i am a co-founder and co-director of collective: unconscious, an artist-run multi media art space and production facility that has just moved into nyc/usa/tribeca, to hopefully engage in ther heretofore rather obscure task of the de-gentrification of a neighborhood in new york city.
at this point, the best way that many of the prolific members of the experimental art/media/theater community can help us is through doing a show/event at collective: unconscious. our carrying expenses are 7000 dollars a month, and we need to have a full schedule of weird, strange, shocking, experimental, original stuff going on in our space to keep us from economically crashing and burning in short order
we have karen finley http://www.karenfinley.org/ doing a run of shows in september and october, which means sizable audiences to glean for a whole slew of open 10pm slots.
a partial and by no means exhaustive pitch for our new facility:
air conditioning that actually works
a dsl line useful for webcasting, along with possible access to a t-1
a no smoking space that doesn't leave you smelling
smoky on your way out
much more noise insulation from the street than our old space
a collective of artist administrators that have busted their asses without pay for many months to keep our ongoing institutional experiment alive- we need help
the only space of its kind left in lower manhattan, in a sea of starbucked duane readed name branded cultural garbage, a barnacle of freakdom that you can help keep alive in the trying months ahead
come by any of our bookings meetings any sunday at 6pm at 279 church st., nyc, usa, and/or email firstname.lastname@example.org. speak to gecko or myself
we are inviting both local artists and international artists seeking to do shows/events in new york city at low cost. we want engaging original work that may not be as established as the work presented by other experimental art spaces in nyc such as the kitchen or ps122.
if you don't know about our space and you are interested in booking an event with us, check out our website http://www.weird.org
to find out about work we'e produced and presented, goto: http://www.weird.org/what_we_have_done/