The annual Bushwick Open Studios art exhibit is happening again this weekend. Check out the full schedule here.
On a personal note, a friend talked me into participating myself. 308 Jefferson in Bushwick turns it’s 4-story hallway into a huge art exhibit, with the 4th floor being dedicated to (((unartig))) screenings. Be prepared for a sweltering and non air conditioned sweat fest that starts at noon.
Screening schedule below.
12:00 – 01:00 Erykah Badu
Playing live in Damon Dash’s basement in Tribeca in 2010.
01:00 – 02:00 “Kellerkinder”
A collection of loft, basement and DIY shows from back when Williamsburg wasn’t a yuppie infested condo haven for McLaren baby strollers. Featuring the likes of Matt & Kim, Aa, Lightning Bolt, Japanther, The DeathSet, VAZ, Morricone Youth and many others.
If you think that visual aspects of sound are about multi camera super steady tripod images, edited to death by a million cuts and fancy titles, credits and what else not, then I recommend for you to stick with what ever music video channel you choose to tell you about the next big thing. KELLERKINDER is far from having a shiny polished surface because to (((unartig))) an image neither needs to be in focus to transmit a certain vibe nor does it need to be steady to visualize sound. Music is a about (e)motion and the camera should also. In KELLERKINDER it therefore boogies, screams and goes buck wild to what lied beneath New York City’s musical underground in the heyday of the Brooklyn craze. Where horror flicks are not for the faint of heart this one isn’t for those easily suffering from motion sickness. KELLERKINDER’s images and its music are not prefabricated fast food entertainment snacks. The noise attacking your eyes and ears is meant to be rough, aggressive, challenging, and yes, in most cases shameless unconditional fun as well…
02:00 – 03:00 “The Silence After”
Before CBGB’s doors finally closed for good on October 15th 2006 a number of farewell shows graced the legendary club for a very last time. Dinosaurs mankind had believed to be extinct found their way back home from Jurassic Punk, onto a stage they hadn’t set foot on in ages. Some of these performances were sensational, others outrageously pathetic and insulting. No matter what category one might file them under, they all had one thing in common. A sold out madhouse atmosphere with a distinct vibe of nostalgia and last supper feasting. Talk about a good time… “THE SILENCE AFTER” presents the highs and lows of these unforgettable moments. 60 minutes of Patti Smith, Dictators, Blondie, Bad Brains, Gorilla Biscuits, Angry Samoans, Avengers, Bold, Avail, Leeway, Underdog and Project X.
03:00 – 04:00 “Free NYC”
A collection of free admission summer shows that happened in New York City between 2006 and 2009. Featuring Sonic Youth, Anthrax, Dirty Projectors, Mission of Burma, Suicide, Beautiful South, Amanda Palmer, Fucked Up & Moby, GIC Funkface, Wire, Dub Trio, Liars and Boadrum
04:00 – 05:00 Portal in New York City
This will destroy you, once and for all. Australian Portal is reverse osmosis, an all energy consuming black hole. Shot in 2010 at the Knitting Factory.
05:00 – 06:00 Thee Majesty
Genesis P Oridge, Lady Jaye Breyer P-Orridge and Bryin Dall live at NorthSix in 2006.