Reanimation Library at Recess: Selections from the Spore

Thursday May 2 from 6-8 pm, join Andrew Beccone (Reanimation Library), Melissa Dubbin (Session Artist), and Todd Shalom (Elastic City) as they present selections from the Reanimation Library’s spore in Soho at Recess’s Resource Room. This will serve as the closing reception for this Spore. Please stop by before then to check out the collection during Recess’s public hours.

About the participants:

Andrew Beccone is the founder of The Reanimation Library, a small, independent Presence Library open to the public. It is a collection of books that have fallen out of routine circulation and been acquired for their visual content.  Reanimation Library will be guest organizing a shelf of materials in the resource room concluding May 2, 2013.

Melissa Dubbin and collaborator Aaron S. Davidson are currently in Session at Recess. Over the course of their Session, Volumes for Sound, Dubbin and Davidson will create new works influenced by the geometries of sound. Continuing themes developed in earlier iterations of Volumes for Sound, the artists will create untreated fiberboard sculptures as objects with potential for sound and employ photography as method of recording conditions.

Todd Shalom works with text, sound and image to re-contextualize the body in space using vocabulary of the everyday. He is the founder and director of Elastic City. In this role, Todd leads his own walks, collaborates with artists to lead joint walks, and works with artists in a variety of disciplines to adapt their expertise to the participatory walk format. He often collaborates with performance artist/director Niegel Smith. Together, they conceive and stage interactive performances in public and private environments.

Recess’s Resource Room offers visitors, artists, and curators, a site to meet, work, and engage in scholarly activity. The space includes a library of arts publications, and a program of talks, screenings and meetings, deepening Recess’s capacity for long-term, sustainable support for artists and audience. The  materials are free to browse, or email us to reserve the room for private individual, group, or organizational use.