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VIRTU: 6 Nights of Music in April

April, 2017

Knockdown Center’s newly minted monthly music series, VIRTU, features a cross section of the finest and most cutting-edge artists and DJs from a wide array of musical communities in New York and beyond.  Featuring simultaneous musical gatherings throughout the month, uniting various and sundry outsiders beneath Knockdown Center’s giant roof!   APRIL 1 Bardo Pond headlines with M AX NOI MACH, ERIC …

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Hanne Tierney: Baby, Said Alice B. Toklas

Opening Reception: Saturday April 15, 6-9pm
Artist Talk: Sunday April 30, 6pm
Exhibition on view: April 15 – May 28, 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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"Standard Model (how it is)" (2013). Brass, 15 ⅜ x 46 ¼ x 45 ⅝ in.
Christopher Hanrahan, "Standard Model (how it is)" (2013). Brass, 15 ⅜ x 46 ¼ x 45 ⅝ in.

Formal Complaint

Opening Reception: Saturday April 15, 6-9pm

April 15 – May 28, 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 painting on unstretched canvas drags on the floor. Discarded materials and everyday objects come to conjure an upright but …

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GROOVY GROOVY presents: Aïsha Devi

Friday, April 28, 2017

9:00pm

GROOVY GROOVY presents Aïsha Devi AÏSHA DEVI (Danse Noire, Houndstooth) – US Debut Aïsha Devi emerged in 2013 with the EP Aura 4 Everyone on her own sanctuary-label Danse Noire followed by the 12″ Hakken Dub/Throat Dub in Summer 2014. Danse Noire is dedicated to exploring abstracted club structures, and Devi’s own music mines her Nepalese-Tibetan heritage, using her machines …

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Space In The Living Room: Chung, Safety Scissors, Guy Car

Friday, April 28, 2017

10pm

After finding a home at Jupiter Disco with its monthly occurrence… SITLR takes the spirit of the living room to the Ready Room of Knockdown Center for the first time. An unpredictable evening of music where boundaries between music genres are lifted to provide a richer experience where dancing, conversations and contemplation can coexist. Chung https://soundcloud.com/ono Safety Scissors https://soundcloud.com/safetyscissors Guy …

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Artist Talk – Hanne Tierney: Baby, Said Alice B. Toklas

Sunday, April 30, 2017

4:00pm

Please join us on Sunday, April 30th, as artist Hanne Tierney speaks about her current exhibition Baby, Said Alice B. Toklas, currently on view at Knockdown Center. 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 …

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Sunday Service: Caitlin Baucom Presents… Orlando Estrada, Greem Jellyfish, PAUL (Angelina Dreem), QUALIATIK, Lorelei Ramirez & Quenton Stuckey

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 Quenton Stuckey. 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 combust, …