SECOND SUNDAYS is a monthly series of open studios, live music, and site-specific interventions presented by Pioneer Works the second Sunday of every month. The series showcases artists in residence along with musical performances and DJs, curated by Olivier Conan.
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Z by Robyn Renee Hasty
Z Robyn Renee Hasty presents a new series of glass plate portraits created during her year long residency at Pioneer Works. Working with transgender, cisgender and a spectrum of genderqueer and gender non-confirming individuals, Z is collection of images that challenges our expectations of how gender is expressed, embodied and perceived.
NOMAD NO-MAD by Hyon Gyon
Hyon Gyon’s No-Mad Nomad brings together a grouping of the Korean artist’s large-scale canvases. Appropriating finely-shredded cloth, fabric scraps, wax, and other objects – such as shards of glass and fur forming snarled teeth– many of Gyon’s paintings depict a fearsome Korean shaman, while others more abstractly evoke a kind of existential, debris-ridden dread. One work features a vortex of childhood playthings; flattened stuffed animals revolve around a pseudo-face of sticky gold leaf, while a cheap, plastic doll is attached to the painting – rather brusquely – by its head, limbs hanging limply in the air. Both frightening and funny, Gyon’s work looms existentially in No-Mad Nomad, vacillating between representation and abstraction, the mystical and the everyday.
FROM WALDEN TO SPACE CHAPTER II/ THE HUT, 2015 by Stéphane Thidet
This project stages the collision between the book Walden or life in the Woods by Henry David Thoreau (1854) and the mission Mercury Seven (1958) sending men to space. It is a polymorphic work, with several chapters, evoking the questions of autonomy, isolation, solitude, but also contemplation and enlarged perspectives through music and live performance with modular synthesizers ( Ciat-Lombarde, Grendel Drone Commander…).
OUTPOST by Paul Jacobsen
Artist Paul Jacobsen was born in Denver in 1976. He grew up in family of artists in a small mountain town in Colorado and moving to Brooklyn at a young age he has split his time between the two ever since. Forgoing a formal art degree Jacobsen has taken classes in Florence at Lorenzo De Medici Instituto de Arte, studied privately with acclaimed realist still life painter Daniel Sprick and worked for Artists such a Jeff Koons and Rudolf Stingel. Typically working with traditional mediums such as oil paint and charcoal, Jacobsen investigates the intersection of civilization and technology. His works have been exhibited at MASS MoCA and the Aspen Art Museum, among other institutions. Jacobsen lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
MOUNTAIN WHEN MOUNTAIN by Adriana Atema
Adriana Atema makes paintings and immersive installations exploring interconnectivity, contagious behaviour, perception and story. Mountain peaks, black holes, valleys and volcanic eruptions mimic and deviate from the expressions of the human body. A pendulum swings and points to its opposite: flat matte colors and symbolic forms accentuate a chaos that necessitates navigation. Atema paints maps of awareness of body, psyche and space.
Carmen Bouyer, Clara Claus, Clocktower Radio, Hyon Gyon, Robyn Hasty, Joséphine Kaeppelin, Nanotronics Imaging, Paul Korzan, Janna Levin, Ido Michaeli, Azikiwe Mohammed, Jesse Moretti, Chris Woebken, and Mathilde Roussel
LOCAL ORGANIC MARKET
A Red Hook Community Farm pop-up market with fresh seasonal vegetables and herbs.
La Newyorkina will be selling paletas, Mexican ice pops, in the garden throughout the evening. All products are handmade from scratch in small batches, using the locally sourced ingredients. La Newyorkina donates a portion of their sales to Crea, an organization that helps generate employment opportunities in Mexico for low-income women.
RUMKALA MALANTARA 4-9pm
Clocktower artists-in-residence Nathan Cearley and Erica Bradbury of Long Distance Poison present an A/V performance that reorients time perceptions in an interplay of modular snyth, analog experiments, pseudo random and intuitive methods, and chaos. The performance takes place at Pioneer Works’ recording studio, housed in a shipping container in the garden. Throughout the evening, the pair host experimental candle and incense workshops. Observe their process and ask questions, dip your own candle, and experiment with your own time.
In Shape Dance, the intention of the choreography is to search for arrested movement in the shapes of the dancer’s body as opposed to prioritizing movement. With this intention, the whole of the dance can be singularly grasped by the eye and mind.
Shape Dance is choreographed by Brittany Bailey and premiered June 19th, 2015 at The Kennedy Center in Washington DC.
BULLA EN EL BARRIO 6:30pm
Led by Barranquilla native Carolina Oliveros, the drummers and singers of Bulla en el Barrio explore new and classic Bailes Cantados of Bullerengue. Bullerengue originated on the Carribean Colombian coast of Colombia. The music has deep African roots, it consists mostly of drummers and female singers and posesses a mesmerizing, trance-like quality.
Carolina Oliveros belongs to a younger generation of cantadoras who have a deep connection to the tradition but have also been influences by all the music they were exposed to growing up: classical music, rock and cumbia among others. The group will be paying homage to lesser known cantadoras and cantadores from Uraba – region of Colombia located between Antioquia, Choco and Cordoba. Featuring songs by Eustiquia Amaranto (Turbo), Darlina Saenz (Necocli), Ana Garces (Necocli), Eloisa Garces (Necocli), Eulalia Gonzales (Maria La Baja), Pabla Florez (Maria La Baja), and Sabina Escudero
SUPERMAMBO A Vibes Tribute to TITO PUENTE 8:00pm
Mambo King and timbalero extraordinaire Tito Puente was also an accomplished vibraphone player. The instrument was prominently featured on his early mambo recordings. Grammy-nominated Felipe Fournier is a percussionist and vibes player from Costa Rica who plays with Ruben Blades and classic salsa outfit Our Latin Thing. He has assembled a group of musicians who have collectively played with some of the greatest Latin musicians – Eddie Palmieri, Willie Colon as well as the late Tito Puente himself.