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Heed the Machine, Illustrious

Saint Cecilia's Convent
21 Monitor Street
April 15 - April 18, 2010
Reception: Thursday, April 15, 7 - 11 PM
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Art, music and site-specific installations in a defunct nunnery. Artists and performers include Chad Stayrook, Ethan Greenbaum, Roddy Schrock, Deric Carner, Yuka Otani, M.A.Y.O., Low Culture Symphony and a reading of Bataille’s ‘My Mother’.

Opening Reception: Thursday, April 15, 7-11PM Performances: 8PM

21 Monitor Street, Brooklyn, NY L train to Graham Ave G train to Nassau Ave

Open Hours: Friday, April 16-Sunday, April 18, 12-7PM


Low Culture Symphony A movement and sound-based performance exploring taboo, violence and spirituality in pop culture. Directed by Allie Avital Tsypin with music by Elias Ravin. Performers: Karesia Batan, Anna Brown Massey, Gabrielle Herbst, Annette Herwander, Emmagrace Skove-Epes. Lighting by Ellis Isenberg

Clean Penny Service (CPS) is a performance duo of Lizzie Wright and Mike Smith. Established in 2009 in response to the overwhelming amount of dirty pennies in the world, their mission is to clean a dirty penny for each passerby, using “natural” methods whenever possible, free of charge.

La Llorona / Fair Margaret and Sweet William A ritualistic song / story duet by Johannah Herr and Margaret Mary Downey that weaves together the folklore of the Mexican tale of La Llorona (the weeping woman) with the ominous Appalachian ballad “Fair Margaret and Sweet William” through a typewriter duet, a circle of salt, intricate cut-paper masks and folk songs not easily forgotten.

Georges Bataille’s ‘My Mother’ A reading of the text by Maxwell Cramer, Nick Friedman, Claire Moodey, Zoe Morris, Andrea Schiavelli, and Samuel Stonefield

Clean Penny Service

PLUS music from The Dreebs, a hymn from Gabrielle Herbst, & a live DJ set.

Exhibition: Daniel Fishkin Dan Scott Goldstein David Grainger Deniz Ozuygur DREAM SHOW Elizabeth Cooper + Caleb Nussear + Brian Zegeer Emily Collins + Andrea Foti Martyna Szczesna M.A.Y.O Reineke Hollander Ryan Sarah Murphy Songyi M. Kim Sophie Grant Temitayo Ogunbiyi Visakh Menon Wigs Yuka Otani Yukiko Nakashima

Residencies: Alison Owen Caleb Engstrom Chad Stayrook Deric Carner + Roddy Schrock Eliza Swann + Kendra Urdang Ellis Isenberg Ethan Greenbaum Genevieve White Jessie Pellegrino Liz Filardi Nick Stolle Peter Owen

Performances: Allie Avital Tsypin Anna Brown Massey Annette Herwander Clean Penny Service The Dreebs Elias Ravin Emmagrace Skove-Epes Gabrielle Herbst Johannah Herr + Margaret Mary Downey Karesia Batan Maxwell Cramer + Nick Friedman + Claire Moodey + Zoe Morris + Andrea Schiavelli + Samuel Stonefield

Organized by: Allie Avital Tsypin + Clara Jo
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