“Art makes things. There are, I said, no objects in nature, only the grueling erosion of natural force, flecking, dilapidating, grinding down, reducing all matter to fluid, the thick primal soup from which new forms bob, grasping for life.”
– Camille Paglia, Sexual Personae
A MATTER OF DUST , is a multi-media event featuring Artwork by CECILIA COLLANTES, and performances by an outstanding group of multi-media guest artists from NYC that have presented work in the most renowned (The Park Avenue Armory, The Metropolitan Opera) as well as the most culturally avant-garde venues both in NYC and internationally.
The work presented at A MATTER OF DUST relates to the concepts of transformation, time and ritual expression directly linked to the artist’s Peruvian roots and to the urgent and at times problematic realities of evolutionary culture.
Collantes refers to Dust as a primordial material, an Earthly and Cosmic medium that humans and the universe share in a micro-macro relationship. A MATTER OF DUST not only contemplates the duality of our great insignificance and equal insignificance in the known and unknown worlds, but also our connection to land and geography.
ABOUT THE VENUE:
The Mailroom, is a new venture between @wework and @thesurflodge is set to officially open later this year, but has already hosted @laflare1017 (Gucci Mane) and @lcdsoundsystem to name a few. Zirkova Vodka is sponsoring speciality cocktails. @seventhhouse PR is helping to make it all happen.
DOORS OPEN AT 7:00PM
MUST RSVP: RSVP@SEVENTHHOUSEPR.COM
Specialty cocktails crafted by Zirkova Vodka
JASON AKIRA SOMMA
Described as “a visual art anomaly who has done some pretty revolutionary things in the space of performance and technology” (The Creators Project, VICE) Somma’s work is a rigorous investigation into how we experience, process, and participate in the cultural systems that surround us. His practice is jointly rooted in his assay of holography, circuit bending, programming manipulation, and architectural intervention.
Somma has been a technological consultant for a breadth of esteemed artists and institutions including Marina Abramovic, Jirí Kylián, Walt Disney’s Imagineers, and the University of Glasgow’s Neuroscience Department, among others.
BONES THE MACHINE
Born and raised in East NY, Brooklyn, artist Steven Hill, best known by his alias “Bones the Machine,” takes dance styles of Flexing and Bone Breaking from the street to the stage. Hill has worked internationally with a plethora of prestigious art and commercial institutions that have led him to perform for legendary musical artists like MADONNA, Skrillex, and Pusha T. He has also performed or been featured in work shown at the Park Avenue Armory (NYC), Milk Studios Gallery (NYC), Location 1 Gallery (Soho, NY), the Geemente Museum (The Hague, Netherlands) as well as the Dragon i-Club in Hong Kong.
NATALIE DERYN JOHNSON
is a multi-media and improvisational dance artist and writer. Based in New York City, she performs as a solo artist and collaborates with filmmakers, photographers, musicians, writers, and movers on a range of projects. Natalie is the choreographer and performer of Albert A Garcia’s newest work Where The Sea Pours Into The Stars, which has been staged at BAM and Dixon Place.
Her interests are of the physical and spiritual presence of body and voice between grief and celebration with a desire to inspire an increased capacity for compassion, awareness and authenticity in the daily lives of an audience.
is an electro-acoustic cellist, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. Trained as a classical cellist, but known for his raw performances, Lancaster endeavors to expand ideas of what a cello can be and what sounds it can create. He has performed live with members of Black Sabbath, They Might Be Giants, The Dresden Dolls, Iron Maiden, Yes, and Kiss. In 2012 he performed for President Obama at the Kennedy Center Honors.
Lancaster has held the title as Music Director and Composer for the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company (New York, NY) and the STACCATO Contemporary Dance Company (Rio de Janeiro, BZ)
is a classical dancer and otherworldly songwriter. Emotional catharsis and beauty are the central core of her pursuits. She’s been the creative director and front person for bands and choreography projects including the all-girl-art-band HUFF THIS!, and released her debut solo record PSYCHO TYKO in 2016. Alison creates music with cellist Chris Lancaster under the moniker LOVING YOU, entering his sonic storms to deliver visceral performances. Other credits include dancing with The Metropolitan Opera, The Flaming Lips, ZviDance, Vogue and Interview Magazine.
Fernelly is a Sound Designer/Producer/Curator/DJ based out of Brooklyn. Originally from Los Angeles where he made his start in the P.U.R.E. collective, he proceeded to be one of the founders of Neukoelln’s IDEENFABRIK where he curated exhibitions, as well as, made video, sound, documentary work. He now produces events with collective Bob&Shirley.
is DJ Stiletto. Humanitarian, model, actor.
Since she fled South Sudan as a refugee 18 years ago, Mari Malek, aka DJ Stiletto, has become a successful Model/DJ and Actress in New York City. She is also the founder of “Stand For Education,” a non- profit organization dedicated to empowering girls and providing access to education for underprivileged children.
Mari Malek aka DJ Stiletto performs an Eclectic genres of music ranging from World Music, House, Top 40, Deep House, Classics, Disco, R&B/Hip Hop, lounge, Tribal and Afro Beats
Come get your cards read the Saturday before Halloween.
$15 with reading
$10 no reading
$5 off with password.
Lav & Audri
special performance by:
Ambient performances by:
Thousandzz of Beez
drinks included in admission
We’re mixing it up this year for our third annual Halloween Spooktacular, and what better way than with a theme that celebrates 3 of the top 5 best and spookiest Davids? (Lynch, Bowie, Duchovny, duh!)
Come dressed as your favorite character or in other costumed attire, and join us for donuts, damn fine coffee (covfefe?), massive quantities of pie, and haunting dream pop
Never seen the series? Not a fan? Not to worry! Pippin and Pyewacket can catch you up over games and drinks (or not… but they DO miss you!)
Fellow Artists & Friends.
The new record, Inside The Wheel, drops in two weeks and I wanted to throw a special VIP listening party for my closest and dearest friends and artists. Mocktails (hot/cold), wine, and beer will be provided but please feel free to bring some beverages to share as well! Especially if I am making some hot cider, someone should bring the whiskey…
At 730 SHARP there will be a 45 min performance on the roof and then a listening party where we can all hang, hear the new record, and also listen to each other’s projects (more on this below). We are renting some fancy outdoor space heaters in case its a little chilly, but we can always move inside if it gets to be too much.
Artist Bazaar + Playlist (SEND ME A SONG OF YOURS TO FEATURE by Oct 27th)
Since everyone invited is an artist I deeply respect, why not set up an artist bazaar?!?! Bring your merch/art to sell, cards, show flyers etc and if you want to be FEATURED ON THE LISTENING PARTY PLAYLIST send me an MP3 of your choosing to firstname.lastname@example.org by Fri Oct 27th. Im gonna make one big file so I can pre-record an introduction to each track.
There will also be 25 special handmade gifts for the first people that show up. BUT if you pre-order or purchase the album on bandcamp before the party you will have one guaranteed and set aside for you. (paulinepisano.bandcamp.com)
Also, this is a VIP party which is why its a private link on facebook, but feel free to bring 20 friends!
RSVPS will help me prepare.
In love, solidarity, and gratitude,
Fri Nov 3 9 pm doors $5 at the door 21+
Hambones 4207 Butler St Lawrenceville 412-681-4318
return of the avant-synth-pop duo SPACE DEBACLE
(Dani Danger – vocals & theremin. Hunter Paulson – ‘tronics & beats)
with special guest oerformances by BRUISER BEEP
and PRINCESS JAFAR https://vimeo.com/princessjafartv
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