Saturday, January 16 & Sunday, January 17: Chance Ecologies Walks, Talks & Screenings

    Date: 01/16/2016 - 01/17/2016

    Time: All Day

    Price: Free

    January 16th: 2:30 pm – 4 pm: Endangered Surfaces Walk to Hunter’s Point South – an experimental walk by Christopher Kennedy and Ellie Irons. Tracing the border of Hunter’s Point South, this participatory walk will explore the remains, edges, and overlaps of the myriad surfaces that covered the land before development began last September. (Departing from Radiator Arts at 2:30, please dress for cold weather!) 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm: Screening of “For the Birds” – a series of site-specific video works by Joianne Bittle, followed by a discussion of the selected texts and observations in the field with the artist. 7 pm – 8:30 pm: Archaeological Panel: “Art, Archaeology and the Curious Activity of Digging Up Nothing” – a public discussion reflecting on the experience and concepts of performing an archeological dig. Panel speakers: Matthias Neumann, artists of “Dock Street Dig” for Chance Ecologies / Scott Schwartz, archaeologist, CUNY Graduate Center / Megan Hicks, archaeologist, CUNY Graduate Center / Matthew C. Lange, artist / Jeffrey Lee Benjamin, artist and archaeologist, Columbia University Sun. January 17th: 1 pm – 2:30 pm: Curators talk and brunch, hosted by Radiator Arts. The curators of Chance Ecologies (Catherine Grau, Nathan Kensinger, and Stephen Zacks) will give a walk through of the exhibition and engage in a public discussion about the underlying themes of Chance Ecologies. 2:30 pm – 4 pm: Site and Field: Listening to Hunter’s Point South – an Electromagnetic Field Listening walk by Dylan Gauthier. (Departing from Radiator Arts at 2:30, please dress for cold weather!) 4 pm – 4:30 pm: Ceremonial Score – For Grieving the Loss of a Wild Landscape, a participatory performative ritual developed by Allison Danielle Behrstock in collaboration with and facilitated by Catherine Grau. (Location: please meet at the corner of 2nd Street and 54th Ave. Please dress for cold weather and unsteady terrain – the ritual will take place on the Hunter’s Point South site.) 4:54 pm: The Rotation of the Earth presents the Sunset – a brief experimental sunset viewing by Dillon de Give. Please feel free to pick up a poster listing the exact times of the sunset for the duration of the Chance Ecologies exhibit at Radiator Arts. (Location: LIC East River Ferry terminal, Hunter’s Point South.)

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