Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Three for Tuesday: Crow Hill Community Association Meeting, ringShout at Franklin Park, and Concrete Justice at LaunchPad

Three very interesting events to choose from today along Franklin:

- The Crow Hill Community Association returns from their summer hiatus tonight, hosting their September meeting at the Gospel Tabernacle Church (725 Franklin, between Sterling and Park) at 7:30pm. If you've never been to one of the CHCA's meetings, come on out, meet some neighbors, and learn about the great work that CHCA and their many partners and friends are doing in Crown Heights.

- From 7-9pm, the ringShout hosts their Fourth Annual Bookend Event at Franklin Park (co-sponsored by the Franklin Park Reading Series) as part of the Brooklyn Book Festival.

- Finally, LaunchPad's week of events (all copied below) kicks off tonight with Theatre of the Oppressed's Concrete Justice: The Housing Circus at 7pm.

Tuesday, September 17th @ 7pm
Concrete Justice: The Housing Circus

Concrete Justice, Theatre of the Oppressed NYC's long-running ensemble of New Yorkers with experience of homelessness, presents their new show, "The Housing Circus". "The Housing Circus" is a wacky, complex, and moving play based on the actors' own experiences negotiating the transitional-housing system and its associated bureaucracies. As with all of TONYC's work, the performance will be followed by active communal problem-solving around the issues presented in the play. Learn more at www.theatreoftheoppressednyc.org.

721 Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn
2/3/4/5/C to Franklin Ave
7p; $5 suggested donation


Wednesday, September 18th @ 8pm
Renegade Reading Series

What do you get when you cross an elephant with a hyena? No idea. But let's discuss at the next installment of our reading series for emerging writers, AKA renegades!

As usual we will kick off with wine/cookies/flirting, followed by readings from people we would put on pedestals if we could:

Daniel Schoonebeek
Cory Leadbeater
Aditi Sriram
Chris Fay
Larisa Sunderland

As you may know, Rich likes to re-gift little somethings he finds in his discard pile (i.e. the street, his closet, your backyard). So come armed with mad knowledge of our man Bieber and get ready for a s-u-r-p-r-i-s-e!!

We can't wait to hug you for way too long (on the 18th)!

721 Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn
2/3/4/5/C to Franklin Ave
8p; $5 suggested donation


Saturday, September 21st @ 5pm-11pm
Found: An Installation and Screening

An installation for a short film by Haimy Assefa and Antwan Rucker The short film, Found, tells the story of a young student of architecture, Jacoby, as he attempts to reconcile something that simultaneously is and is not. The directors, who also wrote the film, ventured to examine the sometimes seductive nature of our imagination. As most of the dialogue in the film is silent and internal to the main character, original and sampled sound design by DJ and producer 81Neutronz will attempt to serve as an addition layer of engagement for the viewer.

The FOUND installation aims to examine filmmaking and design in a way that allows for creative dialogue regarding the process of making a film and ways in which it is consumed. By engaging a film that is in post-production, the filmmakers and design firm Mutual Influence hope to create an environment where the viewing experience goes beyond watching the moving images on a screen. Watching a film that has not yet been craft edited may undoubtedly leave the viewer with gaps in the story. This is underscored in the design of the surfaces on which the film is projected, further flirting with ideas of what is gained and lost. In an effort to challenge their own creativity, the designers of Mutual Influence who are accustomed to designing spaces with substantial building materials in mind, started this project with the simplest of materials: an 8.5” x 11” sheet of paper.

This installation re-configures the LaunchPad exhibition gallery through a series of pinched sheets of paper that provide fragmented projection surfaces. These curved surfaces re-appropriate the idea of a curtain as a theatrical element of hide/reveal—generating (3) zones to view the film under (3) levels of intimacy. The curtains work as intersections between prints and projections, while providing fragmented glimpses of activities in the background. Each moment of intersection occurs in pairs, superimposing real time with constructed media. This event will be held between 5-11pm on Saturday, September 21st.

721 Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn
2/3/4/5/C to Franklin Ave
5p-11p; $5 suggested donation

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