OFF/SITE: Xaviera Simmons: junctures (transmissions to) at the Goethe-Institut Wyoming Building
Sep 24, 2010 - Oct 27, 2010
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  • Goethe-Institut Wyoming Building, 5 East 3rd Street OFF/SITE design by karlssonwilker inc., New York

  • Xaviera Simmons in studio, 2009 Image courtesy Chris Sanders

Xaviera Simmons: junctures (transmissions to), OFF/SITE’s inaugural project, will be on view at the Goethe-Institut Wyoming Building, 5 East 3rd Street (between Bowery and 2nd Ave), New York, New York.

Over five weeks of junctures (transmissions to), Xaviera Simmons will engage invited writers, academics, musicians, astrologers and others in a series of “micro-residencies,” embracing the collaborative and multi-genre nature of the OFF/SITE project. Participants including artist Brendan Fernandes, filmmaker Sophie Hamacher, landscape architect and surfer Benjamin Landers, singer/songwriter Austin McCutchen, and historian and singer Teresa Mora will join Simmons in a closed, site-specific wooden studio structure within the Wyoming Building. The studio will be equipped with a slide projector, digital projector, microphone, amplification system and commercial-grade copy machine; the gallery will serve as home to several live finches for the duration of the project. In the gallery, the artist and her collaborators will create an ever-changing installation of photocopies, projections, staged readings, sound recordings and ephemera reflecting the conversations and activity within the studio.

Collaborators will be in the Wyoming Building studio space on Wednesdays, 5:30—9:00 pm and Saturdays, 2:00—5:45 pm.*

they include:

  • Belinda Becker, Visual Artist/DJ/Historian/Dancer
  • Stephen Burks, Industrial Designer
  • Ben Chace, Musician and Filmmaker
  • Brendan Fernandes, Visual and Performance Artist
  • Sophie Hamacher, Filmmaker and Historian
  • Paula Henderson, Musician and Historian
  • Rick Kwan, Sound Engineer
  • Benjamin Landers, Painter/Surfer/Botanist/Landscape Designer
  • Austin McCutchen, Singer/Songwriter/Artist
  • Wardell Milan, Visual Artist
  • Ifé Sanchez Mora, Singer/Songwriter/Buddhist Practitioner
  • Teresa Mora, Singer and Historian
  • Narcissister, Performance Artist
  • Tunde Adebimpe, Animator/Musician/Actor/Director
  • Luc Sante, Writer/Critic/Professor
  • Li Sumpter, PhD Candidate/Writer/Art Educator

Special Guests to be announced, so stay tuned…

OFF/SITE is a unique partnership between two culturally specific institutions, The Studio Museum in Harlem and the Goethe-Institut New York, featuring artist projects and public programs in two iconic New York City neighborhoods, Harlem and the East Village.

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