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 …

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, …

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, …

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 …

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 …

KDC Episodes: Hanne Tierney: Baby, Said Alice B. Toklas

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Artist and FiveMyles Director Hanne Tierney speaks about her exhibition, Baby, Said Alice B. Toklas, at the Knockdown Center April 15 – May 28, 2017. Baby, Said Alice B. Toklas is a self-performing object theater produced by artist Hanne Tierney. Installed across the expanse of Knockdown Center’s Annex, a series of vignettes come to life as cloth figures, hula hoops, …

KDC Episodes: Formal Complaint

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Co-curator Dana Kopel speaks about Formal Complaint, an exhibition on view at Knockdown Center April 15 – June 4, 2017. Craft, scrap, and architectural minimalism coincide in Formal Complaint. Featuring work by Aria Dean, Female Background, Christopher Hanrahan, Mario Navarro, and Megan Pahmier, the exhibition returns handiwork to formalism, maintaining a sense of slackness. Metal armatures lean and bend precariously; a …

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: 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 …

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, …