MANIFESTATION III Opening June 10th

Thisisnotashop:The Lighthouse Project presents:

DIFFERENCE ENGINE MANIFESTATION III

VENUE

Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center, 107 Suffolk Street, Lower East Side, New York City

DATES & TIMES

June 10- 18, 2011 open daily 3.30pm-7pm, Opening: Friday, June 10 7-11pm, (BLOODYENDS live at 9.30pm)

Curated by Jessamyn Fiore and Victoria Keddie

Direct from Ireland, Difference Engine is an evolving serial exhibition, and a model of autonomous artist curation, by artists Gillian Lawler, Wendy Judge, Jessica Foley, Mark Cullen & Gordon Cheung. Each Manifestation of Difference Engine is based upon an ongoing collaboration, a kind of ‘Jamming’, between the artists. The result yields engaging experimental exhibitions combining installation, video, painting, sculpture and writing.

MANIFESTATION III will also see the first articulation of D.E. Chronicles, a serialized publication to accompany (but not represent) the Difference Engine exhibitions. D.E. Chronicles: Episode.

Difference Engine:MANIFESTATION III will include a program of live readings and performance, featuring the Irish band BLOODYENDS, and workshops by the artists will run concurrently, promoting audience engagement and creative response.  A night of auditory performances by New York based artists in response to Difference Engine will conclude the show.

Saturday June 11- Sun June 12 : Artist Workshop led by Jessica Foley & Jessamyn Fiore.


Wednesday June 15:
The Literary Event: an evening of live readings featuring Irish authors curated by Belinda McKeon. 6.30pm-9pm.

Friday June 17 : The Closing Event: An Audible Response

New York artists respond to Difference Engine through live text, story telling, sound, performance and music. 7pm-10.30pm. With Rachelle Rahme, Sarah Halpern, Zac Layton, Dana Bell, and more! This exhibition is part of Thisisnotashop: The Lighthouse Project, a series that presents contemporary Irish art in New York City and promotes cross cultural creative exchange and collaboration curated by Jessamyn Fiore and Victoria Keddie. This exhibition is generously supported by Culture Ireland and is a part of Imagine Ireland 2011

The CSV Cultural Center is located at 107 Suffolk Street, between Rivington Street and Delancey Street, on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. By train: Take the F train to Delancey Street or J , M , or Z to Essex Street. Walk to Suffolk Street, make a left.

Telephone: Sean Flanigan, CSV Facility Manager  (212) 2604080

Email: Light8house@gmail.comjessamyn@thisisnotashop.com

Proudly sponsored by Culture Ireland, Thisisnotashop and the Lighthouse Project.

 

MANIFESTATION III @ CSV New York, New York

Difference Engine supported by Culture Ireland & Imagine Ireland

thisisnotashop: The Lighthouse Project presents Difference Engine: MANIFESTATION III at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural & Educational Centre, New York City, 10 – 18th June 2011.

Difference Engine: MANIFESTATION III exhibits a tendency to fictionalize, seemingly squinting at reality through a half-cocked eye. The works establish a gravitational system of sorts between them, pulling the visitor in to their stories and forms…
A program of live performance, including BLOODYENDS, and workshops will run concurrently promoting audience engagement and creative response to the ideas presented. This exhibition is part of Thisisnotashop: The Lighthouse Project, a series that presents contemporary Irish art in New York City and promotes cross cultural creative exchange and collaboration.

Supported by Culture Ireland/Imagine Ireland 2011