Family Flux: Sunday, April 5, 2pm-6am, $5 kids/$7 adults/$20 family ticket (for four), all ages, 5+ suggestedFor kids big and small, a video and dance party, with hoops, spectacle and more.
Leat Klingman, "Mister Pink & Friends"
Leat Klingman was born in Israel and currently lives and works in NY. She received her BFA at the University of Haifa, Israel, and her MFA at the School of Visual Arts in NYC. Leat has transformed herself from a fine artist to a puppeteer/filmmaker with much joy. She has shown her works in Israel, Europe and the States. She was an artist in resident at Chashama, Makor, and Vermont Studio Center. Her next solo show will be held in October 2009 at the Manchester Craftsmen's Guild in Pittsburgh.Mister Pink & Friends: a gathering of short and curious films with dancing-fingers and puppets. Mister Pink, Horsy and the conflicted Wolfy perform stories with words, music and mime in their fantastical and colorful worlds. Joining them are the Ballerina and the Ice-skater, dancing their heart and legs...This is the moment where art is made - the place where adulthood and childhood meets. This collection of work will delight children as well as your inner child.
Betty T. Kaos & Robin Lee, "Rock Doves"
Betty T. Kaos is a visual storyteller whose influences and investigations include anthropomorphic objects, metaphysics, sacred plants, and Asian culture. Her work explores the mythologies and memes of our world. She has exhibited artwork in The Amherst Museum, 3rd Ward, Danger, Housework, and the Billyburg Film Festival, among many other venues. Her art and writing have been featured in various publications including The NuyorAsian Anthology: Asian American Writings About New York City. Robin Lee is a scientist in a self-imposed exile in the realm of visual arts. She is a videographer and animator, with a masters in biology. She is a documentarian and science fiction writer, with accolades in screen writing.Rock Doves is an experimental video of our urban spirit animal, the pigeon. Gaze upon this bird, not as a blight, but as one of our few connections to nature in New York City. The short incorporates live footage with mixed media paintings and puppetry.
Miss C Spot, wing-making workshop
The lovely Miss C Spot of C Spot Designs, a Dumbo-based wearable art company, will lead a wing-making class for kids and adults. Miss C Spot is a co-founder of the Fairy Brigade, a non-profit non-sensical organization of urban fairies, hosting Wing-Making Workshops, Fairy Outings & Adventures and generally brigthening up everyone's lives with bubbles and glitter whenever possible. Please bring empty cereal boxes, if you have them, and a few dollars to donate for materials.
Kayti Bunny, hooping class & performance
Kayti "Bunny" Roberts is a professional hoop performer and teacher. She makes custom hoops, too, in kid and adult sizes--so you can pick up a shiny new hoop to play with at home (trust us, it's addictive).
Anonymous Ensemble is a Brooklyn based troupe of theatre artists, musicians, dancers and technicians. Founded in 2001, the ensemble has produced theatre in rock venues, theaters and festivals from Manhattan to Brisbane to Berlin to Edinburgh. AnEn cultivates a "rock show" dynamic between the performers and the audience by utilizing rocking live music, cutting edge electronic music, live video manipulation, web based mediums, dance, circus and drama.
Luminous Flux: a 3-day NYC video art event by Gemini & Scorpio at Galapagos Art Space, 16 Main St, Dumbo, Brooklyn