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Dial O for Operator

February 8th, 6-9pm
Icebox Project Space
One Night Only!

To Begin:  Call One of These Numbers






 The best way to start a phone conversation is to greet the other person politely and introduce yourself if you think the person doesn’t know who’s calling. You could say, for instance, “Good morning. This is Chad from Liberty Bank.” Break the ice with small talk, such as commenting on the weather or a recent sports game. Then, get to the point of the call by saying, “I’m calling to discuss”  (instructions from WikiHow)

New Boon(e) and Icebox Project Space present Dial O for Operator, which is the byproduct of some small talk concerning the future. For one night only at the Icebox Project Space, Thursday, February 8th 6-9pm, you will have a direct line to the members of New Boone. Using a mashup of live interaction and augmented reality our operators will be waiting to hear your questions about the coming year and will send you their predictions via phone and video in the Icebox Project Space. Having problems at work? Worried about tomorrow? A creative block? Dial O for operator!

Dial O for Operator will also be the release event for recorded predictions from January’s collaborative public project, Sound Affect. After February 8th all tracks will be available online for listening.

New Boon(e) is a gallery and studio space located in Old City, Philadelphia. We are collective of emerging artists with more than a dozen members. We hope to engage the art community in Philadelphia through events such as artists exhibitions, movie nights, lectures, artist critiques and creative publications.

Sound Affect

Our sonic archive from January’s exhibition, Sound Affect, is now available for listening on our SoundCloud!

Click HERE to listen

Sound Affect, was a month-long project transforming the Icebox into a hybrid recording booth/observatory. The exhibition was focused on using sound as a means of predicting the future by addressing the coming year. During this time the Icebox was made available to anyone who was interested in contributing a sound, a song, spoken word, foot stomp, crash, or a whisper to the project.

We want to thank all of our participants for contributing:
Daniel J Pilger, Davelle Barnes, David Backer And Shelly Ronen, Dron, Em Smith, I Am Intisar, Ivan Boyko, J. Harrod, J. Thad Lutz, Jaison Smulkski, Jen Strick, 108 X 5 (Bells), Andrew Criss, Astia & Tantrum Tonic, Caitlin Bias, Chad States, Jermaine Jenkins, Josh Agran, Joy O. Ude, Juile Beth, Katie Hubell And Jerry Kaba, Logan Cryer, Lydia Smith, LZ RN, Matthew Smith Lee, Megan, Meghan Barwick, Michael Secor, Mike Bullock, Nick Stahl, Pan, Patricia Moss – Vreeland, Penelope Long, Phil, Richelle Kota, S, Sarah Mirk, Sarah Muehlbauer, Steve, Svetlana Dali And Leonard Green, Tim Tracy,Tina Plokarz And Julia Staples, Tom Rivers, TR7, William Felinski, Ricky, Taylor B, members from Fleisher’s Teen Lounge, Dan Malloy, Michelle Oosterbaan, Zack Simonson, Addison, Jacob C. Hammes, Elliot Wattenberger, Teisa Ramsey, Michaela Mink, Anton Afonsky, Cachel Kriebel, V. Yoder, Angela, Klunt, Leah McGlone, Olivia C. Williams, Juli Snyder, Gérardine Aldamar, Mary Henjes, Ayde, Erin Morse, Micheal, and J + J.

We’re still processing and uploading some files, so stay tuned for more! 

Semi-Transparent, 2016 (still), courtesy of the artist

Announcing the Icebox 2018 Video Residency, Lisa Marie Patzer!

The Icebox Project Space is pleased to support local video artist Lisa Marie Patzer as the recipient of its 2018 Video Residency. The video residency program, entering its inaugural year, is intended to provide financial, technical, and consulting support for an artist to create a new work that utilizes the gallery’s unique multi-media projection system. Patzer is a Philadelphia-based video, web, and new media artist whose work deals with topics at the intersection of technology, identity politics, and the public sphere. During her residency, Patzer will work closely with the technical and spatial offerings of the gallery to create a new site specific video installation titled, “A Reasonable Expectation of Privacy.” Looking at the history of technological advances in surveillance and Supreme Court rulings on the Fourth Amendment, this project will engage the audience to question what is a reasonable expectation of privacy in the 21st century.

Semi-Transparent, 2016 (still), courtesy of the artist

The Icebox Project Space – Sound Residency Series

The Icebox is hosting sound-based artists within the space for periods between a few hours and up to 6 weeks, with a focus on experimentation and exploration of the unique acoustic properties of the Icebox (formerly an enormous walk-in freezer, which accounts for some of its unusual characteristics). At the end of each residency, the Icebox will release a track online.


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The Icebox Project Space is pleased to announce the 20/92 Video Festival Call for 2018.  DEADLINE : February 19th.

Past Events and Exhibitions

Distance≠Time, image by Neighboring States

Distance≠Time, was an immersive multimedia exhibition featuring the efforts of two collectives that investigated relationships between science and the self: the Dr. Pawel Norway Dream Machine, an interactive installation and performance by the Culture Industry Dot Club, and Time Camp 001, artworks, multimedia workshops, and lectures by the Black Quantum Futurism. This five-week exhibition ran from September 6th to October 14th and featured interactive performances, lectures and a panel discussion.

Distance≠Time, image by Neighboring States


Human Festival 01, October 21st 

Human Festival was a wide-view compendium of contemporary practices at the intersections of Experimental Music, Performance Art, Dance, Publishing and Visual Arts; both Nationally and Internationally. Human Festival seeks to utilize the hallowed structures of these aforementioned modes to hold a space in which art can be intimate, responsive and mischievous; a generous laboratory without partition.
Organized by Jim Strong

I have been in the tutor at Human Festival 01

Antonia at Human Festival 01

Maddie Hewitt at Human Festival 01