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

Sunday July 30, 2017

2:00pm-9:00pm

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 …

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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

6:00pm

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, …

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

Sunday May 7, 2017

6-9pm

We are pleased to announce Sunday Service: Caitlin Baucom presents… Orlando Estrada, Greem Jellyfish, PAUL (Angelina Dreem), QUALIATIK, Lorelei Ramirez, and An Only Child. This month, Knockdown Center invites Caitlin Baucom to host our free monthly performance series Sunday Service. The evening, titled A Raging Grace, will gather artists across disciplines who are lit from within by a burning well, and rather than …

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

Sunday, April 2, 2017

6:00pm

We are pleased to announce Sunday Service: Buzz Slutzky presents… Jes Fan, Trace Peterson, and Catalina Schliebener. For the 3rd iteration of our new performance series Sunday Service, Buzz Slutzky invites artists to present experimental or in-progress works around the theme of the “Slumber Party,” relating to trans aesthetics and childhood. You can watch footage from the evening on our …

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Incarnata Social Club

March 23, 2017

Doors 8pm

Knockdown Center is pleased to present Incarnata Social Club, an evening of experimental performance dedicated to providing visibility to artists at all stages of professional development. Founded in 2016 by artists Kembra Pfahler and Orlando Estrada, Incarnata began as a monthly performance salon in a basement night club in New York City’s East Village. Incarnata has since expanded to become …

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FlucT at NADA Presents

Thursday, March 2, 2017

6pm

NADA Presents Thursday, March 2, 2017 6pm – 8pm Skylight Clarkson North 572 Washington Street New York, NY 10014 Knockdown Center will also present a performance by FlucT, at 6pm on March 2nd as part of NADA Presents. A collaboration of performance artists Monica Mirabile and Sigrid Lauren, FlucT will restage their performance “Sissy Joker,” (2016) a dance-based investigation of …

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

Sunday March 5, 2017

6 – 8pm

This month, Knockdown Center invites Niall Jones to curate Sunday Service. Niall has invited Adjua Gargi Nzinga Greaves, Effie Bowen, Angie Pittman, Raha, and Travis Sisk / Manifestany Squirtz to share work across mediums. The evening will explore 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, …