September events

September events


Charles Mudede, Thin Skin (still), 2023.

August 28, 2023
September events
Screenings, talks, and music performances
172 Classon Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11205
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We are pleased to announce a new season of programs at e-flux and Bar Laika this September featuring Laure Prouvost, Kathy NobleAmir ElSaffar, Gavilán Rayna Russomquest?onmarqErgot Records, Pegah Pasalar, Mounira Al Solh, Basma al-Sharif, Suneil Sanzgiri, Mirene Arsanios, Jinoos Taghizadeh, Tanin Torabi, Art/Culture/Action, Nazanin Noroozi, Sandra Skurvida, Barbad Golshiri, Christian NyampetaFrancis BebeyMbilia BelYvonne Chaka ChakaCKayDavidoZinja HlungwaniAngelique KidjoLibiancaMiriam MakebaTshala Muana, NakhaneMonique SekaPapa Wemba, Reinhold Martin, Jörg Heiser, Palto Flats, Laura Marks, Charles Mudede, Bergsonist.

Events at e-flux take place at 172 Classon Ave, New York.

Events at Bar Laika take place at 224 Greene Ave, New York.

Tuesday, September 5, 2023, 7pm at e-flux
Laure Prouvost: screening and conversation
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The screening will feature a selection of recent and earlier works by Laure Prouvost spanning the last decade: Finger Point Green (2010, 3 minutes), Swallow (2013, 12 minutes), Into All That Is Here (2015, 9 minutes), Lick in the Past (2016, 8 minutes), OMA JE (You, My, Omma, Mama, Shadow Does, and A Walking Story) (2023, 22 minutes), and Every Sunday, Grandma (2022, 7 minutes), followed by a conversation between the artist and writer-curator Kathy Noble. Read more here.

Wednesday, September 6, 2023, 8pm at Bar Laika
Bar Laika presents Satellite 26: Amir ElSaffar
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Amir ElSaffar will be presenting a newer project that includes modular synthesizer, voice, trumpet, and santur. After decades of mastering the traditions of Maqam, ElSaffar has in recent years been exploring modular synthesizers and integrating them into a new hybrid project—Maqamodular. Read more here.

Saturday, September 9, 2023 at 5pm at e-flux
CDJs Are Instruments: Gavilán Rayna Russom and quest?onmarq
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For each edition of the series CDJs Are Instruments, the artist(s) are invited to perform outside of the club (and alcohol industry) setting and experiment with CDJs using individual techniques that place them adjacent to a sampler or to any other electronic instrument used for a live performance. Together, we try to explore new ways to DJ and to listen to music. This third edition features live music sets by Gavilán Rayna Russom and quest?onmarq, followed by a Q&A moderated by Sanna Almajedi, the e-flux Music curator.  Read more here.

Sunday, September 10, 2023, 6pm at Bar Laika
Bar Laika presents Playback 004 with Ergot Records
In the fourth edition of Playback, Ergot Records label founder Adrian Rew will play selections from the label’s vinyl releases and more. Primarily an outlet for the dissemination of music, outré sonic emissions, and related printed matter, Ergot Records also regularly hosts performances, readings, and DJ sessions. Read more here.

Tuesday, September 12, 2023, 7pm at e-flux
Everywhere Was the Same
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The program places Basma al-Sharif’s 2007 film Everywhere Was the Same in conversation with more recent films dealing with diaspora as an indefinite condition. Featuring a screening of Pegah Pasalar’s Lost in Her Hair (Monday), Mounira Al Solh’s Freedom Is a Habit I’m Trying to Learn, Basma al-Sharif’s Everywhere Was the Same, and Suneil Sanzgiri’s At Home but Not at Home, and a conversation with filmmakers Pegah Pasalar and Suneil Sanzgiri, moderated by writer Mirene Arsanios. Co-presented with ArteEast as part of the legacy program Unpacking the ArteArchive. Read more here.

Saturday, September 16, 2023, 5pm at e-flux
Woman, Life, Freedom: Year Zero
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We are approaching the first anniversary of the Woman, Life, Freedom movement led by Iranian women, who resolutely said “no” to patriarchal and religious control over their bodies. In Iran at least since the Constitutional Revolution of 1905–19011, women have been a force of change. Today—after the state killing of Jina Mahsa Amini on September 16, 2022—they’ve become the harbingers of the revolution known as “Woman, Life, Freedom.’ Featuring a screening of Jinoos Taghizadeh’s Good Night, Tanin Torabi’s Until, and Art/Culture/Action ACA’s You Will Not Die. Followed by a conversation between ACA member Nazanin Noroozi, and the event’s guest curators Sandra Skurvida and Barbad Golshiri.  Read more here.

Tuesday, September 19, 2023, 7pm at e-flux
Prelude: A Song About Love
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Taking music videos as a serious category of cinematic force, this preliminary program will present a festive evening of visual poems sourced collectively from the members of the community of collaborators, supporters, and partners of the African Film Institute—a new initiative and ongoing series of programs hosted by e-flux. With videos featuring Francis BebeyMbilia BelYvonne Chaka ChakaCKayDavidoZinja HlungwaniAngelique KidjoLibiancaMiriam MakebaTshala MuanaNakhaneMonique SekaPapa Wemba, and more. Introduced by Christian Nyampeta. Read more here.

Thursday, September 21, 2023, 7pm at e-flux
Reinhold Martin, “Speaking of Oil: What Is Use-Value?”
This talk by Reinhold Martin will revisit the Marxian concept of use-value through a brief, technological history of oil during the first half of the twentieth century. The larger aim will be to outline a critical basis for the natural and cultural history of capital. Presented as part of e-flux Architecture Lectures. Read more here.

Saturday, September 23, 2023, 5pm at e-flux
Jörg Heiser, “Crisis, what Crisis?! On the Uncertain Future of Art Criticism”
Criticism, in the very root of the word, is defined by crisis: krisis in Greek means to distinguish and judge. So how do we readjust our criteria of judgment vis-à-vis not only contemporary art, but also the cultural landscape in general, if, for example, a billionaire can just buy and destroy one of the most important global platforms of debate, or Russia decides to invade and destroy Ukraine? But for art critics to even make these readjustments, they need to exist in the first place: so what are the rescue plans for an endangered species? A talk by Jörg Heiser presented by e-flux Criticism. Read more here.

Sunday, September 24, 2023, 6pm at Bar Laika
Bar Laika presents Playback 005 with Palto Flats
This fifth edition of Playback features the NYC-based record label Palto Flats, specializing in idiomatic forms of pop, electronic, and experimental music. Read more here.

Thursday, September 28, 2023, 7pm at e-flux
Laura Marks, “Cosmic Soul-Assemblages and Small-File Films”
While we humans are trapped in many toxic soul-assemblages not of our choosing, we also have some choice what assemblages we fold ourselves into, and how we unfold collectively from the dominant folds reinforced by governments and corporations. This talk proposes the idea of “cosmic soul-assemblages”—ones that enfold the cosmos in more harmonious ways, by co-modulating with it rather than seeking to dominate it. Presented as part of the lecture series Film Beyond Film: Art and the Moving Image. Read more here.

September 30, 2023, 6pm at e-flux
New York premiere: Charles Mudede, Thin Skin
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Ahamefule Joe Oluo’s days are spent at a soul-deadening corporate job and his nights come alive behind a trumpet at Seattle jazz clubs. As he struggles to climb out of the ruins of his broken marriage, Aham has to deal with endless bureaucracy, a boss trying to lead him to the Lord, and a mother who refuses to cut ties with his ex. The screening will be followed by Q&A with the film’s director Charles Mudede. Read more here.

Online release
Bar Laika presents Satellite Mix 005: Retrospective: Elaborate Intuition by Bergsonist
Retrospective: Elaborate Intuition is a mix by Bergsonist made entirely of original recordings tracing the artist’s musical journey. This mix was recorded in the artist’s home in Brooklyn, NY, in January 2023, and is the fifth release in Bar Laika’s Satellite Mix series. Read more here.

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