Angie Pittman. Photo by Knockdown Center.
Angie Pittman. Photo by Knockdown Center.

Sunday Service Fall Season

Fall 2017

Join us this fall for the return of Sunday Service, a free monthly series of live work across mediums in our bar, the Ready Room. The Fall season curators include: Alexis Convento, Jonathan Gonzalez, J. Soto, and Camilo Godoy. Each month’s artist lineup to be announced soon. About Sunday Service Taking place the first Sunday of each month, a guest …


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

Sunday, 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 the arteries. …

Image credit: Chris Cameron, MANCC.
The Three Matadores (2016) by Every house has a door, directed by Lin Hixson.
Pictured left to right: Stephen Fiehn, Anna Martine Whitehead.
Image credit: Chris Cameron, MANCC. The Three Matadores (2016) by Every house has a door, directed by Lin Hixson. Pictured left to right: Stephen Fiehn, Anna Martine Whitehead.

The Three Matadores

October 6 – October 8, 2017

Doors: 7:00pm
Performance: 7:30pm

Knockdown Center is pleased to present the New York premiere of The Three Matadores, a new piece by Chicago-based performance company Every house has a door, led by Lin Hixson, director, and Matthew Goulish, dramaturg. The Three Matadores stages a short bilingual (English and Spanish) play embedded in the book-length poem The Presentable Art of Reading Absence (2008) by American …


Open Call: Short-Term and Time-Based Proposals

Deadline: September 15, 2017

Do you have a performance, workshop, or series of events in need of a home? Send us your proposal before September 15th for consideration of our 2017-2018 programming! Short-term projects can take the form of temporary installations, dance, theater, readings, talks, screenings, etc. This open call does not limit scale, scope, or format of submissions. Knockdown Center’s mission is to …


Sunday Service: Alexis Convento Presents…

Sunday, September 10, 2017


Join us for the kick-off of the fall season of Sunday Service, our monthly performance series in our bar the Ready Room. Curator Alexis Convento invites 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 …


For Us Fest: Queer Abstract//BUFU//OLU

Sunday July 30, 2017


FOR US FEST CLOSING WEEKEND Queer Abstract x BUFU x Olu Alege Join us in the backyard with BUFU, Queer Abstract, and Olu Alege in the culminating event of “US,” a month of daily programming across all five boroughs that focuses on gathering, sharing strategies, resources, skills between collectives and how to build through organizing, healing, nightlife, and art. Queer …


Hanne Tierney: Baby, Said Alice B. Toklas

Opening Reception: Saturday April 15, 6-9pm
Artist Talk: Sunday April 30, 4pm
Exhibition on view: April 15 – June 4, 2017

Knockdown Center is pleased to present Baby, Said Alice B. Toklas, 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, and satin configurations gesture, twirl, and sway, manipulated by a system of motors and robotic electronics, designed by engineer Oskar …

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Sunday Service: Andrea Arrubla Presents (Special BABZ Fair Edition): Tiona Nekkia McClodden, Peter BD, Karmenife X James Allister Sprang

Sunday, June 4, 2017


This month, Knockdown Center’s free monthly performance series Sunday Service is hosted by Andrea Arrubla for the BABZ Fair. The evening will reflect and celebrate the legacy of the seminal poet Essex Hemphill established among contemporary literary and visual artists with Tiona Nekkia McClodden, James Allister Sprang, Peter BD, and Karmenife X. Bios Tiona Nekkia McClodden is a visual artist, …