Monday, May 18, 2009

Six years and counting

For the past six years, ISSUE Project Room has been a supportive place of creative exploration in Brooklyn, with cutting-edge exhibitions, concerts and site-specific work from emerging artists and musicians.

They celebrate their sixth anniversary with a benefit at DUMBO's Galapagos Art Space tomorrow night.

There will be live visuals by Brock Monroe of the Joshua Light Show, films by Martha Colburn and Tony Conrad, performances by Elysian Fields, Mountains, JG Thirlwell, WFMU's DJ Fabio, MC Bob Holman and much, much more.

As this party will be loosely inspired by Alejandro Jodorowsky's cult classic "The Holy Mountain," prizes will be given out for the best "Holy Mountain"-inspired costume (I'm seeing big black hats and cloaks). There will also be auctions of visual art and raffle prizes.

Tickets are $100 for 6:30 pm reception with reserved seating for 8:00 pm performances, $50 for 7:30 pm admission with reserved seating, and $30 for 7:30 pm general admission. Galapagos is located at 16 Main St. in DUMBO.

The neighborhood will incidently be the site of the performance space's new home, as they prepare for a move from Gowanus in the American Can Factory to DUMBO, at 110 Livingston St. Issue Project Room will get the space from Two Trees developer David Walentas for 20 years, rent-free, though they've been busy fundraising to raise the half a million dollars they need to renovate the space and prepare it for a year-round program of music, film, video, and literature.

For a look at the new space, click here.


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