Slumber Party | Recess

september, 2016

23sep7:00 pm- 10:00 pmSlumber PartyCanaries: Refuge in the Means


Event Details

*Space is extremely limited and registration is essential. There will be no admittance without registration*   Image Description: [a flyer for an upcoming event features friends in disability community in various states of rest and recline.  Short social activities are mentioned: “transfer drawings, a reading, repose.” Text reads as: "SLUMBER / PARTY, SEPTEMBER 23RD, 7-10 PM AT RECESS DROP IN/ DROP OUT. THE CANARIES HOST PARK & TINA AT RECESS SOHO 41 GRAND ST. RAMP, $0 / FREE, ACCESSIBLE, ALL GENDER BATHROOM, FRAGRANCE FREE. MERCURY GOES DIRECT BUT WE'LL REMAIN RETROGRADE AF. RSVP REQUIRED:"] Description Park McArthur and Tina Zavitsanos will read in recline while hanging with you for a night of transfer drawings through and on one another, short games, light snacks—text, flix, and chill. Feel free to drop in, drop out, or drop all the way down, but be sure to RSVP because the space is small and our love for you is big. Maybe we'll get into the opacity of access and the intimacy of haptics. Maybe not. Either way, we plan to take seriously both slumber and party. **Registration: While this event is free and open, due to spatial constraints and the desire to facilitate an environment that is accessible and comfortable for all in attendance we require that you pre-register for this event. We ask that you be kind to your neighbor: if you register and end up not being able to attend, please do your best to let us know so that we can welcome another person. This registration will ask you about your access needs, which we will make every effort to support. Register for meeting here. Please see below for further info.** Access Information: The entrance to Recess is up four steps and a portable aluminum ramp is installed for the duration of this event. The bathroom is all-gender, ADA approved with three grab bars. The space is scent-free. We ask that attendees come fragrance-free to maintain this. (Information on how to reduce scent and be truly fragrance-free here). This event is low light, meaning there is ample lighting but fluorescent overhead lighting is not in use. A variety of seating options are available including: sturdy metal folding chairs without armrests, a high sturdy wooden bench, a low couch, floor mats, and cushions. Ample floor space is available for free movement within the space. For the comfort of all attendees, this event will be capped at thirty people and a RSVP is required. This event begins at 7PM and ends at 10 PM but attendees are welcome to come late, leave early, and intermittently come and go as they please. Water, tea, and light snacks will be provided. The oral reading will be transcribed and projected. The Canaries and Recess will document the event photographically and only with the consent of all its participants. Any individuals who wish to document the event should also gain the consent of all participants before doing so. We ask that you do not use flash photography. If you want to attend but are unable to attend, we are happy to live video conference call you into the event. Limited street parking is available nearby. Parking in the vicinity is free after 6 PM. The closest MTA subway stations are the Canal Street 1 and the Canal Street A, C, E. These stations are not wheelchair accessible. The closest wheelchair accessible station is the Chambers Street 1, 2, 3 and a bit further, the West 4th Street A, C, E. This event is free ($0) and open to the public. Please note in the registration if you would like ASL interpretation, live video conference call meeting, or any other access needs by 3PM on Tuesday, September 20th. We will work with you to support your needs and comfort. Bios: Park McArthur is an artist who lives in New York and works on questions of dependency and autonomy. Constantina Zavitsanos is an artist who works in sculpture, performance, text, and sound. Tina's work deals largely in issues of inconsequence to elaborate what is invaluable in the re/production of debt, dependency, and means beyond measure. Together, Park and Tina have co-authored texts, including “Other Forms of Conviviality: the best and least of which is our daily care and the host of which is our collaborative work” in the Born in Flames Special Issue, Women & Performance, 2013 (editors: Dean Space & Craig Willse) and the forthcoming, “The Guild of The Brave Poor Things” in The New Museum Anthology Series, MIT Press, 2017 (editors: Reina Gossett, Eric Stanley, & Johanna Burton), and they have also facilitated workshops at Arika Episode 7: “We Can’t Live Without Our Lives,” Glasgow, UK 2015, “Vanitas” and “Still Life,” the New Museum, New York, NY 2015 and exhibited alongside one another in “Care A Rehearsal for a Performance, Roots & Culture, Chicago, IL 2016.  


(Friday) 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm



46 Washington Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11205



Comments are closed.