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ARTSCENE NEWSLETTER: ELASTIC CITY EVENTS

September 10, 2014

Morning. How is everyone? It’s hump day Wednesday and I’ve dugged deep to find some art news. Read on……


 

Courtesy of Brooklyn Art Council

 

There is a lot of activities going on in New York City and one of them is Elastic City. Who and what is Elastic City? From their website:

Elastic City intends to make its audience active participants in an ongoing poetic exchange with the places we live in and visit.

Artists are commissioned by Elastic City to create their own walks for the public, often using sensory-based techniques, reinvented folk rituals and other exercises to investigate and intervene with the daily life of the city, its variously defined communities, and the politics of individual and group identity.

This year Elastic City has a free 12-day NYC walk festival  this month.  Here are those events:

Fri, Sep 26, 2014, 12:00pm
MANDALA: REIMAGINING COLUMBUS CIRCLE / Karen Finley

A walk co-presented with Columbia GSAPP / Columbus Circle, New York, New York  FULL

Elastic City participants doing a walking tour last year. Courtesy of Brooklyn Based.

Fri, Sep 26, 2014, 3:00pm
LET IT GO: A TASHLICH WALK / Amichai Lau-Lavie & Shawn Shafner

A radical revision of the annual Jewish shedding ceremony
325 W. 49th Street, New York, New York   FREE
Sat, Sep 27, 2014, 11:00am
MANDALA: REIMAGINING COLUMBUS CIRCLE / Karen Finley

A walk co-presented with Columbia GSAPP
Columbus Circle, New York, New York  FULL
Sat, Sep 27, 2014, 3:00pm
MANDALA: REIMAGINING COLUMBUS CIRCLE / Karen Finley

A walk co-presented with Columbia GSAPP
Columbus Circle, New York, New York   FULL
Sat, Sep 27, 2014, 5:00pm
DOWNSIDE UP / Kristin Geneve Young

Flip your point-of-view with aerial artist, Kristin Geneve Young
211 E 51st Street, New York, New York   FULL
Sun, Sep 28, 2014, 11:00am
A GENEALOGY OF THE PARTICIPATORY WALK / Talk #1 Panelists (Genealogy)

Co-presented by Pratt Institute’s new MFA in Writing program
61 St. James Place, Brooklyn, New York  FREE
Sun, Sep 28, 2014, 12:30pm
POLITICS OF THE WALK / Talk #2 Panelists (Politics)

Co-presented by Pratt Institute’s new MFA in Writing program
61 St. James Place, Brooklyn, New York  FREE
Sun, Sep 28, 2014, 2:30pm
THE PARTICIPATORY WALK AS A NEW PERFORMATIVE FRAMEWORK / Talk #3 Panelists (Performative)

Co-presented by Pratt Institute’s new MFA in Writing program
61 St. James Place, Brooklyn, New York  FREE
Sun, Sep 28, 2014, 4:00pm
IMPOSSIBILITY IN PARTICIPATORY PERFORMANCE / Talk #4 Panelists (Impossibility)

Co-presented by Pratt Institute’s new MFA in Writing program
61 St. James Place, Brooklyn, New York   FREE
Mon, Sep 29, 2014, 7:30pm
TWELVE GREY LEMONS / Nisan Haymian

Hybrid identity, civic imagination and the politics of self
16 W. 8th Street, New York, New York   FULL
Mon, Sep 29, 2014, 10:00pm
SIGNATURE WALK / Todd Shalom

Lace up!
51 Lincoln Road, Brooklyn, New York   FULL
Tue, Sep 30, 2014, 10:00pm
LET IT GO: A TASHLICH WALK / Amichai Lau-Lavie & Shawn Shafner

A radical revision of the annual Jewish shedding ceremony
325 W. 49th Street, New York, New York   FREE
For more information you can visit www.elastic-city.org. Enjoy the rest of your week and weekend. Till next week, be blessed!
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