November 26th, 2013
Recess will be closed Thursday 11/28-Saturday 11/30 for the holiday. We’ll resume regular hours Tuesday December 3rd. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
November 13th, 2013
The luminous E.S.P. TV and their mobile television studio captured video portraits of some of Nightlight‘s brightest stars. See Anthony, Christina, Cecilia, Brenda, Azikiwe, Dan, David, Gabriel, Hunter, Kelsey, Justin, Maggie, Tiffany, Becca, Maia, Clara, Reif, Henry, Scott, Victoria, Zoe, Ethan and Lee after the jump.
November 9th, 2013
Begun during Rutherford Chang’s Session, We Buy White Albums, and created by layering 100 unique copies of The Beatles’ White Album, this 96 minute double-LP captures how every copy of the iconic album has been distinctly shaped by its history, both visually and sonically.
October 31st, 2013
As part of Performa 13: Flag New York City, Recess will host Liz Magic Laser and Sanya Kantarovsky’s Bow Flag.
Flag New York City is an outdoor flag project involving 60 international artists, each making a statement with their own specially designed flags, which will be flown in various locations around the city during Performa 13. While the project addresses one of the biennial’s themes this year—citizenship—it also asks key questions about identity and nationality. Flags are strong symbols of power used both in warfare and celebration, with many rituals connected them. The symbolic value in raising or burning a flag is universal, and the use of colors and symbols in flags has a long and complex history, studied in the field of vexillology. The artists involved in the project take on these concerns when exploring the flag as a medium, whilst pursuing the themes of their own work. Flag New York City is curated by Randi Grov Berger and Co-presented by Entrée
October 25th, 2013
Thursday, October 31, 8 – 9 PM
41 Grand St. NYC 10013
In a dark room, the audience listens to a performance they cannot see. Exploring this phenomenological experience as a metaphorical setting, “Night Music” is a recital of traditional songs with supernatural themes and readings of scary stories inspired by urban folk tales.
Malik Gaines and Alexandro Segade with Sara Magenheimer, Charity Coleman, Sam Greenleaf Miller, and Becky James.