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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



the best of suckapants

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One of my favorite photogs is having his first solo opening tonight at the Cinders Gallery in Williamsburg. He documented possibly the most innovative arts & crafts movement of modern day Lost Boys & Girls: last year, a group of artists from every nook & cranny around the country got together to assemble a raft made out of garbage & scraps. The raft made its way down the Mississippi and the project was dubbed The Miss Rockaway Armada.

Tod Seelie (a k a Suckapants) was there to capture it all.

 

Cinders Gallery

103 Havemeyer St.

between Hope and Grand

Williamsburg, BK



*Paul Rudd at McCarren *

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Last night, The L Magazine screened “Wet Hot American Summer” for its Summerscreen series at McCarren Pool. In attendance to introduce the film were Joe Lo Truglio, Michael Showalter and, yes, Paul Rudd. I’m bummed that I had obligations and couldn’t make the event. Luckily, my friend Adam Au was there to capture it all.

*However (however), I did spot Paul Rudd with the director of “The Shape of Things” in my college town a while back. Rudd had attended The University of Kansas in Lawrence for a year.