Time: October 30, 2009 at 7pm to October 31, 2009 at 12am
Location: Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition Art Space
Street: 499 Van Brunt Street
City/Town: Red Hook, Brooklyn
Website or Map: http://bwacgallery.wordpress.…
Phone: 718 422 1111
Event Type: exhibition/party
Organized By: Ryan Ringer & BAP
Latest Activity: Oct 30, 2009
Methinks and the Brooklyn Art Project present
We Made a Deal with the Devil: New York
Friday, October 30
7pm – 12am
Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition Art Space
499 Van Brunt Street
Red Hook, Brooklyn
Hard on the heels of a daring journey across the wilds of Eastern Canada, agents of the Toronto-based social art arena Methinks have partnered with the Brooklyn Art Project, the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition and other local producers to host the New York City edition of this 15-city touring art event, documentary video project and experiment in relational aesthetics.
We Made a Deal with the Devil was inspired by “La Chasse-galerie”: a cautionary French-Canadian legend about a group of 19th-century loggers who make a deal with the Devil to ride a flying canoe home for an annual New Year’s Eve party.
Visitors of this event will encounter a portable drawing exhibition, a zine library, installations, performance art, live music and other work by over 100 artists who forged their creations in the deep woods of folklore, collective memory, mythmaking, adventure and risk.
Highlights of this event include: instructions on how to diagnose and treat the mysterious species of madness known as nympholepsy; psychogeographical research findings; the exorcism of the world’s first Satanic rapper; and an exposé on the elusive Eastern Canadian Sasquatch.
We Made a Deal with the Devil is also the official party for passengers and crew of Methinks’ 11th NYC Roadtrip: a biannual community travel service/relational art project for cultural explorers of all kinds who want to make new social connections, get inspired and experience everyday urban existence in unusual ways.
On completion of their tour, the Methinks crew will return to Toronto, Canada, to mount a multimedia exhibition, documentary video screening and artist discussion chronicling their experience on the road.
Methinks has been a radical force in independent Canadian cultural activity since 2003, with a firm commitment to taking art and artists on the road, and has been featured in Canadian Art Magazine, CBC television, the Toronto Star, the National Post and other media sources.
BROOKLYN ART PROJECT
BROOKLYN WATERFRONT ARTISTS COALITION