26
Aug 11

PUBLIC SUMMER wrap-up: closing event canceled due to hurricane

It has been a rainy but excellent Public Summer 2011 at Industry City. Due to the oncoming hurricane Irene, the final closing event this weekend is canceled. There will be no postponement.

In lieu of a closing event, please find this summary below!

Starting with the open charrette June 11, a stellar jury including Vito Acconci (Acconci Studio), K8 Hardy, Mitchell Joachim (TerraForm), Olympia Kazi (Van Alen), and Ada Tolla (LOT-EK) selected the winning design by CO.

Public summer opened with CO’s installation July 17th with music by DJ Stylus.


Following a number of Sunday rainstorms, both real and forecasted, Gia Wolff and a team of resident designers at Industry City produced Portaali, a 2nd Public Summer installation that opened with the PERFORMANCY FORUM XV on August 21.


The closing event this weekend was slated to feature Kaloyan Ivanov performing “I Will Not Remember You When I Am Dead,” Eliza Fernand enacting Quilt Stories, an interactive installation, and Shinkoyo presenting: SOUNDCORRIDORS.

SUPERFRONT’s Public Summer program is enabled by generous donations from Thomas Calamari, Margit Detweiler, Mark Gardner, Rodney Gardner, Brian Towles, and the SUPERFRONT Board of Directors, as well as funding from the Brooklyn Arts Council, materials from Materials for the Arts, and support from Industry City.

SUPERFRONT thanks everyone who has made this year’s Public Summer possible – all charrette participants, construction volunteers, artists, performers, designers, donors, interns, attenders, DJ, and sponsors. THANK YOU.

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16
Jul 11

Public Summer open through August 28th

PUBLIC SUMMER BK opened with architectural duo CO’s outdoor installation Sunday 7/17 w/ DJ Stylus at 3pm. Sponsored by Izze Natural Soda .

Located between two warehouse buildings, the festive outdoor space designed by CO will host public art and performance every Sunday from July 23rd through August 28th.

Location : Sunset Park, Brooklyn
2nd Avenue between 35th and 36th Streets
accessible from 2nd Avenue, west of the BQE.

Schedule (subject to change – please check this webpage the week before each event for exact hours):

August 7 – CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER – Kaloyan Ivanov – POSTPONED
performance “I Will Not Remember You When I Am Dead”

August 14 – Shinkoyo – 1pm-6pm
Shinkoyo presents: SOUNDCORRIDORS – POSTPONED

August 21 – Panoply Performance Laboratory and Gia Wolff – 4pm-9pm
Panoply Performance Laboratory presents PERFORMANCY FORUM XV and
Gia Wolff in collaboration with Ethan Eunson-Conn presents Portaali, a site specific installation

August 28 – Closing event. Shinkoyo presents: SOUNDCORRIDORS. Plus artists Kaloyan Ivanov and Eliza Fernand, guitarist Pete Konikowski – 1pm-6pm
Kaloyan Ivanov performs “I Will Not Remember You When I Am Dead.” Eliza Fernand enacts Quilt Stories, an interactive installation. Pete Konikowski plays acoustic guitar. Shinkoyo presents: SOUNDCORRIDORS. Closing Event!

SUPERFRONT’s Public Summer program is enabled by generous donations from Thomas Calamari, Margit Detweiler, Mark Gardner, Rodney Gardner, Brian Towles, and the SUPERFRONT Board of Directors, as well as funding from the Brooklyn Arts Council, materials from Materials for the Arts, and support from Industry City.

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07
Jul 11

Public Summer construction underway

Construction is underway for architectural duo CO’s winning pavilion for the SUPERFRONT Public Summer program. It is located in Industry City of Sunset Park, between two warehouse buildings. From July 23rd through August 28th, the space will host local performance groups, non-profits, community groups, and individual artists interested in using a semi-outdoor space for weekend performances. A private preview for construction volunteers, project partners, supporters, and Industry City resident artists and businesses will take place Sunday July 17th.

It’s not too late to get involved. Volunteers are still welcome to help build during the next two weekends July 9&10 and Saturday July 16. Please email jessica@superfront.org with your interest in joining this volunteer construction team and availability.

Donations to reach the remaining $1,000 of the summer project budget are welcome. $250 and above will be acknowledged as exhibit sponsors.

ARTISTS + PERFORMERS -> Please see submission guidelines here to find out how to bring your public art to this space.

Location : Sunset Park, Brooklyn
2nd Avenue between 35th and 36th Streets

All images by CO (Christina Ciardullo and Naomi Ocko). Public Summer is enabled by Brooklyn Arts Council and Materials for the Arts and sited at Industry City, with generous support from the SUPERFRONT Board of Directors and individual donors Margit Detweiler, Rodney Gardner, and Brian Towles.

 

 

 

 

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