Physical Center: Brooklyn Exhibition and performances: 6pm-11pm Curated by: Juliana Cerqueira Leite, Bryan Norvelle, Alison Wall, Rachel Rosen, and Amanda Schmitt
“Physical Center” is a one-night exhibition, video screening, and performance event at the Convent of Saint Cecilia in Williamsburg, Brooklyn; a tactile soirée featuring both local and international artists, performers, and musicians. The works in this exhibition seek to challenge the viewers’ minds and bodies with visual, tactile, and aural sensory experiences that undermine purely conceptual readings.
The event is an opportunity to bring together emerging Brooklyn and London-based video and installation artists. The event will act as a fundraiser for “Physical Center: London”, a two-month series of performance art, video art, photography and sculpture that will take place between January and February 2011 at artist Yinka Shonibare’s warehouse, Guest Projects, in Hackney, London. Our Brooklyn edition’s after-party, with DJ sets from Luiza Sá of Brazilian pop group CSS and DJ Lauren Flax, aims to raise funds for flying two Brooklyn-based performance artists to London. This is a unique opportunity for these two artists to take part in a not-for-profit international exchange and perform in London.
There will be a main exhibition, several scheduled as well as durational performances, three installations, and a 90 minute, looping video screening.