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Art Makes Eye Contact @ Secret Project Robot

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Black Label crafter bikes and gallery scenesters littered Secret Project Robot (also Flux Factory’s former location) Saturday night for “Art Makes Eye Contact”, a benefit for Swoon’s Transformazium project in Braddock, PA. As a follow up to the acclaimed Swimming Cities of the Switchback Sea endeavor this summer, Transformazium will transform a church space, incorporating artistic collaboration, surrounding resources and the community itself. Besides the vegan-friendly BBQ were “raffle strippers” – or, a boy and a girl who circulated the opening completely naked if not for the raffle tickets on their bods. The raffle included a trip for two to Braddock with accommodations and a walking tour, fine tattoos and works by Swoon and Barry McGee.

Notable rogue taxidermist, Nate Hill, also made an appearance, dressed in a milkman ensemble (complete with mini milk jugs and carrier).

October’s jampacked. Lookout:

Tue (Oct 14) – Films made in/about Braddock @ Secret Project Robot, 210 Kent, BK

Sat (Oct 18) – Dance Party, 10 pm @ Secret Project Robot

Sat (Oct 25) – Black Label BIKE KILL

Thur (Oct 30) – Flux (Farewell) Halloween Party (a k a the last.party.ever before the building’s leveled), 38-38 43rd St. in Long Island City

Fri (Oct 31) – Nate Hill’s unveiling of E.V.E. (the feminine to A.D.A.M.) at 915 Wyckoff Ave. in Ridgewood, Queens



Switchback Sea Project Drops Anchor in Long Island City

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Swoon’s remarkable floating sculptures, which were well worth the wait, arrived to a welcoming band and packed pier at Deitch Studios on Sunday. An irreverent crew member named Stephen stumbled onto the platform and jokingly balked, “What’s all this?”

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“It’s Soup!”

The exhibition also had a piece featuring Soup, friend and subject throughout photographs by Tod Seelie and The Polaroid Kidd.

Soup by Swoon

Photo: Luna Park

Soup by Tod Seelie

Photo: Tod Seelie

Waiting…
Swoon's opening at Deitch Projects

More waiting…
Swoon's opening at Deitch Projects

A bit more…(I like this guy)
Swoon's opening at Deitch Projects

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Weekender

Marie Losier OUTTAKES

Photo: Marie Losier

AGENDA:

Marie Losier OUTTAKES at Luxe Gallery on Sunday, September 7th

Docking of Swoon’s Swimming Cities of the Switchback Sea project at Deitch Studios in Long Island City on Sept 7th.

OH Canada: The underdog of human trafficking (VICE)

Oprah would love to have Sarah Palin on her show, but not until after the election. Sorry, Pals. (NY Daily News)

Gallery of Vampires in Movies. All time favorite: Christopher Lee as Dracula (NY Daily News)

In T Mag:

Javier Bardem Interview
Olympic attire in the vein of iconic designers: “10”
Photo essay inside the community known as the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Slideshow of Naomi Watts’ “Many Selves”



Swoon Swoon Swoon

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Photo: bluecinema

Tonight’s agenda: a one-hour play aboard the floating sculptures sponsored by the much-loved, Swoon, as part of her “Swimming Cities of Switchback Sea” project. As you may recall, the Going Places (Doing Stuff) tour paid a brief visit to the docked pieces upstate for a sneak peek a couple weekends ago – which was, to say the least, a pleasant surprise since we didn’t know where were headed on the tour (a k a the point of it all). The project will make its way along the Hudson River and open at Deitch Studios in Long Island City, Queens on Sept. 7th.

 

Tonight:

Riverside Park Pier 1, 70th St. and Hudson River

8pm, FREE

 

Previous collaborations by Swoon:

Miss Rockaway Armada

Swoon, Chris Stain, The Polaroid Kidd in Paris

Swoon and Monica Canilao