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25Sep/14

DUMBO ARTS FESTIVAL 2014

Taezoo Park’s “Digital Being” invites visitors to play with its many parts, all made out of waste

Taezoo Park’s “Digital Being” invites visitors to play with its many parts, all made out of electronic waste

Multiple venues in DUMBO
September 27-29, free
www.dumboartsfestival.com

The annual DUMBO Arts Festival is one of the most fun events of the year, as live performances, art installations, gallery shows, pop-up parties, and just about anything else can be found in nearly every nook and cranny all around the district Down under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass. The eighteenth annual event takes place September 26-28, with hundreds of artists participating in solo and group exhibitions, open studios, site-specific public art projects, interactive presentations, family-friendly activities, and much more, with a few hundred thousand people expected to attend. And yes, it’s all free. Below are only some of the highlights.

Friday, September 26
and
Saturday, September 27

DiscoTransformer, by Thomas Stevenson, mobile music and light system in street vendor cart, roaming throughout DUMBO, 7:00 - 10:00 pm

Friday, September 26
Saturday, September 27
and
Sunday, September 28

Digital Being, by Taezoo Park, evolving kinetic installation made from electronic waste, with people invited to manipulate the sculpture in various ways, St. Ann’s Warehouse, 29 Jay St., Friday 6:00 to 9:00, Saturday 12 noon - 9:00, Sunday 12 noon - 6:00

Rub Me the Wrong Way, by Traci Talasco, immersive installation in which gallery space has been covered with sandpaper to represent societal expectations of women, BAC Gallery, 111 Front St., Suite 218, Friday 6:00 to 9:00, Saturday 12 noon - 9:00, Sunday 12 noon - 6:00

Borges: The Complete Works, by Daniel Temkin & Rony Maltz, word search of every palabra ever written by Jorge Luis Borges, in Spanish and English translation (borgeslibrary.com), Manhattan Bridge, Adams Street side, 7:00 pm - 12:00 midnight

Xiu Xiu will deliver a special site-specific performance incorporating Danh Vo sculptures

Xiu Xiu will incorporate Danh Vo’s “We the People” Statue of Liberty installation into special performance on Sunday in Brooklyn Bridge Park

Saturday, September 27
Art Is Me, Art Is You: NYC Series #2, by Yikwon Kim, outdoor procession with artists marching in wearable art, including Yikwon Kim, Eleanor Bailey, Mike Brenner, Cyril Bullard, Bill Cromar, Vinson Houston, Richard Jochum, Grant Johnson, Scot Kaylor, Minny Lee, Yvonne Love, Courtney Morgan, Gabrielle Russomagno, Inyoung Seoung, Insook Soul, Graeme Sullivan, and Jay Sullivan, 12 noon - 4:00

The Imaginary Truck, by chashama, visitors invited to put on blindfold and be led through art truck, corner of Plymouth & Adams Sts., 12 noon - 6:00

I ____ a Dollar, by Jody Servon, public intervention exploring the value of a dollar, Main St. between Plymouth & Water Sts., 12 noon - 6:00

Saturday, September 27
and
Sunday, September 28

Barter Town (Trading Post XVI: Mesh & Lace), by Heather Hart Experience, interactive sharing economy in which visitors can barter for palm reading, massage therapy, costume making, face painting, and other services, no money allowed, 12 noon - 6:00

BEAUTY, interactive performance art by the South Asian Women’s Creative Collective (SAWCC), with Shahnaz Habib, Rachel Kalpana James & Svetlana Swinimer, Sunita Mukhi, Qinza Najm, Nooshin Rostami, Reya Sehgal, and Purvi Shah, Parul Shah, and Deesha Narichania, Main St. between Plymouth & Water Sts., 12 noon - 6:00

Sunday, September 28
Dreams for Free, by Jody Servon, in which visitors can share their dreams in exchange for a lottery ticket, Main St. between Plymouth & Water Sts., 12 noon - 6:00

Kling Klang, by Xiu Xiu, live music performance incorporating Danh Vo’s “We the People” installation, Pier 3 Greenway Terrace, Brooklyn Bridge Park, 1:00 - 4:00

The Imaginary App, by Paul D. Miller (aka DJ Spooky) and Svitlana Matviyenko, celebration of publication of anthology The Imaginary App, the powerHouse Arena, 37 Main St., 5:00 - 7:00

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