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SPECULATIVE DEMOFORMANCES


Dates:
Sat Jun 30, 2012 12:00 - Sat Jun 30, 2012

Location:
Brooklyn, New York
United States of America

Collaborative Photo and Video Workshop!

SPECULATIVE DEMOFORMANCES
with Torsten Zenas Burns & Darrin Martin

June 30th and July 1, 2012
$75 general | $60 for DAC Members (price includes book!)

LEARN THE SECRETS OF GROUP SCI-FI EVENT / BOOK / VIDEO / IMPROVISATORY PRODUCTION!

Join video & performance artists Torsten Zenas Burns & Darrin Martin for a two-day workshop culminating in an omnibus collaborative print-on-demand book, video work and public screening! Inspired by Burns & Martin’s exhibitions at DAC: WHAT-IF? & DEMOFORMANCES, participants will spend a Saturday afternoon collaboratively producing a set, improvising characters and scenes, shooting video and taking digital pictures of the preceding events, chaos and all! Various speculative themes including Cos-play role playing, Post-Human fictions, Re-imagined body, and Humor!

On Sunday, the group will reunite to share their recorded media and work with Burns & Martin to create images for their own pages in the book! Finally, at a date to be set, the group will convene yet again for a public screening of their individually produced works at Dumbo Arts Center and an on-line video channel!

Schedule
* Saturday, June 30, 12-3 PM: Improvisational video shoot using a variety of low & high tech digital cameras. Participants should bring various props both inorganic & organic, costume elements, change of clothes etc. No experience necessary.

* Sunday, July 1: Â 12-3 PM: Participants will create images from their shot footage with a variety of software for online uploading to a collaborative online BLURB book.

* ONGOING: Video pieces will be created by participants and uploaded to a special DAC Vimeo channel and a screening will be scheduled!

A sample of Torsten Zenas Burns & Darrin Martin Collaborative Books:
http://www.blurb.com/user/store/android

A sample of Torsten Zenas Burns & Darrin Martin Collaborative Videos:
http://vimeo.com/holyokeresearch/videos


EVENT

Torsten Zenas Burns DEMOFORMANCES: YELLOW(MOBILERS)


Dates:
Thu Jun 07, 2012 18:00 - Sun Jul 29, 2012

Location:
Brooklyn, New York
United States of America

Opening Reception: Thursday, June 7, 6 - 9 PM, part of the Dumbo First Thursday Gallery Night

Neither easy to categorize nor to comprehend, Burns' work plumbs the recent cultural unconscious to address our anxieties of mortality and the potential for extending our Post-human life(form)s. He does this through the tropes of survivalism, re-imagined choreography, speculative fiction and collaborative relations.


EVENT

"What If? In The Days When The Tiger Smoked" with Torsten Zenas Burns & Darrin Martin


Dates:
Thu Jun 07, 2012 18:00 - Sun Jul 29, 2012

Location:
Brooklyn, New York
United States of America

Opening Reception: Thursday, June 7, 6 - 9 PM, part of the Dumbo First Thursday Gallery Night

Burns and Martin's project explores a four-way union of real-world artists Orlan and Stelarc and fictional comic-book superheroes The Scarlet Witch and The Vision. Each of these characters symbolizes transmutation and the ability to cross boundaries, be they biological, mechanical or cultural. The exhibition will take the form of photographs, graphic works, videos and and interactive sculpture that allows a viewer to be situated in the story.


EVENT

WORKSHOP: Songwriting for Artists with Eric Lindley


Dates:
Wed Feb 29, 2012 19:00 - Wed Feb 29, 2012

Location:
Brooklyn, New York
United States of America

Wednesday, February 29, 7 PM.
Course Fee: $15 | $12 for DAC Members

**Please register in advance here or by calling 718-694-0831
or by visiting: http://www.dumboartscenter.org/SongWriting.html

Workshop takes place at 111 Front Street, Ste. 212, Brooklyn, NY

This workshop will explore songwriting through an artistic lens for people with a broad range of musical background, from people who have never picked up an instrument, to those who have been playing for years. Basic and essential ideas such as melody, harmony, rhythm, lyrics and song structure will be discussed in terms as they relate to the bigger ideas in songs, and how they fit in to larger musical landscapes.


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WORKSHOP: Introduction to Ikebana: The Art of Japanese Flower Arrangement


Dates:
Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:00 - Sun Feb 26, 2012

Location:
Brooklyn, New York
United States of America

Sunday, February 26, 10 AM.

Course Fee: $85 | $80 for DAC Members
(includes $40 materials fee)

**Please register in advance by calling 718-694-0831 or by visiting http://www.dumboartscenter.org/Ikebana.html

Workshop takes place at 111 Front Street, Ste. 212, Brooklyn, NY

Chase away the winter grays and learn the basics of Ikebana from artists Lily Pu and E. Maye Smith-Beauchamp in this 2.5 hour workshop. Ikebana is the Japanese art of flower arrangement. In Ikebana, the whole of the flower is considered (blooms, leaves and stems) in union with the environment. Emphasizing line, shape and form, Ikebana is a minimal, asymmetrical style of flower arrangement.This class is presented in conjunction with Aeron Bergman and Alejandra Salinas' exhibition at DAC. Lily Pu created a live Ikebana performance as part of the opening reception.