Icebox Project Space
This week at the Icebox Project Space
Monday – Crane Arts building closed
Tuesday – Crane Arts building closed
Wednesday – Closed for Kali Yuga Zoo Brigade installation
Thursday – Closed for Kali Yuga Zoo Brigade installation
Friday – Closed for Kali Yuga Zoo Brigade installation
Saturday – Closed for Kali Yuga Zoo Brigade installation
Sunday – Crane Arts building closed
Kali Yuga Zoo Brigade Presents:
STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE / SIGNAL GHOST / SATURNALIA
Opening Evening and Performance: Thursday, August 13th, 6 pm – 10 pm Closing Evening and Special Performance: Saturday, August 22nd, 2 pm – 10 pm
From August 13th through the 22nd, the Icebox Project Space will be hosting the contemporary artist group Kali Yuga Zoo Brigade, a self-described band of artists, musicians, and culture saboteurs – a most serious collective of pranksters-cum-activists. The exhibition, STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE / SIGNAL GHOST / SATURNALIA, will be an occupation with the objective to establish a Temporary Autonomous Zone – an exercise in scaled suzerainty. The Brigade will compose an installation on site of various carnivalesque and ritual- and performance-centered spatial objects. The exhibition will feature in part the public debut of the Brigade’s WINVASION video project, to be accompanied live on the opening evening of Thursday, August 13th by an ensemble of musicians featuring the Brigade and an assortment of invited guests who will perform a continuous improvised group sound action from approximately 7 until 10 pm. Saturday the 22nd will feature a series of performances and sound projects by various Philadelphia based musicians and artists in a carnival atmosphere running from approximately 2 – 10 pm. The Brigade will be conducting various actions throughout the day.
Formed in late 2011, the Brigade is a small organization dedicated to the direct action of untrammeled creative expression. Hailing from a variety of backgrounds, individual members pursue independent enterprises but come together when opportunity arises to manifest beguiling circumstances at the confluence of art and performance in the public sphere. Having co-opted the structure of a military unit and transformed it into a vehicle of artistic action, they seek to draw even the most casual observers into their web of limitless freedom of thought and the thrilling psychic terrain it makes accessible to all. While dominant trends in contemporary art practice have skewed heavily into critical theory and practice, they engage the world and its occupants outside of hyper-intellectualized frameworks. The show will continue through much of August but be sure to join us on August 13th for Second Thursday, and on August 22nd for a special performance.
Feeding Speculation: Annual Predictive Texts
Feeding Speculation is a publication recently released by Tim Belknap and Ryan McCartney, the directors of the Icebox Project Space. At the start of 2015, the Icebox Project Space approached several friends with a simple idea: share a meal with someone, and over the course of conversation arrive at a prediction for the coming week, year, decade or more. A number of people participated, sitting down to dinner with friends, significant others, and family members, whether over a homecooked meal or out at a restaurant. The gamut of ideas that arose from these conversations ranged from predictions for the next day to far into the future, from projections for one’s own life to musings on the fate of the entire world. These predictions were then put into this publication, Feeding Speculation: Annual Predictive Texts, which was released at the Second Thursday of February 2015.
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Events & Performances:
August 13th: Kali Yuga Zoo Brigade‘
Come join us on August’s 2nd Thursday for a special event as part of a cumulative exhibit in the Icebox by the contemporary artist group Kali Yuga Zoo Brigade, a self-described enthusiastic band of artist-musician-culture saboteurs – a most serious collective of prankster/activists. Hailing from a variety of backgrounds, individual members pursue independent enterprises but come together when opportunity arises to manifest beguiling circumstances at the confluence of art and performance in the public sphere. Having co-opted the structure of a military unit and transformed it into a vehicle of artistic action, we seek to draw even the most casual observers into our web of limitless freedom of thought and the thrilling psychic terrain it makes accessible to all. In a world where contemporary art practices trend towards critical theory and practice, Kali Yuga Zoo Brigade engages the world and its occupants outside of hyper-intellectualized frameworks.
August 28th: Performance by Jesus Benavente
Jesus Benavente is an artist working largely out of New York City. He has performed in both solo and group shows in New York, Texas, and Los Angeles, among other places. Please join us for what promises to be an incredible one-night performance.
6/13 and 6/14
Presented by Inliquid: Art For the Cash Poor
4/1 – 4/26
Victory for Tyler
3/12 – 3/14
20/92 Open Video Call: Juried by Alex Da Corte
3/7 8pm. $10 / $7 students
Presented by Philadelphia Sound Forum and the Icebox Project Space:Tim Feeney and Seth Cluett
12/11 – 12/19
Unknown Territory: New Art From The Hacktory
I Feel Love: Chad States
The Big Bang Project: Ezra Masch
11/3 – 11/14
hold it, control: Meg Foley and J Louise Makary
Begin Where You Are