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creative reuse through recombination

Opens 7:00 p.m., Friday, May 7th, 2010

With upcycled and handmade performances by
Bora Yoon
Ranjit Bhatnagar and the Glass Bees
Tom Vanderwall

Map to Devotion Gallery
54 Maujer Street
(L to Lorimer or G to Metropolitan)

[size=8]NEW YORK[/size] - 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. The exhibition 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.

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[size=5]-> [/size] Marie@AnalogousProjects.org