JCLEF, Amanda Krische, Evelyn Sanchez

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March 4, 2018 To kick off the spring season of Sunday Service, curator Jess Pretty invited artists to respond to the notion of critical desire and the exploration of radical thriving as a methodology for taking up spaces we claim to reside in. About the Curator jess pretty is on a quest for pleasure that transcends time and the spaces …

KDC Episodes: 40 Volume

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Artist Isaac Pool speaks about 40 Volume, on view at Knockdown Center January 13 – February 25, 2018, with performances January 13th and February 24th. 40 Volume, Isaac Pool’s first solo exhibition in New York, is an installation and sitcom-length play starring three sock-encrusted vases and a head of fennel. In 40 Volume‘s performances, the vessels depart from their place in the adjacent gallery …

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 …