February at Bar Laika

February at Bar Laika

Bar Laika by e-flux

Lawrence Weiner, Inherent In The Rhumb Line (still), 2005. 7:25 minutes.

February 4, 2020
February at Bar Laika
Bar Laika by e-flux
224 Greene Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11238
Hours: Tuesday–Thursday 6pm–12am,
Friday–Saturday 6pm–1am

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Join us this month at Bar Laika for screenings featuring Manon de Boer, Lawrence Wiener, Molly Nesbit, and Joan Jonas, as well as Satellite 14 with Devoye and Neville Folkes, and Wah Gwan Twon.

Also, this Valentine’s Day we will be serving a celebratory set dinner menu for 38 USD:
–maguro tuna sashimi / oyster chawanmushi / saffron pumpkin foam
–braised winter roots / mushroom terrine / white kimchi / lily bulb dumpling 
–donburi / ikura, uni, shiso flower
–green tea herb dashi 

Desserts, special wines, and cocktails will also be served.

Please email laika [​at​] e-flux.com for reservations, which are limited. Walk-ins will also be welcomed!

e-flux video rental at Bar Laika presents: Manon de Boer, Sylvia Kristel - Paris
Thursday, February 6, 9pm

Manon de Boer, Sylvia Kristel - Paris, 2003, 39:00 minutes

Between November 2000 and June 2002, Manon de Boer recorded the stories and memories of Sylvia Kristel. At each recording session de Boer asked Kristel to speak about a city where she has lived: Paris, Los Angeles, Brussels, or Amsterdam; over the two years she spoke on several occasions about the same city. At first glance, the collection of stories appears to make up a sort of biography, but over time it shows the impossibility of biography: the impossibility of plotting somebody’s life as a coherent narrative.

For the film Sylvia Kristel - Paris, Manon de Boer finally selected two monologues on Paris, recorded at an interval of one year. Kristel’s stories wander through some of the key points in her life, fluidly forming and reforming the narrative elements. The city itself is rarely described directly. She speaks of her films, her love-affairs, and how these have influenced her life’s trajectory. The cities are coordinates to which her memories move to, find themselves within, and move away from. This finds a parallel in the image. Sylvia Kristel - Paris is a portrait of Sylvia Kristel, best known for her role in the 1970s erotic cult classic Emmanuelle, as well as an experimental documentary about the impossibility of memory in relation to biography.

Bar Laika presents: Lawrence Weiner’s moving-image works, introduced by Molly Nesbit
Thursday, February 13, 9pm

To And Fro. Fro And To. And To And Fro. And Fro And To, 1972, 1:00 minute
Mortal Sin, 2000, 3:30 minutes
Blue Moon Over, 2001, 5:14 minutes
Deep Blue Sky, 2002, 6:35 minutes
Inherent In The Rhumb Line, 2005, 7:25 minutes
Turning Some Pages, 2007, 5:00 minutes
Gyroscopically Speaking, 2010, 5:00 minutes

Join Lawrence Weiner and Molly Nesbit for a special screening program of moving-image works made between 1972 and 2010, that extend Weiner’s signature conceptual and language-based practice into cinematic and digital realms.

Bar Laika presents Satellite 14: Devoye and Neville Folkes, and Wah Gwan Twon
Thursday, February 20, 9pm

Join us at Bar Laika for the fourteenth edition of Satellite, featuring a live performance by father and son Devoye and Neville Folkes, and a DJ set by Wah Gwan Twon. 

Devoye Folkes is a New York-born and raised DJ and producer. He is a resident DJ at Half Moon BK, and is the drummer of Dianna Lopez’s band. He has numerous self-released albums, many which consist of remixes and mash-ups of pop songs, such as his take on Solange’s popular song “You Can Get It (Solange Bootleg).” Being hyper conscious of the way in which music is manipulated and used by DJs, many of his solo releases are geared as DJ tools; you can hear them being played in clubs in NYC and beyond. Having grown up immersed in his father’s productions, he has sampled and incorporated his vocals in many of his releases. 

Neville Folkes, also known as Raja Moore and Mr. Rajah, is a New York-based rapper and Reggae artist of Jamaican heritage. He started his career by making music with his brothers through live freestyling and DJing. After moving to New York in the early ’90s, he signed two tracks on Weeded, a subsidiary label of Nervous Records. He is currently the frontman of Bronx-based Reggae band Rhythm Master Band. Devoye and Neville Folkes are currently working on an album together. 

Wah Gwan Twon (Antwon Montaque) is a New York-based DJ and producer. Drawing from his Jamaican heritage, his mixes include Caribbean remixes and edits of popular songs to “mash up di dance.” He is a resident DJ at Half Moon BK, Pianos, and Lovers Rock. 

Free entrance.

Bar Laika presents: Joan Jonas, Upsidedown and Backwards
Thursday, February 27, 9pm

Joan Jonas, Upsidedown and Backwards, 1980, 29:03 minutes

In Upsidedown and Backwards, two fairy tales—“The Frog Prince” and “The Boy Who Went Out to Learn Fear”—are told simultaneously, one backwards and one forwards, each interrupting the other. Jonas’ ironic use of visual symbolism further inverts the structure and content of the fragmented fairy tale narratives, creating multiple, mirror-image reversals of the texts and their meaning. The inverted and mixed-up tales, which are intercut with Jonas’ ritualistic performances, merge into a composition of transformation and sexuality that evokes the tangled subconscious of male and female desire. Jonas performs wearing a veiled doll face as she manipulates childlike objects or partners a skeleton in a danse macabre. Charged with the sublimated fears and fantasies of childhood, the tape’s imagery mirrors the fairy tales in its fusion of innocence and horror, dream and nightmare.

Stay tuned to upcoming programs on our website; or subscribe to our events mailing list for Bar Laika.

For more information, contact laika [​at​] e-flux.com.

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