12.02.2003

AS A SATELLITE >> Rés do Chão

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http://www.americas-society.org/as/art/satellite.html

Rés do Chão’s project for AS A SATELLITE, titled Açucar Invertido II, is held at a live/work loft space in Williamsburg during the course of 40 days. As part of Açucar Invertido II, Rés do Chão has organized real-time video streaming/screenings, performances, interventions in the public space, exhibitions, and a number of public programs. A number of these events and programs were planned and scheduled in advance (Program Calendar, below). However, during the 40-day period, some events of Açucar Invertido II will take place spontaneously; certain programs will be organized or realized without prior announcement; and several other projects might just happen, by chance, or by accident.
Açucar Invertido II involves dozens of artists and cultural producers from Brazil and abroad, many which will be visiting New York City—and staying at Rés do Chão’s loft in Williamsburg—at different times throughout the 40-day program schedule. Other artists who will not be present have been (and will continue) sending their projects or instructions from abroad.
AS A SATELLITE >>Rés do Chão
71 North 7th Street, Brooklyn, New York
Directions: Take L train to Bedford stop in Brooklyn. The loft is located between Wythe and Kent Streets in Williamsburg.
Hours: 6:00-8:00 p.m. on days when programs take place. The loft is closed to the public on days that are not listed on the program calendar or on days when there are Performances in Public Spaces. You can also visit the loft by appointment. To schedule an appointment, call (212) 277-8339.
Program Calendar
Details of events, performances, live video stream/screenings, and exhibitions (i.e. works on display) of Açucar Invertido II are explained below. Exhibitions are always on view on days when other programs take place. Some programs take place on television, radio, and the internet.
Tuesday, December 2-3
Arrival + Activating New Connections
Thursday, December 4
LV Arte é o caralho (Marcelo Cucco and Carine Cadilho)
EX Various projects on display
Friday, December 5
LV Vendo Frases Feitas (Artur Leandro)
EX Various projects on display
Saturday, December 6
LV O Inusitado (Romano)
EX Various projects on display
Sunday, December 7
LV PCC MIRIM (Tato Teixeira and Alexandre Sá)
EX Various projects on display
Monday, December 8
EV What is Rés do Chão?! Presentation by Edson Barrus at New York University
EX Various projects on display
Tuesday, December 9
LV Cremme Cucco (Marcelo Cucco and Carine Cadilho)
EX Various projects on display
Wednesday, December 10
LV Tokyo>New York. From Here From Now (Rachel Rosalen and Marit Lindberg)
EV 16 Beaver presents Wael Shawky (Alexandria, Egypt)
EX Various projects on display
Thursday, December 11
LV deniSEE (Daniela Mattos)
EX Various projects on display
Friday, December 12
LV Acústico Vaginal (Carmem Riquelme)
EX Various projects on display
Saturday, December 13
LV O Inusitado (Romano)
EX Various projects on display
Sunday, December 14
LV Filix Jair ou FxJ (Filix Jair)
EX Various projects on display
Tuesday, December 16
LV Canal Vaginal Contemporaneo (Carmem Requelme)
PF Blind Date… (Angela Freiberger)
EX Various projects on display
Wednesday, December 17
LV Tertulia Gauchesca (Luiza Guimaraes)
PF Blind Date… (Angela Freiberger)
EX Various projects on display
Friday, December 19, 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
EV Extended Hours with DJ dap
PF Blind Date… (Angela Freiberger)
PF To Ogum and Oxalá (Tato Teixeira)
LV Goiânia>New York. What you know about us. What we know about you. (Marco da Costa Brava and Mariana Marcassa)
EX Various projects on display
Saturday, December 20-26
PS Sound Bikes (Grupo Urucum)
EX Various projects on display
Saturday, December 27
LV O Inusitado (Romano)
LV Tokyo>New York. From Here From Now (Rachel Rosalem and others)
EX Various projects on display
Sunday, December 28
PF Tu Sempre (Yann Beauvais and Thomas Köner)
EX Various projects on display
Monday, December 29
PF Tu Sempre (Yann Beauvais and Thomas Köner)
EX Various projects on display
Thursday, January 1
PS Cavalcade in Manhattan (Grupo Empreza)
EX Various projects on display
Friday, January 2
EV Artist Keith Sanborn presents…
EX Various projects on display
Saturday, January 3
LV Comando Romano
PF CCC (Cecilia Cotrin)
PS Cavalcade in Manhattan (Grupo Empreza)
EX Various projects on display
Sunday, January 4-6
PS Cavalcade in Manhattan (Grupo Empreza)
EX Various projects on display
Wednesday, January 7
LV Tokyo>New York. From Here From Now (Rachel Rosalem)
EX Various projects on display
{ Section #1>>NEW HYPERLINK}
December 2, 2003 – January 10, 2004
AS A SATELLITE >>Rés do Chão
71 North 7th Street, Brooklyn, New York
Program Details of Açúcar Invertido II
EVENTS
What is Rés do Chão?!
A presentation by Edson Barrus, founder of Rés do Chão, and a discussion of the quarantine artistic projects Açucar Invertido I (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2002) and Açucar Invertido II (Brooklyn, New York, 2003-04). Organized by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, New York University. (In Portuguese with English translation.) This program will be held at New York University, King Juan Carlos Center, 53 Washington Square South. (December 8, 6:00-8:00 p.m.)
16 Beaver presents Wael Shawky
An artist talk by visiting artist Wael Shawky, who lives and works in Alexandria, Egypt. Wael will talk about his recent works and discuss his future projects. This program is organized by 16 Beaver, an artist-run independent initiative in New York City, and is hosted by Rés do Chão. (December 10, 7:00-9:00 p.m.)
Extended Hours (a.k.a. The Party)
After a couple of weeks into Açucar Invertido II, there will be various projects “accumulated” and on display at the loft, and a number of participating artists will be in residence. Join us for an evening reception with live-performances by artists and real-time video streaming. Dance to Brazilian tunes and other international mixes by DJ dap. Extended Hours is organized to coincide with the Williamsburg Gallery Association’s Third Friday of the Month. (December 19, 8:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.)
EXHIBITIONS
Boxes
Bruno Vieira, an artist based in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, invited artists, musicians, writers, and others to send their photos, projects, portfolios, videos, music, texts, or simply an empty package. Since mid-November 2003, materials were sent via postal mail to The Americas Society in packages no larger than 90 cm x 90 cm. The contents will be on display at Rés do Chão’s loft; if people sent instructions, Edson will complete these during his 40-day stay in New York City (a.k.a. the quarantine). Boxes for Rés do Chão, is a continuation of Vieira’s project for the Museu da Pampulha in Belo Horizonte.
Interferences
Grupo Los Valderramas, an artists’ collective formed in 2002, will be sending daily emails from São Paulo, Brazil with proposals for interventions in public spaces, descriptions of (fictitious) performances, and (counterfeit) documentation of the group’s happenings, all designed for or taking place in New York City.
Greenhouse Plants
The artist Camila Rocha, who currently resides in Finland, will send images of her latest works from the estufas [greenhouse] series. Camila has been working in this series for the last two years, creating over 3,000 new species and documenting these in her paintings.
Big Slip
This two-channel video installation by artist Cyríaco Lopes consists of Brazilian films portraying Americans and of American films portraying Brazilians; and a CD collection catalogued in four types: American musicians interpreting Brazilian music; Brazilian musicians interpreting American music; American and Brazilians playing in duo; and different versions of the internationally renowned Brazilian song Girl from Ipanema by Antonio Carlos Jobim.
Temple of Saint Dora of Chelsea
New York-based artist and writer, Rick Santos, will present a new work in the form of a temple to Saint Dora—the patron of gays, transvestites, and indocumentados [illegal immigrants]. When the installation is ready, devotes will be able to confess their secrets in a confessionary within the syncretic-temple of this postmodern saint.
Comings and Goings
Rio de Janeiro-based artist, Luiza Guimaraes, will be participating with various projects including a video streaming project from Rio de Janeiro and a series of performances. On view will be Luiza’s Comings and Goings, a series of 15 photographs exploring the movement and flux of cosmopolitan cities through their traffic, urban tunnels, and freeways.
Mousetraps
The carioca artist Tato Teixeira will also be participating in a number of ways in Rés do Chão’s Açúcar Invertido II, and will be in residence at the loft for most of the 40-day period. From Rio de Janeiro, he will do a live-streaming project (details below), and in New York City he will place 100 or more mousetraps at various locations, including at the loft (just in case!).
Two Cities
César de Barrus, based in Rio de Janeiro, will display documentation of his project Two Cities, where he uses discarded materials to design and produce city benches and similar furniture which he later places in existing playgrounds or in alternative sites to create new meeting points in the public space.
PERFORMANCES
Blind Date…
During her stay at the loft, artist Angela Freiberger will be performing a number of short-acts, among them, Blind Date, Pay Attention, Silence of the Innocent, Merengue, Un-tie-me, and Bath House. (December 15-January 10)
To Ogum and Óxala
Sound performances to the gods Ogum and Óxala by artist Tato Teixeira. (December 16 and 19)
Tu Sempre
A multi-media installation made in collaboration by the French artist and filmmaker Yann Beauvais, made in collaboration with the Berlin-based media artist Thomas Köner, which centers on the AIDS crisis as represented in the 1980s and 1990s. Tu Sempre was first realized in 2001 by Yann Beauvais, and produced by La Criée, centre d’art contemporain, Rennes, France. In 2002, Yann Beauvais and The Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France commissioned the sound work to Thomas Köner. (December 28 and 29)
CCC
The first of the performance-based works of art historian and curator Cecilia Cotrin for Açucar Invertido II consists of cooking and regularly serving hot soups for the artists and the visiting public at the loft, where she will also be residing; before traveling to New York, she will serve cold soups for the public of Rés do Chão in Rio de Janeiro (December 15, details below). In her Diario do Campo II, Cecilia will document the events and experiences of Açucar Invertido II, and will collect relevant materials of the project, its processes and outcomes. (January 3)
PERFORMANCES/PUBLIC SPACE
Sound Bikes
Grupo Urucum, an artist collective from Amapã, Brazil, has proposed a daily bike-ride for the course of a week in Williamsburg and at other neighborhoods in New York City. It’s winter, and too cold for them to come and bike, so they have asked other participating artists who will be residing at the loft to equip their bikes with boom-boxes playing Brazilian versions of tacky American music, and hit the streets for about 3 hours a day. No holiday jingles in the music list, sorry. (December 19-26)
Cavalcade in Manhattan…
Grupo Empreza, an artists collective founded in 2001 in Goiânia, Brazil, will be in New York City performing: Cavalcade in Manhattan, subway rides wearing steer masks; Golden Drawings on sidewalks and parks; Lip-stretchers, dinning at restaurants with (ouch!) inter-connected lip-stretchers linking the members; and, Lambelambe, consisting of placing posters in the facades of apartment buildings or at touristy points, with phrases like “Here lives a philosopher” or “Everything that I see belongs to me.” You might catch Grupo Empreza performing on your way to work, or while chilling at your favorite restaurant. (January 1-10)
LIVE VIDEO STREAM/SCREENING
Rio de Janeiro>New York
Although Rés do Chão will be temporarily operating from the loft, their space in Rio de Janeiro will continue hosting artists and projects. The scheduled events, programs, and performances, part of Açucar Invertido II but taking place in Rio de Janeiro will be streamed in real time to the loft: Arte é o caralho by Marcelo Cucco and Carine Cadilho (December 4); Vendo Frases Feitas by Artur Leandro (December 5); O Inusitado by Romano (December 6, 13, 20, 27 and January 3); PCC MIRIM by Tato Teixeira and Alexandre Sá (December 7); Cremme Cucco by Marcelo Cucco and Carine Cadilho (December 9); daniSEE by Daniela Mattos (December 11); Acústico Vaginal by Carmem Riquelme (December 12); Filix Jair ou FxJ by Filix Jair (December 14); CCC by Cecilia Cotrin (December 15); Canal Vaginal Contemporaneo by Carmem Riquelme (December 16); Tertulia Gauchesca by Luiza Guimaraes (December 17).
Tokyo>New York
From Here From Now
Rachel Rosalen, a Brazilian artist who is currently living in Tokyo, Japan, will present a real-time streaming of From Here From Now, a project incorporating erotic and political images and text (January 7). Two other transmissions, organized by Rachel, will also include the work of Swedish artist Marit Lindberg (December 10) and performance artists in Tokyo (December 27).
Brasilia>New York
What you know about us. What we know about you.
Artists Marco da Costa Brava and Mariana Marcassa will organize a gathering in the Edificio Porto Rico in Goiânia, Brazil, where they live, inviting residents of the building, neighbors and others. This gathering is a performance that will occur simultaneously with Extended Hours in New York (details above), where it will be transmitted in real-time. (December 19)
BROADCAST
TV = Videos Brasileros
Agente Dupla://, which operates in Rio de Janeiro since 2002, has curated a video program with works by dozens of Brazilian artists. Videos range from the 1970s to the present. The Manhattan Neighborhood Network Television (MNN) and the Brooklyn Community Access Television (BCAT) will transmit this video program. Agente Dupla:// is an independent initiative founded and run by Daniela Mattos and Ricardo Basbaum that organizes events with the objective of creating critical discussions about contemporary art and culture. (For schedule and channel information, please visit this website regularly)
RADIO = For Live Constructions
Radio programs at WKCR 89.9 FM (New York City) with Yan Beauvais, Keith Sanborn, Edson Barrus, Pablo Vivaqua, and Romano hosted by Federico Marulanda in his program Live Constructions. (January 2 and 9, 10:00 p.m.)
INTERNET = www.filixjair.blogspot.com
Log-on to this internet blog of Filix Jair, a composer and artist who has experiences and authored a number of successes and failures. He resides in Rio de Janeiro, and his blog discusses surrounding sounds, noise, and similar aural and visual disruptions. (Ongoing)
MORE…
Parangoles Arquitectonicos
Rio de Janerio artist, Vandir Govea has been realizing interventions on public buildings and art institutions using construction safety plastic nets as his primary material; he also photographs buildings under construction. For Açucar Invertido II, Vandir has made a series of postcards images of these situations, which he calls Parangoles Arquitectonicos. Free at the loft and at selected locations while supplies last.
Stickers
Among the many projects of Tato Teixeira for Açucar Invertido II are his stickers, which he will print, distribute or stick at various spots in New York City. These adhesive stickers will contain a word or phrase that will potentially draw relationships between passersby, the everyday, and their city.
“>December 2, 2003 – January 10, 2004
AS A SATELLITE >> Rés do Chão
71 North 7th Street, Brooklyn, New York
MORE INFO:
http://www.americas-society.org/as/art/satellite.html
Rés do Chão’s project for AS A SATELLITE, titled Açucar Invertido II, is held at a live/work loft space in Williamsburg during the course of 40 days. As part of Açucar Invertido II, Rés do Chão has organized real-time video streaming/screenings, performances, interventions in the public space, exhibitions, and a number of public programs. A number of these events and programs were planned and scheduled in advance (Program Calendar, below). However, during the 40-day period, some events of Açucar Invertido II will take place spontaneously; certain programs will be organized or realized without prior announcement; and several other projects might just happen, by chance, or by accident.
Açucar Invertido II involves dozens of artists and cultural producers from Brazil and abroad, many which will be visiting New York City—and staying at Rés do Chão’s loft in Williamsburg—at different times throughout the 40-day program schedule. Other artists who will not be present have been (and will continue) sending their projects or instructions from abroad.
AS A SATELLITE >>Rés do Chão
71 North 7th Street, Brooklyn, New York
Directions: Take L train to Bedford stop in Brooklyn. The loft is located between Wythe and Kent Streets in Williamsburg.
Hours: 6:00-8:00 p.m. on days when programs take place. The loft is closed to the public on days that are not listed on the program calendar or on days when there are Performances in Public Spaces. You can also visit the loft by appointment. To schedule an appointment, call (212) 277-8339.
Program Calendar
Details of events, performances, live video stream/screenings, and exhibitions (i.e. works on display) of Açucar Invertido II are explained below. Exhibitions are always on view on days when other programs take place. Some programs take place on television, radio, and the internet.
Tuesday, December 2-3
Arrival + Activating New Connections
Thursday, December 4
LV Arte é o caralho (Marcelo Cucco and Carine Cadilho)
EX Various projects on display
Friday, December 5
LV Vendo Frases Feitas (Artur Leandro)
EX Various projects on display
Saturday, December 6
LV O Inusitado (Romano)
EX Various projects on display
Sunday, December 7
LV PCC MIRIM (Tato Teixeira and Alexandre Sá)
EX Various projects on display
Monday, December 8
EV What is Rés do Chão?! Presentation by Edson Barrus at New York University
EX Various projects on display
Tuesday, December 9
LV Cremme Cucco (Marcelo Cucco and Carine Cadilho)
EX Various projects on display
Wednesday, December 10
LV Tokyo>New York. From Here From Now (Rachel Rosalen and Marit Lindberg)
EV 16 Beaver presents Wael Shawky (Alexandria, Egypt)
EX Various projects on display
Thursday, December 11
LV deniSEE (Daniela Mattos)
EX Various projects on display
Friday, December 12
LV Acústico Vaginal (Carmem Riquelme)
EX Various projects on display
Saturday, December 13
LV O Inusitado (Romano)
EX Various projects on display
Sunday, December 14
LV Filix Jair ou FxJ (Filix Jair)
EX Various projects on display
Tuesday, December 16
LV Canal Vaginal Contemporaneo (Carmem Requelme)
PF Blind Date… (Angela Freiberger)
EX Various projects on display
Wednesday, December 17
LV Tertulia Gauchesca (Luiza Guimaraes)
PF Blind Date… (Angela Freiberger)
EX Various projects on display
Friday, December 19, 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
EV Extended Hours with DJ dap
PF Blind Date… (Angela Freiberger)
PF To Ogum and Oxalá (Tato Teixeira)
LV Goiânia>New York. What you know about us. What we know about you. (Marco da Costa Brava and Mariana Marcassa)
EX Various projects on display
Saturday, December 20-26
PS Sound Bikes (Grupo Urucum)
EX Various projects on display
Saturday, December 27
LV O Inusitado (Romano)
LV Tokyo>New York. From Here From Now (Rachel Rosalem and others)
EX Various projects on display
Sunday, December 28
PF Tu Sempre (Yann Beauvais and Thomas Köner)
EX Various projects on display
Monday, December 29
PF Tu Sempre (Yann Beauvais and Thomas Köner)
EX Various projects on display
Thursday, January 1
PS Cavalcade in Manhattan (Grupo Empreza)
EX Various projects on display
Friday, January 2
EV Artist Keith Sanborn presents…
EX Various projects on display
Saturday, January 3
LV Comando Romano
PF CCC (Cecilia Cotrin)
PS Cavalcade in Manhattan (Grupo Empreza)
EX Various projects on display
Sunday, January 4-6
PS Cavalcade in Manhattan (Grupo Empreza)
EX Various projects on display
Wednesday, January 7
LV Tokyo>New York. From Here From Now (Rachel Rosalem)
EX Various projects on display
{ Section #1>>NEW HYPERLINK}
December 2, 2003 – January 10, 2004
AS A SATELLITE >>Rés do Chão
71 North 7th Street, Brooklyn, New York
Program Details of Açúcar Invertido II
EVENTS
What is Rés do Chão?!
A presentation by Edson Barrus, founder of Rés do Chão, and a discussion of the quarantine artistic projects Açucar Invertido I (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2002) and Açucar Invertido II (Brooklyn, New York, 2003-04). Organized by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, New York University. (In Portuguese with English translation.) This program will be held at New York University, King Juan Carlos Center, 53 Washington Square South. (December 8, 6:00-8:00 p.m.)
16 Beaver presents Wael Shawky
An artist talk by visiting artist Wael Shawky, who lives and works in Alexandria, Egypt. Wael will talk about his recent works and discuss his future projects. This program is organized by 16 Beaver, an artist-run independent initiative in New York City, and is hosted by Rés do Chão. (December 10, 7:00-9:00 p.m.)
Extended Hours (a.k.a. The Party)
After a couple of weeks into Açucar Invertido II, there will be various projects “accumulated” and on display at the loft, and a number of participating artists will be in residence. Join us for an evening reception with live-performances by artists and real-time video streaming. Dance to Brazilian tunes and other international mixes by DJ dap. Extended Hours is organized to coincide with the Williamsburg Gallery Association’s Third Friday of the Month. (December 19, 8:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.)
EXHIBITIONS
Boxes
Bruno Vieira, an artist based in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, invited artists, musicians, writers, and others to send their photos, projects, portfolios, videos, music, texts, or simply an empty package. Since mid-November 2003, materials were sent via postal mail to The Americas Society in packages no larger than 90 cm x 90 cm. The contents will be on display at Rés do Chão’s loft; if people sent instructions, Edson will complete these during his 40-day stay in New York City (a.k.a. the quarantine). Boxes for Rés do Chão, is a continuation of Vieira’s project for the Museu da Pampulha in Belo Horizonte.
Interferences
Grupo Los Valderramas, an artists’ collective formed in 2002, will be sending daily emails from São Paulo, Brazil with proposals for interventions in public spaces, descriptions of (fictitious) performances, and (counterfeit) documentation of the group’s happenings, all designed for or taking place in New York City.
Greenhouse Plants
The artist Camila Rocha, who currently resides in Finland, will send images of her latest works from the estufas [greenhouse] series. Camila has been working in this series for the last two years, creating over 3,000 new species and documenting these in her paintings.
Big Slip
This two-channel video installation by artist Cyríaco Lopes consists of Brazilian films portraying Americans and of American films portraying Brazilians; and a CD collection catalogued in four types: American musicians interpreting Brazilian music; Brazilian musicians interpreting American music; American and Brazilians playing in duo; and different versions of the internationally renowned Brazilian song Girl from Ipanema by Antonio Carlos Jobim.
Temple of Saint Dora of Chelsea
New York-based artist and writer, Rick Santos, will present a new work in the form of a temple to Saint Dora—the patron of gays, transvestites, and indocumentados [illegal immigrants]. When the installation is ready, devotes will be able to confess their secrets in a confessionary within the syncretic-temple of this postmodern saint.
Comings and Goings
Rio de Janeiro-based artist, Luiza Guimaraes, will be participating with various projects including a video streaming project from Rio de Janeiro and a series of performances. On view will be Luiza’s Comings and Goings, a series of 15 photographs exploring the movement and flux of cosmopolitan cities through their traffic, urban tunnels, and freeways.
Mousetraps
The carioca artist Tato Teixeira will also be participating in a number of ways in Rés do Chão’s Açúcar Invertido II, and will be in residence at the loft for most of the 40-day period. From Rio de Janeiro, he will do a live-streaming project (details below), and in New York City he will place 100 or more mousetraps at various locations, including at the loft (just in case!).
Two Cities
César de Barrus, based in Rio de Janeiro, will display documentation of his project Two Cities, where he uses discarded materials to design and produce city benches and similar furniture which he later places in existing playgrounds or in alternative sites to create new meeting points in the public space.
PERFORMANCES
Blind Date…
During her stay at the loft, artist Angela Freiberger will be performing a number of short-acts, among them, Blind Date, Pay Attention, Silence of the Innocent, Merengue, Un-tie-me, and Bath House. (December 15-January 10)
To Ogum and Óxala
Sound performances to the gods Ogum and Óxala by artist Tato Teixeira. (December 16 and 19)
Tu Sempre
A multi-media installation made in collaboration by the French artist and filmmaker Yann Beauvais, made in collaboration with the Berlin-based media artist Thomas Köner, which centers on the AIDS crisis as represented in the 1980s and 1990s. Tu Sempre was first realized in 2001 by Yann Beauvais, and produced by La Criée, centre d’art contemporain, Rennes, France. In 2002, Yann Beauvais and The Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France commissioned the sound work to Thomas Köner. (December 28 and 29)
CCC
The first of the performance-based works of art historian and curator Cecilia Cotrin for Açucar Invertido II consists of cooking and regularly serving hot soups for the artists and the visiting public at the loft, where she will also be residing; before traveling to New York, she will serve cold soups for the public of Rés do Chão in Rio de Janeiro (December 15, details below). In her Diario do Campo II, Cecilia will document the events and experiences of Açucar Invertido II, and will collect relevant materials of the project, its processes and outcomes. (January 3)
PERFORMANCES/PUBLIC SPACE
Sound Bikes
Grupo Urucum, an artist collective from Amapã, Brazil, has proposed a daily bike-ride for the course of a week in Williamsburg and at other neighborhoods in New York City. It’s winter, and too cold for them to come and bike, so they have asked other participating artists who will be residing at the loft to equip their bikes with boom-boxes playing Brazilian versions of tacky American music, and hit the streets for about 3 hours a day. No holiday jingles in the music list, sorry. (December 19-26)
Cavalcade in Manhattan…
Grupo Empreza, an artists collective founded in 2001 in Goiânia, Brazil, will be in New York City performing: Cavalcade in Manhattan, subway rides wearing steer masks; Golden Drawings on sidewalks and parks; Lip-stretchers, dinning at restaurants with (ouch!) inter-connected lip-stretchers linking the members; and, Lambelambe, consisting of placing posters in the facades of apartment buildings or at touristy points, with phrases like “Here lives a philosopher” or “Everything that I see belongs to me.” You might catch Grupo Empreza performing on your way to work, or while chilling at your favorite restaurant. (January 1-10)
LIVE VIDEO STREAM/SCREENING
Rio de Janeiro>New York
Although Rés do Chão will be temporarily operating from the loft, their space in Rio de Janeiro will continue hosting artists and projects. The scheduled events, programs, and performances, part of Açucar Invertido II but taking place in Rio de Janeiro will be streamed in real time to the loft: Arte é o caralho by Marcelo Cucco and Carine Cadilho (December 4); Vendo Frases Feitas by Artur Leandro (December 5); O Inusitado by Romano (December 6, 13, 20, 27 and January 3); PCC MIRIM by Tato Teixeira and Alexandre Sá (December 7); Cremme Cucco by Marcelo Cucco and Carine Cadilho (December 9); daniSEE by Daniela Mattos (December 11); Acústico Vaginal by Carmem Riquelme (December 12); Filix Jair ou FxJ by Filix Jair (December 14); CCC by Cecilia Cotrin (December 15); Canal Vaginal Contemporaneo by Carmem Riquelme (December 16); Tertulia Gauchesca by Luiza Guimaraes (December 17).
Tokyo>New York
From Here From Now
Rachel Rosalen, a Brazilian artist who is currently living in Tokyo, Japan, will present a real-time streaming of From Here From Now, a project incorporating erotic and political images and text (January 7). Two other transmissions, organized by Rachel, will also include the work of Swedish artist Marit Lindberg (December 10) and performance artists in Tokyo (December 27).
Brasilia>New York
What you know about us. What we know about you.
Artists Marco da Costa Brava and Mariana Marcassa will organize a gathering in the Edificio Porto Rico in Goiânia, Brazil, where they live, inviting residents of the building, neighbors and others. This gathering is a performance that will occur simultaneously with Extended Hours in New York (details above), where it will be transmitted in real-time. (December 19)
BROADCAST
TV = Videos Brasileros
Agente Dupla://, which operates in Rio de Janeiro since 2002, has curated a video program with works by dozens of Brazilian artists. Videos range from the 1970s to the present. The Manhattan Neighborhood Network Television (MNN) and the Brooklyn Community Access Television (BCAT) will transmit this video program. Agente Dupla:// is an independent initiative founded and run by Daniela Mattos and Ricardo Basbaum that organizes events with the objective of creating critical discussions about contemporary art and culture. (For schedule and channel information, please visit this website regularly)
RADIO = For Live Constructions
Radio programs at WKCR 89.9 FM (New York City) with Yan Beauvais, Keith Sanborn, Edson Barrus, Pablo Vivaqua, and Romano hosted by Federico Marulanda in his program Live Constructions. (January 2 and 9, 10:00 p.m.)
INTERNET = www.filixjair.blogspot.com
Log-on to this internet blog of Filix Jair, a composer and artist who has experiences and authored a number of successes and failures. He resides in Rio de Janeiro, and his blog discusses surrounding sounds, noise, and similar aural and visual disruptions. (Ongoing)
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Parangoles Arquitectonicos
Rio de Janerio artist, Vandir Govea has been realizing interventions on public buildings and art institutions using construction safety plastic nets as his primary material; he also photographs buildings under construction. For Açucar Invertido II, Vandir has made a series of postcards images of these situations, which he calls Parangoles Arquitectonicos. Free at the loft and at selected locations while supplies last.
Stickers
Among the many projects of Tato Teixeira for Açucar Invertido II are his stickers, which he will print, distribute or stick at various spots in New York City. These adhesive stickers will contain a word or phrase that will potentially draw relationships between passersby, the everyday, and their city.

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