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TO THE STARS ON THE WINGS OF AN EEL
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June 29th, 2012 - July 7th, 2012
Opening: 
June 29th, 2012 7:00 PM - 11:59 PM
 
TO THE STARS ON THE WINGS OF AN EEL, Serban IonescuSerban Ionescu,
TO THE STARS ON THE WINGS OF AN EEL
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TO THE STARS ON THE WINGS OF AN EEL

Throughout its history the Gowanus has inspired both utopian dreams and dystopian nightmares. The past four-hundred years have witnessed the site’s transformation from a fertile series of tidal wetlands to one of the busiest industrial waterways in the United States. The canal, once a source for sustenance and hope, is today tainted by a notorious legacy of pollution and decay. Yet recent activity in the area suggests rejuvenation is at hand.

TO THE STARS ON THE WINGS OF AN EEL offers a chance to explore the urban unconscious of the Gowanus, to reimagine the past, decipher the present, and envision possible futures. Artists working in the neighborhood––some long-time fixtures, others recent arrivals––are breathing new life into a once stagnant and decaying quarter.

Join us as we transform the Gowanus Ballroom, itself a former steel mill dating to the nineteenth century, re-mapping psychogeographies and investigating mysteries of the canal and surrounding areas. By exploring real and imagined tales of the past, we pursue today’s dreams and become the myth-makers of tomorrow.

Featuring:

Kiki Smith

Tom Otterness

Swoon

Duke Riley

Miru Kim

Dustin Yellin

Ray Smith

Rachel Levitsky

Eric Fertman

Jeanne Liotta

Ron Gorchov

Leonidas Chalepas

Gerri Davis

Jonah Emerson-Bell & Rainger Pinney

Serban Ionescu

Vahakn Arslanian

Integrated Visions Productions

Brooke Grant

The Office of Recuperative Strategies

Josh Young

Danielle Willems & Ezio Blasetti

Curtis Hamilton

Ethan Spigland

Jeff Wasson

Francisca Benitez

Colin Kilian

Simonetta Moro

Lou Wright

Carlos Little

Kim Reinhardt

Anthony Titus

Andrew Beccone

The Reanimation Library

Sayler / Morris with Evan Paschke

Narek Gevorgian

Matthew William Robinson

George Sferra

Serra Victoria Bothwell Fels

The Objectionists

and many more

 

Performances by:

Matthew Silver: the Great Performer

Moon Hooch

Hungry March Band

Amour Obscur

Apocalypse Five and Dime

Consumata

Mike Haar

Will McEvoy

Viva Le Vox

The Pendulum Swings

Mikey IQ Jones

Clydesdale Erotic

The Big Ship

and many more

 

Exhibition Schedule:

Friday, June 29th – Opening 7pm–1am, $10 after 9pm

Saturday, June 30th 3pm–1am, $10 after 9pm

Sunday, June 1st – Celebration of Independence BBQ, cocktails and outdoor entertainment Noon–6pm

Friday, July 6th 7pm–1am, $10 after 9pm

Saturday, July 7th 3pm–1am, $10 after 9pm

Performance schedule to be announced.

To the Stars on the Wings of an Eel is curated by Serban Ionescu, Ethan Spigland, George Sferra, and Josh Young, and is made possible in part by Gowanus Ballroom, Serett Metal Works, The Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at Parsons The New School for Design, The Canary Project, Proteus Gowanus, The Reanimation Library, Magnan Metz Gallery, Dustin Yellin Studio, and Ray Smith Studio.


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