DIN DIN / A CURATED COMMUNITY DINNER POTLUCK FOR CREATIVES

DE-CONSTRUKT studio in Red Hook Brooklyn invites creatives to join us for a potluck style community dinner. This evening we will feature work by our current artist in resident, Christopher Ursini (USA). Ursini will share the development of his new research into cymatics, visualizing sound through interactive installations and participatory works.

Ursini’s practice, at its core, is about connectivity, accessibility and the dissemination of information. If you would like to bring an open source PDF document, or other piece of material information to share, please feel free to do so. All will be archived as part of the event.

Join us for a free-formed, experimental night of: music, sound bathing, dancing, and the sharing of esoteric information.

As with every dinner we will share amongst each other what we are working on, thinking about and opportunities.
This dinner is open to everyone. Please bring food and or drink to share. If you have any questions on what to bring or about this evening please email laura@de-construkt.com.

Sunday, Aug 25, 6-9pm
@ DE-CONSTRUKT 41 Seabring Street, 3rd Floor, Brooklyn NY 11231
Please bring food and or drink to share.
FB Invite https://www.facebook.com/events/757435811392517/

RED HOOK HORROR LEMONADE

Red Hook Horror Lemonade is an art project searching for personal horror stories in Red Hook to reveal the current social climate, inspired by the imaginary stories based off social and political happenings in the book Red Hook Horror by Howard Phillips Lovecraft (1925), What are people in Red Hook afraid of? Ghosts? Climate change? Gentrification? 

The art project consists of a public intervention, where the artist, Maharu Maeno, will walk around Red Hook with a lemonade stand and ask locals to share their horror stories. People are invited to drink lemonade while they discuss stories.

Maharu and the lemonade stand will be located at De-Construkt where a video work of the found stories will be presented alongside Hiroyuki Kojima’s performance. Please join us to learn about Red Hook and look out for Maharu and her lemonade stand in Red Hook during August listening to your stories! 

Maharu Maeno works in community-based art projects in Tokyo and New York. Her works are tied to "Art projects in Japan" which is a co-creative artistic activity centered around contemporary art in Asia such as relational and inter-sectional art.

Hiroyuki Kojima is an intermedia artist based in France and Japan. His artworks explore theater theory and the ideas within filmmaking. He researches politics, society, and philosophy through his artwork and in collaboration with others.

Friday, Aug 30, 6-9pm
Video screening and story-telling starts at 7:30pm
@ DE-CONSTRUKT 41 Seabring Street, 3rd Floor, Brooklyn NY 11231
Free Lemonade
FB Invite 
https://www.facebook.com/events/432642074260504/

ANCIENT ENEMIES

Ancient Enemies is an acoustic improvising band consisting of Nathaniel Morgan on alto saxophone, Joanna Mattrey on viola and Carlo Costa on concert bass drum and percussion. The band focuses on slow moving soundscapes in which the three musicians strive to move and breath like one organism, blending their individual voices to form a wide range of composite sounds. Ancient Enemies has been active since 2015. 

Joanna Mattrey
Joanna Mattrey is a violist active in both the new music and free improvisation communities who's playing often incorporates textural gestures, preparations, and electronic alterations. She is searching for moments of ceremony and ritual in a modern soundscape.

Mattrey has played with such luminaries as Marc Ribot and the Young Philadelphians, Mary Halvorson, John Zorn, Erik Friedlander, Nick Dunston and others among New York City's Downtown scene.

Nathaniel Morgan
Originally from Ventura, California saxophonist and composer Nathaniel Morgan has been an active participant to New York City’s improvised music scene for over a decade. His current projects include Darkminster (formally Buckminster) with saxophonist Peter Hanson and trumpeter Brad Henkle; Vavatican with Weston Minissali on synthesizer, Owen Stewart-Robertson on guitar and Booker Startdrum on percussion, Jason Ajemian’s Folklords with Owen Stewart-Robertson on guitar, Jason Ajemian on double bass and Jason Nazary on drums; Yolt with Weston Minissali on synthesizer and David Grollman on prepared snare drum; and Dybbuk a duo with percussionist David Grollman.

Nathaniel is co-founder and member of the new music label Prom Night Records. Recently Nathaniel has been touring with the bands Erica Eso and Gelado Negro.

Carlo Costa
Percussionist and composer Carlo Costa, was born and grew up in Rome, Italy. Since 2005 he has been living in New York City where he works primarily in fields of experimental and improvised music. His focus over the years has gradually shifted from jazz-based improvisation towards a non-idiomatic textural music which is largely improvised. He currently leads or co-leads Natura Morta (w/ double bassist Sean Ali and violist Frantz Loriot), Earth Tongues (w/ trumpeter Joe Moffett and tubist Dan Peck), Ancient Enemies (w/ saxophonist Nathaniel Morgan and violist Joanna Mattrey), the large ensemble Acustica, a duo project with guitarist Håvard Volden, a trio with Jonathan Moritz on saxophones and Sean Ali on double bass and a solo percussion project. Carlo is also an active sideman with current collaborations including Kenny Warren’s folk inspired band Laila and Smitty and a trio and large ensemble led by Belgian electric bassist Raphael Malfliet. Carlo has toured throughout Europe, Japan and north America with a number of projects and runs Neither/Nor Records a record label dedicated to experimental and improvised music.

DIN DIN A CURATED COMMUNITY POTLUCK FOR CREATIVES

DE-CONSTRUKT studio in Red Hook Brooklyn invites creatives to join us for a potluck style community dinner. For this month’s DIN DIN we will be screening philosophical short films, hosted by our studio assistant/artist, Alexandra Banhazl. We invite experimental filmmakers and artists to submit their philosophical short film to alexbanhazl@gmail.com by September 19. More info about the open call can be found on our open calls.

As usual, DIN DIN will serve as a space to share and discuss current inspirations, what you’re working on, and opportunities. This month, guests are also encouraged to participate in philosophical discussion about the experimental short films we will be screening facilitated by Alexandra, an audiovisual artist whose works live in abstract, symbolic, and surreal worlds. In her work, the viewer is invited to experience and to feel the atmosphere within the video composed of multi-referential symbols and metaphors dealing with her experience of the layers of perception.

Join us for a night of philosophy and experimental short films where the lines of genre and theory, experience and knowledge, blur to become a spiral of connection and energy. This dinner is open to everyone. Please bring food and or drink to share. If you have any questions on what to bring or about this evening please email laura@de-construkt.com.

Sunday, Sept 29, 6-9pm
@ DE-CONSTRUKT 41 Seabring Street, 3rd Floor, Brooklyn NY 11231
Please bring food and or drink to share.