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Seeing Solidarity


Seeing Solidarity is a day-long program of film screenings featuring documentaries made in the 1960s and 1970s which explore labor organizing efforts from the point of view of workers, while addressing the struggles of different groups, including women and people of color, within the labor movement itself. Speakers with direct experience in labor unions and relevant campaigns will introduce each film in relation to the contemporary set of challenges, questioning the potential of filmic representation in the promotion of worker solidarity both then and now.

Film Program:
À Bientôt, J’espère (Be Seeing You), 1968
Chris Marker and Mario Marret, produced by SLON
16mm film, 39 min
Introduction by Erik Forman

À Bientôt, J’espère documents a strike at a French textile factory by following a young, charismatic unionist as he energizes workers and articulates their need not only for an adequate wage, but a meaningful existence. Informal conversations set around the kitchen table narrate the workers’ concerns in their own words although the strained silence of the wives sat beside them is often what speaks volumes.

Finally Got the News, 1970
Stewart Bird, Rene Lichtman and Peter Gessner, produced in association with the League of Revolutionary Black Workers
16mm film, 55 min
Introduction by Tim Schermerhorn

Finally Got the News delves into the issue of racism within organized labor and the particularities of the black workers’ struggle. Produced in association with the League of Revolutionary Black Workers, it centers on the labor conditions in Detroit’s auto factories and expresses the injustices of the capitalist system through the direct language of the workers themselves, providing a clear and compelling account of their frustration.

Nightcleaners, 1975
Berwick Street Film Collective
16 mm film, 90 min
Introduction by Lise Soskolne

Nightcleaners depicts an attempt by the Women’s Movement to unionize the female workers, many of them mothers, cleaning London’s office blocks. While formally experimental, the film’s many interviews reveal the physical and psychological consequences of working the graveyard shift—sometimes allowing only a couple of hours of sleep daily—as it simultaneously demonstrates the difficulty in organizing an atomized, precarious and exhausted workforce.

About the Speakers
Erik Forman has been active in the labor movement for over a decade as a rank-and-file organizer. He played a leading role in groundbreaking attempts to unionize the US fast food industry with the Industrial Workers of the World. He currently works as a labor educator in New York City.

Tim Schermerhorn is an Organizer with Democracy at Work and a member of the Labor Notes Policy Committee and the Black Workers Rank-and-File Network. Before retiring from the New York City Transit Authority in 2015, he was a rank-and-file member of Transport Workers Union Local 100 in New York.

Lise Soskolne is an artist living in New York and core organizer of Working Artists and the Greater Economy (W.A.G.E.), an activist organization whose mission is to establish sustainable economic relationships between artists and the institutions that contract their labor, and to introduce mechanisms for self-regulation into the art field that collectively bring about a more equitable distribution of its economy.

About the Organizer
Ana Torok is a curator and art historian based in New York City, specializing in conceptual and time-based media practices of the 1960s and 1970s.

*If you would like to attend this event but lack the funds, please contact

Chroma Presents Continuity


Chroma Presents Continuity: A Conference on Self-Preservation for Women of Color.

In 2017, Chroma partnered with 8 Ball Community and Red Bull and hosted The Working Woman of Color Conference, a live podcast event employing self-actualization as an organizing principle to think, construct and shape powerful narratives of mobility for women of color. Over 30 women from different backgrounds were invited to engage in conversations over a two-day period. The conference and corresponding Podcast is produced by Chroma, who aims to create an accessible blueprint in response to the socio and economic mobility of women of color.

This year, Chroma is excited to host a two-day conference event titled Continuity to recognize the ways in which women of color continuously attempt to sustain their livelihoods, careers, and overall well-being given the many industries and spaces they occupy. By inviting a cadre of makers, thinkers, artists, scholars, and innovators, the participants will explore self-preservation for women of color as a narrative for liberation. This will be done through a series of art happenings, lectures, and panels over the course of a weekend. Continuity aims to empower the community with methods of self-preservation as a tool for empowerment and sustenance.


2:30PM – Personal, Political Digital Expression moderated by Sienna Fekete
Elyse Fox
Ifrah Ahmed
Guadalupe Rosales

4:00PM – Revisualizing our Truth(s) moderated by Ladin Awad
Shaniqwa Jarvis
Martine Gutierrez
Cynthia Cervantes

5:30PM – Cultural Sustainability moderated by June Canedo
Antonia Perez
Mennlay Aggrey
Nia Hampton

6:30PM – Brown Up Your Feed by Mandy Harris Williams


2:30PM – Self-Care & Intellectual Labor moderated by June Canedo
Mona Chalabi
Lizania Cruz
Ashlee Haze
Aurel Haize Odogbo

4:00PM – Fashion Beyond Representation moderated by Ladin Awad
Recho Omondi
Kyle Luu
Jessica Willis

5:30PM – Amplifying our Industries moderated by Sienna Fekete
Thanu Yakupityage (aka DJ Ushka)
Yulan “shyboi” Grant

6:30PM – Archiving our Past, Present, and Future(s) moderated by Ladin Awad
Marcel Rosa-Salas & Isabel Flower
Ruth Gebreysus
Margaret Vendryes

Included Participants:
Mennlay Aggrey
Ifrah Ahmed
Cynthia Cervantes
Mona Chalabi
Lizania Cruz
Isabel Flower
Elyse Fox
Ruth Gebreysus
Martine Gutierrez
Nia Hampton
Ashlee Haze
Shaniqwa Jarvis
Kyle Luu
Aurel Haize Odogbo
Recho Omondi
Antonia Perez
Marcel Rosa-Salas
Guadalupe Rosales
Margaret Vendryes
Mandy Harris Williams
Jessica Willis
Thanu Yakupityage (aka DJ Ushka)

+ video work by
Damali Abrams
Ayqa Khan
Alima Lee
Martine Gutierrez

About Chroma
Chroma aims to formalize networks of mobility for women of color through a dialogue of resistance, action, and healing. Chroma is comprised of three womxn of color. Ladin Awad is a filmmaker, producer, and organizer. Her work has been featured at the Queens Museum, Alexis Grady Gallery, MoCADA, and will premiere new work at Frieze Art in the spring. She has contributed work to VICE, Fusion, OkayAfrica, Boiler Room, Nike and more. Sienna Fekete is a producer and has an extensive background in radio and podcasting. She has worked exclusively with BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra on various programming, produced podcasts with Red Bull Studios, Top Rank Magazine, and SiriusXM’s Spoke. She most recently contributed audio to the Well-Read Black Girl Conference. June Canedo is an artist and has contributed to publications such as Vogue Magazine and The New York Times. She has exhibited work in New York, Berlin, London, Paris, Budapest, and Melbourne. She will exhibit at The New Orleans Museum of Art and Moma PS1 this coming spring.

Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon


Wikipedia’s gender trouble is well-documented. In a 2011 survey, the Wikimedia Foundation found that less than 10% of its contributors were women. While the reasons for the gender gap are up for debate, the practical effect of this disparity is not: content is skewed by the lack of representation from women.

Let’s change that.

Join us on April 8th from 2:00 to 6:00 for a communal updating of Wikipedia entries on subjects related to gender, art, and feminism.

We will provide tutorials for the beginner Wikipedian, reference materials, and refreshments. Bring your laptop, power cord and ideas for entries that need updating or creation. For the editing-averse, we urge you to stop by to show your support! This event is facilitated by Jessica Wallen.

About Art+Feminism
Art+Feminism is a campaign improving coverage of cis and transgender women, feminism and the arts on Wikipedia. From coffee shops and community centers to the largest museums and universities in the world, Art+Feminism is a do-it-yourself and do-it-with-others campaign teaching people of all gender identities and expressions to edit Wikipedia.

About Jessica Wallen
Jessica Wallen is a New York-based arts facilitator and curator focusing on collaborative social and site engagement work. After relocating to New York from San Francisco for graduate studies at New York University, Jessica has been awarded fellowships with No Longer Empty and the New Museum. She is currently a freelance consultant managing exhibitions and interactive community projects that put art to good use.

Whoop Dee Doo


This month, Whoop Dee Doo artists stage a long term installation in Knockdown Center’s Annex, working closely with teens from Maspeth Town Hall Community Center and local performance groups Ñukanchik Llakta Wawakuna and students from the Calpulli Community – a program of Calpulli Mexican Dance Company – to create a series of free public programs that culminate in a final live performance and immersive set. The final performance will emphasize and celebrate the historic diversity of Queens, and the creative talents of Knockdown Center’s surrounding community.

Interpretation services generously provided for the final performances by Caracol Interpreters Cooperative, and translation audio equipment donated by Immigrant Movement International.

Members of the public are invited to engage with Whoop Dee Doo and their community of collaborators during open-doors workdays on Saturdays from 2 – 7pm!

About Whoop Dee Doo
Whoop Dee Doo (est. 2006) is a traveling, artist-led project and non-profit organization that creates ambitious installations and live performances as collaborations with community groups. Whoop Dee Doo often works closely with underserved youth groups to research, conceive and create their projects. Whoop Dee Doo has created commissioned projects for organizations including the Smart Museum in Chicago, SFMOMA San Francisco, Loyal Gallery in Sweden, The Contemporary in Baltimore, and Abrons Arts Center in New York City, among others, and recently completed a 6-month project series as a 2016 artist-in-residence with the Education Department at the High Line (NYC). Whoop Dee Doo is a 2016-2017 Franklin Furnace Grant Recipient, and is a featured artist project on the Art21 series “New York Close Up”.

For a more in-depth look into Whoop Dee Doo’s process and behind-the-scenes, please visit:

About Maspeth Town Hall Community Center
Maspeth Town Hall Community Center is an organization that has served thousands of students for the last 11 years. During afterschool programs, students are given an hour every day to do their homework with the help of our trained counselors and staff, and offered many academic activities such as STEM, literacy enrichment, arts and crafts, junior achievement, team building games, and much more! Maspeth Town Hall also offers family and community events that emphasize several festivities throughout the year. The organization’s priorities are to increase student’s academics independence by giving them access to more material and instruction relevant to their studies and interests.

About Ñukanchik Llakta Wawakuna
Ñukanchik Llakta Wawakuna is a collective project where we use the art of dance to educate the different branches, strengthen our identity and most of all the excellence of our first Andean immigrant’s generation. Wawakuna(children) does not only focus on the kids but also educates the parents about their rights as immigrants, residents and remain proud of being campesinos (peasants) or indigenous. Wawakuna believes in the importance of preserving the cultural identity. Wawakuna uses the tool of art, such as painting, writing, dancing, music, and singing, to express our emotions, express the injustice occurring in our community, build leadership for parents and kids, and applying it as part of healing.

About Calpulli Mexican Dance Company

Calpulli Mexican Dance Company’s vision is to reach audiences globally with high quality artistic works and captivating stories and cultural narratives and productions. It also seeks to be a premier educational resource for teachers and students excelling in cultural enrichment through the performing arts. Lastly, Calpulli aims to serve our community with accessible, high-quality community programming and performing arts training.

About the Caracol Interpreters Cooperative

The Caracol Interpreters Cooperative opens multilingual channels of communication to ignite language justice in our community. We work to create a world where language is not a barrier for exchange, but a helpful tool that can be used democratically to communicate, learn and strategize together.

About Immigrant Movement International
IM International is a community space where practical knowledge is merged with creative knowledge through arte útil with a holistic approach to education open to all regardless of legal status.

IM International is a think tank that recognizes (im)migrant’s role in the advancement of society at large and envisions a different legal reality for human migration.

IM International is a lab practicing artivist tactics and new tools for communication in the public sphere to access political dialogue in an effort to transform social affect into political effectiveness.

IM International is an educational platform formulating sustainability systems and creating alternative economies based on a culture of reciprocity not economic advantage.


Knockdown Center’s exhibitions are selected through a competitive open call for proposals. Through a multi-round process, exhibition proposals are reviewed by Knockdown Center’s Curatorial Advisory Board and selected based on quality, distinctiveness, and response to Knockdown Center’s unique site and context within an ecosystem of live events.

Founded in 2015, the Knockdown Center’s Curatorial Advisory Board is currently comprised of seven sitting arts professionals with diverse but overlapping interests and fields of expertise. The Curatorial Advisory Board meets bi-annually to provide critical feedback on a wide range of proposals as well as contributing to discussions about larger programmatic goals. To learn more about proposing an exhibition or short-term project please visit our Proposals Page.

Defend + Restore


Defend + Restore is a community-centered daytime event focused on care, strengthening, and the sustainability of physical, mental, and emotional health. Join us to share skills and tactics of self-preservation in the wake of ongoing individual and collective traumas.

Free and donation-based workshops, trainings, and gatherings geared toward self-defense, intervention, strengthening, restoration, and care will be held in Knockdown Center’s backyard. In addition to scheduled events throughout the day, Defend + Restore includes an open-air marketplace featuring vendors who center health, well-being, homeopathic knowledge, and natural materials. Featuring naturally dyed goods by Jennie Maydew, hot sauce, condiments & concoctions by Process Park and more!!

All events are FREE unless otherwise noted!


2 – 4pm
Come early for bystander intervention training with Hollaback
Learn skills of nonviolent interventions to public harassment from cat calls to assault. Hollaback’s comprehensive training teaches you how to to assess your environment, deescalate harassment and find organic points of engagement.

3 – 8pm
Open-Air Mini-Marketplace
Featuring vendors who center health, well-being, homeopathic knowledge, and natural materials.

3 – 5pm
Channeling Personal Power with Dyani Douze (sliding scale $20 – $40, cash only!)
QTPOC Reiki practitioner Dyani Douze offers 30 minute reiki sessions + Black Angel Card reading.

3 – 4pm
Self Defense workshop with POP Gym
All-ages introductory and accessible foundation to self defense from technique to theory!

3 – 4pm
Knockdown Center Honey Tasting and Beekeeper Chats
Did you know that Knockdown Center keeps bees? Taste honey fresh from Knockdown’s rooftop hives! Learn about the wonders of the beehive as a fascinating model for collective decision-making. Did you know that 99% of honeybees are female? Beekeepers Caroline Paquita and Vanessa Thill will talk to you about nature’s oldest and sweetest matriarchy.

4 – 5pm
All-level Vinyasa Flow Yoga with Lauren Mulligan ($5-$10 suggested donation)
Donation based vinyasa flow for all levels with music!

5 – 6pm
Self Defense workshop with POP Gym
All-ages introductory and accessible foundation to self defense from technique to theory!

5 – 7pm
Oracle Card Readings with Yatta Zoker ($17 – $33 suggested donation!)
Yatta Zoker is a channel/diviner who uses a combination of Black Angel Cards, Tarot, and Life Purpose decks to give comprehensive readings that offer clarity and direction.

Readings are between 15 – 35 minutes and are by suggested donation of $33 for a full spread and $17 for a 3 card spread.

6 – 7pm
Body Technologies for Self-Care Workshop with Jaguar Mary (by donation)
Learn easy, ready-to-use strategies for your continued self-care with foundational practices and meditations that involve breath and movement.

7 – 8pm
Gesturing Slowly Workshop with Camilo Godoy and Amanda Turner Pohan
Camilo Godoy and Amanda Turner Pohan will guide a slow meditation on physical greeting rituals, reflecting upon the ways in which our bodies are choreographed in society.

Spots still available to participate in the marketplace! To apply, please send information about yourself, organization/company, and what you offer to

Additional Details:

About Hollaback and Agunda Okeyo, Hollaback Facilitator
We at Hollaback are eager to share our bystander intervention training with a public invested in community building and culture change. Hollaback has worked for years on issues of sexual harassment and has long been at the forefront of nonviolent interventions to public harassment from cat calls to assault. At Defend + Restore at Knockdown Center we will facilitate a training that provides reflective strategies to assess your environment, deescalate harassment and find organic points of engagement including the 5 D’s of Bystander Intervention℠.

Agunda Okeyo is Hollaback!’s Bystander Intervention Program educator and trainer. She is a writer, producer, filmmaker and activist born in Nairobi and raised between New York City and the Kenyan capital. Okeyo understands and writes from a global perspective about race, gender, politics, culture, books, film, and comedy. She is published with Salon, The Daily Beast, Indiewire’s Women and Hollywood blog, For Harriet, O Magazine, Okay Africa, NBC and Women’s Media Center (WMC). A panoramic awareness has shaped her professional experience with organizations such as Duara Foundation, Demos: A Network for Ideas and Action, Re:Gender and Cultural Survival. She is lauded for her ongoing production at Caroline’s on Broadway called Sisters of Comedy. She has also produced comedy shows at Ginny’s Supper Club and Gotham Comedy Club. Okeyo has been featured as a rising producer and activist in Time Out New York, The New Yorker, Essence, The Root, Black Enterprise, The Hollywood Reporter, Forbes, NBC, Huffington Post and The New York Times. In 2016 she was named a Progressive Women’s Voices fellow with Women’s Media Center and joined the NYC board of Women, Action and the Media (WAM!NYC). Okeyo also serves as National Communications Chair for the March for Racial Justice in DC, NYC and nationwide this fall.

3pm – 5pm
About Channeling Personal Power and Dyani Douze
30 minute reiki sessions + Black Angel Card reading.

Dyani Douze is a QTPOC Reiki practitioner with a focus in working with anyone that yearns for self-expression and self-acceptance.

(Sliding Scale $20 – $40, cash only!)

3pm & 5pm
About Self-Defense workshops with POP Gym
Come by this FREE workshop to learn some introductory skills that will keep you feeling safe. We’ll be covering the basics: stretching, conditioning, technique, and theory, with the hope that participants will leave with some super useful foundations that will aid them in the day-to-day. Mix that in with some sweat and some movement, and you’ll have an accessible and confidence-boosting good time for all. Whether you are a beginner, or someone with experience, come work it out with us!

Open to all ages! We’ll be moving around, so participants should wear clothing in which they are comfortable stretching and sweating.

POP Gym is a new project, working towards opening a physical space in Brooklyn that offers free self-defense, fitness, and skill share classes 7 days a week. As we continue planning, we invite you to come by any of our events this summer! Our workshops have been described as, “fun”, “holistic” and “empowering”, and for any questions, comments, or inquiries for future workshops for you or your organizations, email us at

About Vinyasa Flow Yoga with Lauren Mulligan

Lauren is a trained trauma-informed vinyasa instructor with focus on working with LGBTQIA +GNC and female-identified people. She believes that yoga as an intentional practice of self-care is deeply radical. Yogic philosophy counters contemporary dualistic ideology in favor of one of connection and interconnectedness. Living under capitalist heteropatriachal imperialist conditions means that each of us experience fracturing of the self and separation from others; this is how oppressive structures maintain their power. When we choose to come to our mats, we allow our bodies and minds to enter a space that does not endorse dualism, but rather focuses on synchronization of breath with movement, body with mind, self with other.

This class will be an all-level vinyasa flow class. No experience necessary, beginners and experienced practitioners alike are welcome to come share the space. Moving into our bodies, especially for those of us who occupy bodies that are policed in myriad ways is a step towards healing. This class is donation-based, if you have the means please consider donating, if monetary funds are not available to you at this time, please do come anyway, we want you in this space!

($5 – $10 suggested donation)

About Body Technologies for Self-Care and Jaguar Mary
Self-care is paramount during times of stress. Finding peace of mind while navigating the whirlwind of city life means that practicing self care is essential. And, since we live in a society that demands our attention and participation in ways we may find challenging at times, it helps if the tools we use are easily applicable and immediately effective. In this self-care workshop, we’ll work with the material that we all share and know; our own bodies. The Body contains an abundance of accessible technologies that can shift us to feeling strong and clear when our minds are disheartened and distracted. These technologies work and can be applied regardless of religious/spiritual beliefs, flexibility, or financial status. During the hour, Jaguar Mary will share some foundational practices and meditations that will involve breath, movement and group communication. You’ll have fun and leave the workshop with some easy, ready-to-use strategies for your continued self-care practice.

Jaguar Mary is a teacher, performance artist, filmmaker and glossolalia vocalist. She started chanting mantras at the age of eleven as a young buddhist practitioner. She created Sacred Circularties, a movement-based meditation experience that took place for six years in Sedona, Arizona and Bali, Indonesia. Jaguar Mary is here for the journey and continues to share and learn spirit and movement-focused experiences through her art and connection with community. Currently, she is a member of the Performance and Performance Studies MFA cohort at Pratt Institute.

About Gesturing Slowly
Camilo Godoy and Amanda Turner Pohan will guide a slow meditation on physical greeting rituals. This workshop will focus on the communicative function and sensory capabilities of these rituals to reflect upon the ways in which our bodies are choreographed in society. This workshop gently invites you to explore your body and its relationship to others.

Image Credit: Stephanie Acosta

Black Meteoric Star – No More White Presidents


Join us for the debut screening of Gavin Russom’s new film “Black Meteoric Star – No More White Presidents”. The 60 minute film contains a soundtrack by Black Meteoric Star, one of Russom’s aliases. A panel discussion with panelists Kali Holloway, Khury Petersen-Smith and Christopher Danowski will follow the screening.

About the film
“Black Meteoric Star – No More White Presidents” is a multi layered abstract film that I, a White, recently out Trans-Woman completed in January of 2017. For the film I developed what I am calling the “flash film” technique. Initially it was a structural device similar to the chance operations used by composers such as Joh Cage to get out of the practice of creating “slick” edits or “moves” predetermined by overarching institutionalized aesthetic norms. However, as I worked with it I began to discover that the technique, although certainly “experimental”, has more kinship with craft techniques I have practiced such as beading, knitting, weaving and braiding. Although on the surface it could simply be a long form music video for my Black Meteoric Star project it is in fact a complex of evocative and energetic themes gathered around the necessity for abolition and reparations. The themes that are “braided” or “beaded” together include a repetitive meditation on death, an assessment of global capitalism as so overburdened by the karma of the triple legacies of slavery, land theft/genocide and imperialism that it can no longer function, an invocation of several of the Orishas prominent in my path of priesthood in the Regla Lukumi and an exploration of my emerging Trans-Feminine identity. The intention of the film is to open up a territory for exploration and interpretation around our current predicament, allowing the viewer to come to their own conclusions about the specific details and possible solutions, both individually and through discussions with others. In the service of unpacking these themes in a group context I have invited three panelists; Kali Holloway, Khury Petersen-Smith and Christopher Danowski to participate in a discussion of the film following the screening. The panelists and myself will also take questions from the room.

About Gavin Russom
Gavin Rayna Russom is a New York based multimedia artist and composer of electronic music. She has produced some of the most interesting and influential art and music of the last 15 years both in collaborations such as Delia Gonzalez and Gavin Russom, Black Leotard Front and The Crystal Ark and as a solo artist under aliases such as Black Meteoric Star, Hail of Arrows and under her own name. In July of 2017 she publicly came out as Transgender. Much of her work is informed by her deep relationship with the analog synthesizer, a tool she has applied herself to not only as a composer and player but also as a designer and builder since 1999. In addition to recording and performing music she also creates the visual elements for her work including installations, music videos, record covers, costumes, sets and props. Russom is also a member of the groups Arthur Russell’s Instrumentals Directed by Peter Gordon, Sacred Ar†icle and LCD Soundsystem.

About the Panelists
Kali Holloway is Senior Writer and Associate Editor of Media and Culture at progressive news site AlterNet. She is co-curator of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s MetLiveArts 2017 summer performance and film series “Theater of the Resist,” and producer on the documentary Sunset and the Mockingbird. Previously, she was Director of Outreach and Audience Engagement for the HBO documentary Southern Rites, PBS documentary The New Public and the Emmy-nominated film Brooklyn Castle, and Outreach Consultant on the award-winning documentary The New Black. She worked in production and programming on the long-running PBS documentary film series POV. Prior to that, she was speechwriter for a New York City Commissioner and Deputy Director of Communications for the New York State court system. Her writing has appeared in AlterNet, Salon, The Guardian, TIME, Huffington Post, The National Memo, Yahoo! News, Jezebel, Truthout, Raw Story, xoJane, Google Music, Rhapsody and numerous other outlets.

Khury Petersen-Smith is a geographer and activist who lives in Boston. His forthcoming book, Rocket’s Red Glare: An introduction to U.S. empire (Haymarket, 2019), explores different dimensions of U.S. power on the world stage. His activism is wide-ranging, but has focused in particular on opposing U.S. empire, resisting racism, and solidarity with Palestine. Khury is the co-author of the 2015 Black Solidarity Statement With Palestine, which was signed by over 1,100 Black activists, artists, and scholars.

Christopher Danowski is a media/performance artist based in Phoenix, Arizona. He has written over eighty texts for performance works, and has presented work in living rooms, galleries, and unusual spaces (sometimes in theaters) in Phoenix, Brooklyn, Mérida, Dublin, Berlin and Kraków. He was artistic director of Theater in My Basement from 1999-2013, and now serves as a founding member of Howl Theatre Project. His book of writings, ‘Dog’s Ear’ is forthcoming this spring from Four Chambers Press. He has been teaching performance, theatre, and art in university settings since 2003. In June, 2017, he completed his doctorate from Plymouth University in the U.K. in Art and Media, linking together Afro-Cuban ritual techniques for spirit possession and method acting as transcultural performance methodology.

6×6: The Final Launch


Join Ugly Duckling Presse for a party to celebrate the release of the 36th and final issue of their long-running poetry periodical 6×6. There will be readings from poets published in recent issues of the magazine and musical performances from some of today’s hottest acts.

Anna Gurton-Wachter
Anselm Berrigan
Bridget Talone
Chia-Lun Chang
Katy Lederer
Sarah Wang
Ted Dodson
Thibault Raoult
Tony Iantosca
Kristen Gallagher

Horse Lords
Daniel Carter and Loren Connors
I Feel Tractor

About This Issue

6×6 #36 features poems by Anselm Berrigan, Chia-Lun Chang, Cheryl Clarke, Lisa Fishman, Vasilisk Gnedov (translated by Emilia Loseva & Danny Winkler), and Sarah Wang.

Suggested entry fee:
$5 – entry and 1 issue of 6×6
$10 – entry and 3 issues of 6×6
$20 – entry and 6 issues of 6×6 + 6×6 tote bag

KDC Friday Night Movie – Goodfellas (1990)


The KDC Friday Night Movie is a series of FREE screenings in the Ruins, Knockdown Center’s backyard. Every Friday from August 11th – September 8th, join us at 8pm for live music followed by a feature film, frozen drinks, and our very own house-made popcorn! Make sure to bring your own blankets or lawn chairs, as seating is limited!

Goodfellas (1990)
Goodfellas is a 1990 American crime film directed by Martin Scorsese. It is an adaptation of the 1986 non-fiction book Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi, who co-wrote the screenplay with Scorsese. The film narrates the rise and fall of mob associate Henry Hill and his friends over a period from 1955 to 1980.

Join us at 8:00pm for a special performance by Hearing Things!

About Hearing Things
Matt Bauder formed Hearing Things in 2012 after hearing a phantom band playing in his practice space. The band had wild rock & roll beats, haunting organ and relentless saxophone. But when he opened the door no one was there. The real life Hearing Things has been said to play “music for surfing through hurricane-force winds” – The Columbia Tribune and “Brooklyn’s Funnest New Band” – New York Music Daily. They have toured nationally as main support for Nick Waterhouse and Will Butler (Arcade Fire). Currently, Hearing Things plays once a month at Brooklyn’s Barbés, the band’s favorite music bar. When not playing in Hearing Things, saxophonist/composer Matt Bauder tours playing sax in bands like Arcade Fire, Father John Misty, Iron and Wine, and Haim.

KDC Friday Night Movie – The Big Lebowski (1998)


The KDC Friday Night Movie is a series of FREE screenings in the Ruins, Knockdown Center’s backyard. Every Friday from August 11th – September 8th, join us at 8pm for live music followed by a feature film, frozen drinks, and our very own house-made popcorn! Make sure to bring your own blankets or lawn chairs, as seating is limited!

The Big Lebowski (1998)
The Big Lebowski is a 1998 American crime comedy film written, produced, and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. It stars Jeff Bridges as Jeffrey “The Dude” Lebowski, a Los Angeles slacker and avid bowler. He is assaulted as a result of mistaken identity, after which The Dude learns that a millionaire also named Jeffrey Lebowski was the intended victim. The millionaire Lebowski’s trophy wife is kidnapped, and he commissions The Dude to deliver the ransom to secure her release; but the plan goes awry when the Dude’s friend Walter Sobchak (John Goodman) schemes to keep the ransom money. Julianne Moore and Steve Buscemi also star, with David Huddleston, John Turturro, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Sam Elliott, Tara Reid, David Thewlis and Flea appearing in supporting roles.

Friday, September 8 – Goodfellas (1990)

KDC Friday Night Movie – Natural Born Killers (1994)


The KDC Friday Night Movie is a series of FREE screenings in the Ruins, Knockdown Center’s backyard. Every Friday from August 11th – September 8th, join us at 8pm for live music followed by a feature film, frozen drinks, and our very own house-made popcorn! Make sure to bring your own blankets or lawn chairs, as seating is limited!

Natural Born Kilers (1994)
Natural Born Killers is a 1994 American satirical crime film directed by Oliver Stone and starring Woody Harrelson, Juliette Lewis, Robert Downey Jr., Tom Sizemore, and Tommy Lee Jones. The film was released in the United States on August 26, 1994. The film tells the story of two victims of traumatic childhoods who became lovers and mass murderers, and are irresponsibly glorified by the mass media.

Friday, September 1 – Big Lebowski (1998)
Friday, September 8 – Goodfellas (1990)

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