January screenings, music performances, and exhibitions

January screenings, music performances, and exhibitions

e-flux / Bar Laika by e-flux

Gordon Matta-Clark, Food (still), 1972, 43 minutes. Courtesy Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York.

January 2, 2019
January screenings, music performances, and exhibitions
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Join us at Bar Laika for a series of events featuring Gordon Matta-Clark; Keren Cytter; Keith Fullerton Whitman and Daren Ho; Naeem Mohaiemen; and Shelly Silver; and at e-flux for a special program organized in parallel to the exhibition Journeys with the initiated, featuring Charlie Ahearn, Ray Marsh, and Tiona Nekkia McClodden.

Reminder that these will be the last days to see the exhibition Journeys with the initiated, on view at e-flux and Participant Inc through January 13.

We look forward to seeing you in 2019!


Bar Laika presents: Gordon-Matta Clark, Food (1972, 43 minutes)
Thursday, January 3, 6pm

Bar Laika
224 Greene Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11238

Gordon Matta-Clark’s Food documents the eponymous legendary SoHo restaurant which opened in 1971. Owned and operated by Caroline Goodden, Food was designed and built largely by Matta-Clark, who also organized art events and performances there. As a social space, meeting ground, and ongoing art project for the emergent downtown artists’ community, Food was a landmark that still resonates in the history and mythology of SoHo in the 1970s.

Journeys with the initiated continues at e-flux and Participant Inc
Wednesday, January 3–Sunday, January 13

311 E Broadway
New York, NY 10002
Hours: Tuesday–Saturday 12–6pm; open Sunday, January 13, 12–6pm

Participant Inc
253 E Houston St #1
New York, NY 10002
Hours: Wednesday–Sunday 12–7pm

Last days to see the exhibition at e-flux and Participant Inc, featuring artists Malik Gaines, Evan Ifekoya, Grada Kilomba, Tiona Nekkia McClodden, and Virginia de Medeiros; and curated by Yesomi Umolu with Katja Rivera. The contemporary works in this exhibition take their cue from the affinities, desires, misrecognitions, and projections in the work of queer German writer and self-taught ethnographer Hubert Fichte, who, between 1978 and 1980, traveled to New York to engage with a city that he perceived to be a center of Afro-diasporic culture and tradition.

Journeys with the initiated
Film program in two parts featuring Charlie Ahearn, Ray Marsh, and Tiona Nekkia McClodden
Saturday, January 12

311 E Broadway
New York, NY 10002

4pm, Part One Charlie Ahearn, The Deadly Art of Survival (1979, 75 minutes); followed by a talk with the filmmaker
6pm, Part Two Ray Marsh, Lord Shango (1975, 1h 32 minutes); followed by a talk with artist Tiona Nekkia McClodden

Join us at e-flux for a special program organized in parallel to the exhibition Journeys with then initiated, on view at e-flux and Participant Inc. The program features the screenings of Charlie Ahearn’s The Deadly Art of Survival (1979), a no-budget kung fu film set in 1978 Lower East Side, followed by a talk with the filmamker; and Ray Marsh’s Lord Shango (1975), a blaxploitation/horror film set in a Yoruba village in South Carolina, followed by a talk with artist Tiona Nekkia McClodden, whose work an offering six years a conjecture (2018) is currently on view at Participant Inc as part of Journeys with the initiated.

A.P.E Benefit Party at Bar Laika, with films by Keren Cytter
Thursday, January 10, 7pm

Bar Laika
224 Greene Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11238

A.P.E (Art Projects Era) wants to challenge the limitations of given structures. The aim of the organization is to develop projects (performances, exhibitions, printed matter, meetings) that cannot necessarily be realized within traditional institutional formats or frameworks. Join us at Bar Laika for a special benefit party in support of A.P.E. The evening will feature screenings of Keren Cytter’s Object (2016, 27 minutes) and Terrorist of Love (2016, 3 minutes), followed with sets by DJ Adrian Rew and DJs Sanna and Mamdos. Donated artworks by Sam Anderson, Trisha Baga, Nora Schultz, and Marianna Simnett will be available for purchase online. Suggested admission 10 USD.

Bar Laika presents Satellite 3: Keith Fullerton Whitman and Daren Ho
Sunday, January 13, 7pm

Bar Laika
224 Greene Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11238

A composer and performer living in Brooklyn, Keith Fullerton Whitman is currently in the process of realizing geographically and thematically relevant Live Electronic Music under the “Redactions” banner, as well as performing contemporary revisions of his classic “Generators” and “Playthroughs” frameworks. He recently performed at the GRM’s Immersion festival in Paris, Documenta 14 in Athens, The Labyrinth in Niigata, MaerzMusik’s The Long Now in Berlin, Semibreve in Braga, Send + Receive in Winnipeg, The Geometry of Now in Moscow, and the Don Buchla Memorial Concerts in San Francisco.

An experimental electronic musician based in New York, Daren Ho is a former member of the defunct band Raccoo-oo-oon in Iowa City. He has released solo music as Driphouse on lables Spectrum Spools and Root Strata, and is involved in multiple collaborations, most notably with Rene Hell as Mandelbrot & Skyy.

Satellite is a monthly experimental music series organized by Sanna Almajedi, a Brooklyn-based curator and DJ.
5 USD cover charge at the door.

Bar Laika presents: Naeem Mohaiemen, excerpt from United Red Army (The Young Man Was, Part I) (2011, 70 minutes; 30-minute excerpt)
Thursday, January 17, 9pm

Bar Laika
224 Greene Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11238

The hijacker speaks in halting English; the hostage negotiator, with the clipped confidence of an army officer. A color scheme suggests order in the exchange: green, red, and the occasional white. But underneath the schema of a dark screen—subtitle without image—an unraveling waits. The Japanese Red Army had attached to the Palestinian cause, and through that to an idea of pan-Arabism. But the high-value hostage turned out to be an Armenian banker from California. Instead of being the willing platform for ideas of “Third World revolution,” the actual Third World hit back in unexpected ways, turning the hijackers into helpless witnesses. The lead negotiator, codename Dankesu, said with baffled understatement: “I understand you have some internal problems.”

Bar Laika presents: Shelly Silver, Baby, It’s Cold Outside
Thursday, January 24, 9pm

Bar Laika
224 Greene Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11238

Join us at Bar Laika for Baby, It’s Cold Outside, an evening of shorts on sex, protuberances, and power by New York-based artist and filmmaker Shelly Silver, featuring the films Turn (2018, 3 minutes), Getting in (1989, 3 minutes), What I’m Looking For (2004/2005, 15 minutes), We (1990, 4 minutes), 1 (2001, 3:12 minutes), and The Lamps (2015, 4:14 minutes).

Stay tuned to upcoming programs on our website; or subscribe to our events mailing lists for e-flux and Bar Laika.

New on e-flux Video & Film

Journeys with the initiated with Diedrich Diederichsen, Anselm Franke, Renée Green, and Grada Kilomba; moderated by Yesomi Umolu
Panel conversation organized in parallel to the Journeys with the initiated exhibition on view at e-flux and Participant Inc (December 2, 2018–January 13, 2019).

New e-flux podcast episodes; available for listening on e-fluxiTunesSpotify, and Soundcloud

10 years of e-flux journal (parts 1 and 2)
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Jalal Toufic at e-flux, What Was I Thinking?
Recorded at the New York book launch of Jalal Toufic’s What Was I Thinking? on February 28, 2018 at e-flux. Lecture by the author and conversation with Walid Raad. Book published by e-flux journal and Sternberg Press (2017). 

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