CRAFTIVISM!

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New York July 12, 13, 14, 2013

Performances! Installations! Videos! Workshops! Panel!

Le Petit Versailles @ Avenue C 346 East Houston Street

FRIDAY JULY 12th IS OPENING NIGHT!

12 MAGICAL CRAFTY PERFORMERS and INSTALLATION ARTISTS FROM 7 CITIES!

PERFORMANCES BY:

LIZ COLLINS (NYC)
TRACEY BULLINGTON (BOS)
KRIS GREY (NYC)
ANTHONY PRIVITERA (BOS)
TIF ROBINETTE (VA)
MAYA SUESS (NYC)

DELICIOUS CAKECRAFT BY QUITO
&
YARN PORTRAITS BY BUZZ SLUTZKY

INSTALLATION ART BY CRAFT GENIUSES*

HEIDI NAGTEGAAL (VANCOUVER BC)
JENI LITTLE (NZ)
CAITLIN ROSE (PDX/SF)
ALEXIS O’HARA (MTL)
RACHAEL SHANNON (BALTO)
TUESDAY SMILLIE (NYC)
JOSH VETTIVELU (TO)

*installations will up through the month of July!
July Garden Visiting Hours: Wed. – Sun. — 2-7 PM

from the tiniest of works by Jeni to the largest of works! by Rachael

 

CRAFTIVISM: THE CIRCLE, SATURDAY JULY 13
Hear from crafters about the intersection of their politics & art. Get inspired!
BRUNCH POTLUCK PANEL 11 AM – 1PM

Circle: BIZZY BAREFOOT and CAT MAZZA in dialogue with craftivist artists RACHAEL SHANNON, CAITLIN ROSE, KRIS GREY, TIF ROBINETTE, TUESDAY SMILLIE, HEIDI NAGTEGAAL, LIZ COLLINS and more!

CRAFTIVISM WORKSHOPS: Come get your craft on – stimulate your crafting soul, mind and body with these magical workshops run by talented new artists, most from out of town!

SATURDAY WORKSHOPS JULY 13

Workshop Donations $20-$50 but NOTAFLOF (No One Turned Away for Lack of Funds) ALL DONATIONS GO TO ARTISTS ART WORK IS WORK. Sign up now – space is limited. Send email to coralshort@gmail.com to secure your place.

1-2:45 PM RACHAEL SHANNON CRAFTING CIRCLE

We will go through a list of different questions about relationship to body/ where our feelings about bodies come from, then have a discussion and/or craft about it. We have been embroidering body images on fabrics to be applied to pillows in the vestibule. A top-optional crafting circle fused with discussion.

3-4:45 PM KRIS GREY: Craft-Identified: a support group

In recent years many colleges, universities, and other institutions have removed the word craft from their titles often times replacing it with more academically legitimized words like “design”. In the wake of this craftaphobia, makers may be left feeling… well, lots of feelings. Or perhaps the craft/art divide has got you fired up? This group is open to craft-identified individuals and our allies to share feelings around these issues and more. Your facilitator, Dr. Justin Credible, initiates a safe craft-affirming environment for you to offer and receive support.

5-7 PM TIF ROBINETTE: AUTO EROTICISM, MAGICK, & THE CREATIVE NERVE

SUNDAY JULY 14th WORKSHOPS

11 AM -12:45 PM HEIDI NAGTEGAAL‘S HEADBANDS

Heidi shares the gift of open source learning with her crafting expertise of creating headbands. She wants this skill to be passed on! Bring a ball of yarn to share! www.Headbandsandbracelets.com

1-3 PM CAITLIN ROSE: MAPPING QUEER CRAFT

This workshop will function as a collaborative think tank of queer makers, craftivists, and thinkers to start to map the shared terrain between craft and queer. We will examine histories of both craft and queer, then move closer to the horizon of these two shifting spaces and unpack how they function in contemporary art practices. This isn’t about creating a hard definition of what queer craft is and can be but a formation of a lexicon to strengthen our art praxis and understanding of ourselves in the larger culture that ignores the importance of the queer handmade. Prepare yourself to excitingly talk about the social constructs of queer and craft as the other, queer strategies and gay aesthetics, and how craft provides a unique vehicle for queer world building.

3-5 PM ZEESY POWERS: How to make a Moving Image:

Anyone can make a movie, and anyone can make an animation. You just need access to electricity, some basic equipment, and an idea. In this workshop we’re going to make 2 kinds of moving image: a gif, and a video for YouTube. Bring your laptop, your phone, and/or your camera and whatever cables those things might need to connect to each other. Doesn’t matter how old these things are. If you don’t have any, don’t worry, well have some on hand. At the end of this workshop, you’ll have two short animations, as well as the basic skills you’ll need to make more complicated animations of your own.

5 – 7 PM BABYSKINGLOVE: BLESSED[BA]BY

Inspired by the reborn baby phenomenon, BabySkinGlove will host a make-your-own-baby craft circle. The baby will be made out of yarn blessed on site by BabySinGlove. Your baby will come with a beautiful rebirth certificate, a name, and gender guidance. Services will be available to help you adjust to parenthood throughout the performance and a hotline email will be provided valid for the rest of your baby’s life.

VIDEOCRAFT 8PM
Handcrafted short videos featuring 16 video artists from 4 countries & 10 cities!
BERLIN OAKLAND MONTREAL CANADA FINLAND TORONTO BALTIMORE PHILLY ST.JOHNS NEWFOUNDLAND! UK NEW YORK

INTRO LOOP FILMS: BabySkinGlove/ Travis Meinolf / Kandis Friesen

FOLLOWED BY 52 min PROGRAM

Zeesy Powers: X 52 seconds
Jason Penney: Invitation 3:03 min
Allyson Mitchell and Christina Zeigler: Glitter 30 sec
Sabrina Ratte: Untitled 42 seconds
T.L. Cowan: Glitterfesto 5 min 19 seconds
Janey Moffatt Laloë: If You Feel Emotional 3 min 25
Rachael Shannon: Breastival Vestibule 3 min 28
Kailey Bryan: RugHooker 2 min 58 min
Caitlin Rose: my pussy is a sinkhole 3 min
Max Göran: … jag är bättre kompis med min fitta nu 2 min 5

* break *

Zeesy Powers: Eye 4 min 50
Allyson Mitchell and Christina Zeigler: If Anyone Should Happen to Get in my Way 2.5 min
Mev Luna (SF)
Sabrina Ratte: Static 54 seconds
Killer Sideburns, Kate Sorensen and Niknaz Tavakolian: Annie 13 minutes

ALL EVENTS ARE RAIN OR SHINE.

Le Petit Versailles is a NYC public community garden in the East Village that presents art exhibitions, music, film/video, performance, theater, workshops, and community projects.

For futher information on other events:

www.facebook.com/groups/LePetitVersailles

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