PERFORMANCE ART’S DOPPELGANGERS, POPULIST ROOTS, AND SHADOW SELVES

8pm
Saturday, January 15, 2011

The conceptual, non-object-based side of performance art comes into collision and conflict with its popular, folk, and spiritual sides in this evening of performances by artists influenced by and working with the aesthetics, structures, and
intentions of performance art’s rooted forms. A certain type of
subversion exists in this work, especially in its relationship with performance art’s doppelgangers, burlesque and cabaret. Confronted with the conceptual, durational, and political sides of performance art, these artists use subjective and aesthetic experience to create hybrid work.

FEATURING:
Ivy Castellanos
Joseph Keckler
Anya Liftig
Kikuko Tanaka
Alison Ward
Sanda Weigl
BYOB (we have cups only)

Surreal Estate
15 Thames (between Morgan and Bogart, two blocks from the Morgan “L” stop)
Brooklyn, NY

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New Years Event at Surreal Estate!

 

Surreal Estate takes you Uptown, Downtown, and to Brooklyn all in one night for three scenes you’d otherwise have to choose between!

Friday December 31st, 2010
6pm-4am
18+ with valid photo I.D.

GET INTO THE GROOVE
“Downtown”
**with DJs Chenzo and P-Funk
spinning house, disco, and electro for
the NYC Jacks 8 House Dance Finals!
http://www.playitloudnyc.com
Party down with NYC’s best house dancers
competing for a $200 Prize,

OR TAKE A SHORT FLIGHT OF STAIRS

“Uptown”
to pay homage to the home turf of NYC hip hop,
win another $200 prize for best MC,
and dance the night away to reggae and old skool tunes that
bring in the new year with funk and flair.
** DJ DP-One http://myspace.com/dponeta
Featuring late night “global groove” set by
**DJ Poodlecannon of Mehanata Bulgarian Bar
http://www.myspace.com/djpoodlecannon

MEANWHILE,

“The Brooklyn Room”
does it DIY the way you like it, as
the best unknown and emerging bands get the gig of their lifetimes and the chance to play for YOU over an epic sound system created especially for the space by
those wizards of woof and tyrants of tweet, Industrial Bass and Boom.
**High Teen Boogie
ALL FEMALE, ALL Japanese, rock band – Together since 1997!
http://www.myspace.com/highteenboogienyc
**Bangladeafy!
Bangladeshi duo who’ll max out your ear with drum and bass madness. A Surreal Estate favorite : )
http://www.myspace.com/bangladeafy

**more TBA

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December 4: exhibition of sound and music artists

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FOUND exhibition as part of the BETA Spaces festival

FOUND: FREE MATERIALS AND POST-CONSUMER ART
Surreal Estate / 15 Thames Street
An exhibition of art that can’t be purchased, made without the purchase of materials.

Part of the Bushwick Exhibition Triangle of Alternative Spaces (BETA Spaces) Festival

Sunday, November 12, 1pm-8pm

Chin Chih Yang
Carrie Mae Rose
Lucy Valkury
Samwell Freeman

Carrie Mae Rose

Samwell Freeman

Lucy Piccochi

Chin Chih Yang

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The Day the Music Undied!

The Day The Music Undied
an Undead Halloween @ Surreal Estate NYC
18+ with Valid Photo I.D. to enter

…The 1st Floor:

“Necromance Your Pants!!”

“The Paradise Garage”, presented by PLAY IT LOUD!
New York’s Legendary Underground Disco is back from the dead as we celebrate the PLAY IT LOUD! 2nd anniversary. Get Down On It.

Resident DJs:
Darshan Jesrani (Metro Area)
Doug Gomez (Drrtyhaze)
Son of Sound (Native Underground / Speak Recordings)

Sound Powered By Renegade Project
www.myspace.com/renegadeproject

The 2nd Floor:
A resurrected Mudd Club, straight from 1982 to you. Dance your partner into an open grave and you will find that eternity feels like the single best night of your past life.
DJ Sabine (afropop, funk)
DJ Ali Coleman
DJ David Powers

The 13th Floor:
CBGB has only been dead a few years now, so the corpse of punk and new wave is still freshly rotting. We will cure its rigor mortise by the lighting shock of our Industrial Bass & Boom in-house sound system. Our favorite local bands will be under a necromantic spell for the evening, as they channel ’77 and ’83. Vicious!

Featuring:
Friends
http://www.myspace.com/friendsband
MISFitCHris
http://www.myspace.com/misfitchrismuzik
Ghosthole (All Female Cramps Cover Band)
&
Baby Birds Don’t Drink Milk
http://www.myspace.com/babybirdsdontdrinkmilk

And More TBA

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PERFORMANCY FORUM VI

Please join us on Friday, October 8 at 8pm as we explore intersections in contemporary performance practices, facilitate informal peer feedback on works in progress, and work to create a community of conscious, post-product-based working artists.

October features the work of women artists:

Heidi Lauren Duke (http://www.heidilaurenduke.com/)
Anya Liftig (http://www.anyaliftig.com/)
Mariana Valencia (http://rhinocerosevent.blogspot.com/)
MR Daniel (http://www.myspace.com/soundsofmrdaniel)
post (http://postworking.blogspot.com/2009/05/about.html)

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A RANT: Book Launch and Video Marathon

An Extravagant Expression of Poetry Et cetera..Surreal Estate on Saturday, 2:30 – 7:30 PM “I hope my Corpse gives you the Plague” by Adam Engle, collection of Essays from the W. Bush years, Book launch & reading.

&
MARATHON, 5 hours, 9/11 memorial Video review.
rare public showing of political Video: some of the “Mash – up” genre and others

Everything is going to come together on this great day. Surreal Estate will inaugurate its “9/11 annual Video memorial” and this will be the first. Do not wait ’til next year. Uncover the political secrets which have shaped our world. Enjoy the convivial atmosphere in our foyer, rest stop area, and just take in as much reality as you can.

Thanks for reading,
the crew @ Surreal Estate.
Surreal Estate: “L” Train to Morgan, Bogart exit, 2 Blocks down Thames, #15

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