As some of you may know I have been working on a collaborative performance piece off and on now for the past eight or so months. After various periods of down time and breaks in our creative process, Talya and I are finally ready to premier our new work; Masturbation Remote as part of the Bushwick Site Fest this Sunday afternoon March 6th at 3:30 pm.
Masturbation Remote is a first time collaboration between Talya and I and we are very excited to be sharing it with all of you. Here is a short paragraph about the work:
Masturbation Remote is a trio involving one male, one female, and an obsolete television which receives only static signals. The two performers, like the constantly searching television, exist in states of confusion, longing, and uselessness. There is a continual power struggle between the three in attempts to find balance and understanding between the immediate given circumstances and the endless possibilities of the unknown.
The Bushwick Site Festival is sponsored by Arts In Bushwick and is in its third year. It is only one of the fantastic neighborhood wide art festivals that happen over the course of the year and the only one solely dedicated to performance. Arts In Bushwick and the events they throw are in many ways the heart and soul of the Bushwick arts community, keeping an important focus on community in a neighborhood that is quickly changing.
The Site Fest functions around five “hub spaces” that all show various work all weekend, but the festival also includes performances at a number of “satellite spaces” (apartments, studios, street corners, galleries etc) scattered throughout the neighborhood. There is an amazing unified feeling that the festival evokes and it is rare in New York City for this much multidisciplinary work to be shown and attended in celebration not only of the art on display, but also of the neighborhood that is housing it.
The entire festival is free and run by volunteers. It is a true gift to not only the neighborhood of Bushwick, but also to the borough of Brooklyn and on a greater scale, the city of New York.
We look forward to you sharing this very special event with us. See you round the hood!
Date: Sunday March 6th
Location: The Bushwick Starr 207 Starr Street (Between Wykoff and Irving, right down the street from the Jefferson L Train Stop)
Photos by Ryan Mekenian