Flux Factory (39-31 29th St., Queens)
Collaborative Means brings together a series of artists working both collaboratively and collectively, and who rely on cooperative strategies for the realization of ambitious projects. The included artists have practices that exist on the streets of densely populated cities, on Twitter, on boats, at factory parties, in video works and films, and in a variety of academic, DIY, and artistic institutions.
Viewers can expect to be a part of a reality show sermon, see collectively-produced video works and performance documentation from Flux Factory, learn about a combine that makes mechanical mischief machines, and much more. Despite the diversity of the projects and practices presented, they share a common thread: they could not exist without exchanges between individuals. A celebration of those who have abandoned or expanded traditional alone-in-the-studio artist practices, Collaborative Means presents talks, screenings, and live performances by collectives, artists, and cultural producers steeped in participatory practices and collaborations. Including Man Bartlett, Genevieve Belleveau aka gorgeousTaps, Flux Factory, Jaime Iglehart, Madagascar Institute, Oleg Mavromati and Boryana Rossa, Jeff Stark, and Angela Washko.