"Physical Center" is a one-night exhibition, video screening, and performance event at the Convent of Saint Cecilia in Brooklyn, NY; a tactile soirée featuring both local and international artists, performers, and musicians. Physical Center will be a celebration of material existence, and a showcase for emerging talent in the arts.
The event will showcase performances, videos and installations that promote new images of physicality, engaging and responding to the contemporary contexts that frame material being. 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.
Physical Center: Brooklyn 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.
Physical Center: Brooklyn is organized by a panel of curators and artists consisting of, Amanda Schmitt, Allison Wall, Bryan Norvelle, Juliana Cerqueira Leite, and Rachel Rosen. Suggested donation at the door for this event will be $10 with a free beer. All funds will go towards flying three Brooklyn-based artists to London to perform at Physical Center: London in early 2011.
An after-party will be held within walking distance, at a location to be announced at “Phyiscal Center” exhibition. Doors at 10pm, admission free with bracelet from exhibition at Convent of Saint Cecilia. The party will be hosted by SheDick, with music curated by the ladies of Hotel Motel: DJs Lauren Flax, Lauren Dillard, and Luiza Sá (CSS) spinning hourly sets of electro, pop and classic dancing tunes!
The Convent of Saint Cecilia is located in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York at 21 Monitor Street, between Herbert and Richardson streets. Subway: G to Nassau Avenue or L to Graham Avenue.