At La Mama Galleria 6 East 1st Street
INSTALLATION LAB Running Nov. 16th through Nov. 22nd, 2011
INSTALLATION OPENING NOVEMBER 22
Installation runs from Nov. 22nd through Dec 3rd, 2011
MIXploratorium is presented by MIX NYC QUEER EXPERIMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL and THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSFORMATION Queer Arts Collective.
Visual Artists, Peter Cramer, Cristy C. Road, Gabriel DeFazio, Avory Agony, Quito Ziegler, Serichai Traipoom, and Larry Shea
These artists will take up residency at La Mama Galleria for a week, creating installations involving drawings from the most anticipated tarot deck of our generation, New Yorker covers that parallel the progress of one artist’s journey with HIV, intergalactic cushions shaping distant lounging spaces, a zine library years in the hoarding, found objects from the Rockaways sculpted into an object of personal hope, a short inspired by a visit to a witch in the Bronx, community, wild ponies, and fresh hot cookies. Together we celebrate the rigor of things that have been with us for years and things lasting no more than a day. The collective goal is to create a welcoming, otherworldly nest in the heart of downtown, then invite performing artists such as Damien Luxe, Heather Acs, Louie Chavez, Jennifer Blowdryer, Stephen Boyer, and Roo Kahn, and other exhibitionists for noise-making, readings, performance, vegan suppers, and terribly glamorous, yet extraordinarily low-key, parties. MIXploratorium is eager to transform a silent void into a raucous space of reflection and connection; anger and enlightenment.
MIXploratorium is an extension of MIX 24: The 24th MIX New York Queer Experimental Film Festival. Since 1987, MIX NYC has presented the latest in queer experimental film and previously unseen works from legendary figures in avant-garde cinema. In addition to our vanguard screenings, exciting interactive installations, and infamous parties, MIX NYC also provides year-round community screenings, a summer media workshop for queer youth, film preservation projects, and the groundbreaking ACT UP Oral History Project, documenting how collective action transformed AIDS activism, queer identity and health care in America. MIXploratorium is an idea lab for artists and performers in the MIX orbit.