creative reuse of refuse through recombination
NEW YORK -- Analogous Projects is pleased to present ScrapCycle(reUSE/reCOMBINE), a group show opening at 7:00 p.m. on May 7th at Devotion Gallery in Williamsburg, with works by Aricoco (Ari Tabei), Katherine Liberovskaya + o.blaat (Keiko Uenishi), LoVid (Kyle Lapidus + Tali Hinkis), Philip Galanter, Phillip Stearns, Pollie Barden, Ranjit Bhatnagar, Torino:Margolis (Jenny Torino + Ben Margolis).
ScrapCycle is an ongoing project devoted to the creative reuse of refuse. This annual one-night event has been reinterpreted as a group exhibition, ScrapCycle(reUSE/reCOMBINE). In addition to featuring upcycled artworks and performances, workshops will take place throughout the month in order to underscore the participatory nature of the ScrapCycle series.
All events require a piece of refuse for reuse as the price of admission. Materials are used for on-site installations, directed toward local upcycling artists, or repurposed as holiday gift wrap. These action-based economic and environmental aspects of ScrapCycle refer to the act of reuse as requiring us to approach everyday decisions from a use-value perspective, which is in opposition to our collective exchange-value upbringing.
ScrapCycle places an exchange-value on upcycled and reused materials, in order to probe the environmental effects of economic perspective. By presenting concrete implementations of reuse and recombination, ScrapCycle(reUSE/reCOMBINE) serves to liken the small pervasive effects of social sculpture, environmental activism, and economic perspective to a fine-tuning of interdependent parameters with global results. ScrapCycle(reUSE/reCOMBINE) references complexity science as it relates to political economy, ecology, and methods of reuse and recombination (i.e., small-world networks, social systems theory, ecological systems theory, evolutionary computation, genetic algorithms, neural networking).
ScrapCycle(reUSE/reCOMBINE) opens at 7:00 p.m. on May 7th at Devotion Gallery (54 Maujer Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11206) with performances by Bora Yoon, Ranjit Bhatnagar and the Glass Bees, and Tom Vanderwall. Admission is a used water bottle for reuse, and is open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
EXHIBITION: Opens 7:00 p.m., Friday, May 7th, 2010. Through Sunday, May 30th.
LOCATION: Devotion Gallery at 54 Maujer Street in Williamsburg. L to Lorimer, G to Metropolitan.
OPENING FLYER: http://www.AnalogousProjects.org/storage/ScrapCycleReuseRecombine.jpg
PRESS RELEASE: http://www.AnalogousProjects.org/storage/scrapcycle-PressRelease.pdf
MEDIA RELEASE: http://www.AnalogousProjects.org/storage/scrapcycle-MediaRelease.pdf
FULL PRESS KIT: http://www.AnalogousProjects.org/storage/ScrapCyclePressKit.zip
CONTACT: Marie Evelyn at Marie@AnalogousProjects.org
(All events charge a piece of refuse for reuse as the price of admission.)
Friday May 7th (Exhibition Opening)
7:00 p.m. - Doors
8:00 p.m. - Ranjit Bhatnagar and the Glass Bees (Performance)
8:45 p.m. - Tom Vanderwall (Performance)
9:30 p.m. - Bora Yoon (Performance)
Sunday May 16th and Tuesday May 18th - Thursday May 20th
1:00-6:00 p.m. LandFilles Build (Collaborative Build with the Artists)
Friday May 21st
7:00 p.m. - Doors
8:00 p.m. - Katherine Liberskovaya + o.blaat (Performance)
8:45 p.m. - Katherine Liberskovaya + o.blaat (Performance)
9:30 p.m. - Katherine Liberskovaya + o.blaat (Performance)
Saturday May 22nd: Kids Workshops, Lecture and Tasting, Tutorial and Demo, Performance
11:00 a.m. - Repurposed Planters (Kids Workshop with Pollie Barden, Ages 5-9)
2:00 p.m. - Upcycled Gaming (Kids Workshop with Pollie Barden, Ages 10+)
6:00 p.m. - Questionable Edibles (Lecture and Tasting by Jenny Torino)
7:30 p.m. - Break Breadboards (Tutorial and Demonstration by Phillip Stearns)
9:00 p.m. - Torino:Margolis (Performance)
9:45 p.m. - Gunung Sari (Performance)