Sunday, March 11th: Opening Reception for ‘Battle Pass: An Interdisciplinary Homage to the Revolutionary Battle of Brooklyn’

Battle Pass: An Interdisciplinary Homage to the Revolutionary Battle of Brooklyn
GRIDSPACE (112 Rogers Ave., Brooklyn)
5:30pm
Free

On display 24 hours a day through March 31st

The reception will include:
A cockade-making workshop with Robyn Love
A Battle Pass performance by Paul Benney

Proteus Gowanus is pleased to announce the first in a series of public installations, workshops and performances paying homage to the Revolutionary Battle of Brooklyn at selected battle sites throughout Brooklyn. A collaborative group of artists, writers, historians and urban planners will draw parallels between past and present as they explore the complexity and devastation of war. The project marks an early start on our next theme year: BATTLE.

The first, biggest and arguably most important battle of the Revolutionary War is sometimes forgotten in the very neighborhoods where it occurred; the fields and marshes of 1776 are now a post-industrial urban landscape that includes a Federal Superfund site. Battle Pass: Revolution I at Gridspace is located several hundred feet from Bedford Pass, once a rocky outcropping that played a decisive role in the Battle of Brooklyn.