• May 30 2015 | 9:00 pm

    The Spacesuits

    $10
    The Spacesuits is a series of immersive and multimedia installations featuring work by an international collective of over fifty musicians. The collective is curated by artists Anaïs Duplan and Winston Scarlett, who will host eight shows across North America during The Spacesuits summer tour. This evening features performances by: Jean Deaux, Basterdgeist, Roman Flowrs and Via Rosa.

Each musician in The Spacesuits collective has received five calls to action, which ask for the artist to produce some combination of photographs, videotaped performances pieces, soundscapes, and physical objects (e.g. a miniature spaceship, a shrine for an invented deity, a letter addressed to a past incarnation, a book on space-travel).

The Spacesuits explores the concepts of apocalypse, the afterlife, invented creation mythology, and the re-writing of history, taking the work of the jazz musician and Afrofuturist, Sun Ra, as its launch point. Each Spacesuits exhibition combines installation with live performance.

The Spacesuits is sponsored by The AfroFuturist AffairPushdot Studio, and Philadelphia Printworks.

Musicians for this event will be:

Via Rosa

Bastardgeist

 

ABOUT THE CURATORS

Anaïs Duplan is the author of a forthcoming chapbook, Take This Stallion (Brooklyn Arts Press, 2015). Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Birdfeast, Phantom Limb, PANK, The Conversant, The Quietus, No Fear of Pop, amongst other journals. Past projects include a temporary manifesto-writing service at Flux Factory in Queens, NY as well as a performance event titled Communitas/structure on anthropologist Victor Turner’s concept of ‘communitas,’ the peak of communal feeling reached in ritual.

Winston Scarlett is an independent music and art curator from Brooklyn, NY. His events and exhibitions have been featured in such publications such as Brooklyn Vegan, Impose, No Fear of Pop, Dingus, and PopMatters. Within the last year he has opened and managed the programming of two independent art spaces in New York City, executed a three-day interactive music and art festival called Slackfest, and published an underground music mixtape through the Chicago cassette label Air Balloon Tapes.

Related Links:

Official Website

Image Portfolio

Facebook Page

The Afrofuturist Affair

Pushdot Studio

Philadelphia Printworks

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