Icebox Project Space

September 6th through October 14th
Opening Reception: September 14 6-9pm

The Icebox Project Space is pleased to announce Distance≠Time, an immersive multimedia exhibition featuring the efforts of two collectives that investigate 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 runs from September 6th to October 14th and will feature opening and closing receptions, interactive performances, lectures and a panel discussion.

Throughout the duration of the show, objects and artifacts will be on display from both collectives, including user-activated stations for dream analysis from the Dr. Pawel Norway Dream Machine and juried submissions for Time Camp 001, selected by Rasheedah Phillips. Please join us at our receptions for the artists, or visit us weekly, Wednesday through Saturday, 12-6pm.


Show runs September 6th to October 12, Wednesdays through Saturdays, 12:00 – 6:00 pm.

September 8 6:30 – 7:15, 8:00 – 9:30 pm: Dr. Pawel Norway Dream Machine performances
September 9 7:30 – 9:30 pm: Dream Dance Party, Dr. Pawel Norway performance, panel discussion with David Serlin
September 14 6-9pm: Distance≠Time opening reception
September 30 11:30-6:45pm: Time Camp 001
October 1 12:30-6pm: Time Camp 001
October 12 6-9pm: Closing reception

Time Camp 001 exhibiting artists: Amy Lee Ketchum, Blache Marie and Rose F., Darian Longmire, Dash, Laura Deutch and Katya Gorker, Euca, Graupy, Kaitlin Pomerantz, Keith Lemley, Marcelline Mandeng, M. Asli Dukan, M. Mohamed, Nadahada, Oji, Ras Cutlass, Razan AlSalah, Redeem Pettaway, Richard R. Ross and Robert A. Young, Risha Rox, Sydney Cain, Sara Zia Ebrahimi and Gralin Hughes, Ytasha L. Womack, Judith Sönnicken and Zein Nakhoda.

Presenters / Workshop / Performers: Kendra Krueger and Alex Harsley, Blache Marie and Rose, Angie Holiday, Nickelangelo, Sapphire Woods, Nathan Fried, Maggie Lily, Matt Kalasky, Jazmyn Burton, Molina Speaks, Asia Dorsey, Sheree LoveMestiza Brown, Interminable, Moor Mother, and Solarized.

Time Camp 001 is a ticketed event:

Exhibition made possible through the generous support of Penn Treaty Special Services District

The Pawel Norway Dream Machine is supported in part by the Humanities Arts and Research Program at Michigan State University.

Culture Industry Dot Club is:

Culture Industry Dot Club is at once a domain name and the name of a collective. It is a dynamic assemblage of artist-researchers engaged with emergent media practices and deep historical and theoretical research. While the thematic foci of our projects vary, at the core of our research and practice is a ruthless effort to critique (much like the Frankfurt school, the progenitors of our namesake) the dominant ideology of our time, which is embedded within every consumer technology and media experience. Working under Culture Industry Dot Club’s mission, Sofie Elana Hodara, Gabi Schaffzin, and Zachary Kaiser have designed the Dr. Pawel Norway Dream Machine experience to explore the repercussions of this ideology on the subconscious.

Sofie Hodara is a Boston-based multimedia artist, designer, and educator; she creates provocative non-utilitarian experiences using visual design practices. Gabi Schaffzin is pursuing his PhD in Art History with an Art Practice concentration at the University of California San Diego. His art and research consider the visual representation of pain and illness in a technologically mediated world dominated by a privileging of data over all else. Zachary Kaiser is Assistant Professor of Graphic Design and Experience Architecture at Michigan State University. Focusing primarily on user experience design, his research interrogates design as a practice that is defined by the planning of a course of action to change an “existing” situation into a “preferred” one, by critiquing the systems and structures of power that determine both “existing” and “preferred.” This investigation questions the ontological implications of computational mediation within neoliberal governmentality.

Black Quantum Futurism is:

Black Quantum Futurism Collective (BQF) is a multidisciplinary collaboration between Camae Ayewa (Rockers!; Moor Mother) and Rasheedah Phillips (The AfroFuturist Affair; Metropolarity) exploring the intersections of futurism, creative media, DIY-aesthetics, and activism in marginalized communities through an alternative temporal lens. They weave science fiction realities with african concepts of time, ritual and sound to present innovative works that offer practical ways to escape time loops, oppression vortexes and the digital matrix. BQF Collective has created a number of community-based events and workshops, socially engaged art projects, experimental music projects, zine series, and two self-published anthologies of experimental essays on time and temporality. BQF is a 2017 Pew Fellow, 2017 Center for Emerging Visual Artists Fellow, 2016 A Blade of Grass Fellow, and has presented, exhibited, or performed at Stony Island Arts Bank, WORM! Rotterdam, Live Worms Gallery, Temple Contemporary, and more. BQF is the creator of the North Philly-based Community Futures Lab project.



Human Festival 01
 October 21st 5-11 pm
Ami Yamasaki (JAPAN)
Tavishi (VA)
I have been in the tutor (RI)
Cameron Shafii (CA)
Memory Foam (RI)
Gabi Losoncy
David Wesley Sutton / LXV
Maddie Hewitt

Video Installation by Jim Strong

Suggested donation $5-20 no one turned away for lack of funds / anything helps / all money goes to the artists / thank you for supporting Human Festival.



Too often artists are asked to submit and exhibit with no compensation. The Icebox will offer a $500 stipend to a selected artist, to be used at their discretion, with the aim of completing and screening of a new video work in the Icebox, Spring 2018.

Deadline: October 29th, applicants to be notified early November

To be considered:

Send an email to, including
– Include 2018 video commission in the subject line
– 2 relevant work samples (Vimeo, Youtube, website links)
– A project description (no more than 300 words, include why this should screen at the Icebox)

Icebox Project Space projection system info

1026×768   2622×768
north wall   east wall
26x20ft       72x20ft

Files: Windows Media (DirectShow) or QuickTime-compatible format
Video Residency includes access to the Icebox Project Space and technical support.

The Icebox Project Space is proud to announce its 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 and at the end of 2016, we intend to compile the tracks onto an LP, as a sonic document.

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