January February March April May June July August September October November December
October 9, 2014 at 12:15 pm

MakerBot 3D Printing Demonstration

On Thursday, October 9 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm MakerBot will give a 3D printing demonstration and talk followed by a Q&A session. This demo will include a MakerBot company overview, a 3D printer demonstration, more on their retail stores, and information on how their printers work, with an overview of each printer. They will also share some customer use cases and great MakerBot stories. The event is free and open to the public.

The demonstration and talk are programming for the current Franklin Street Works exhibition It Narratives: The Movement of Objects as Information, which features, among other things, print on demand items, including several 3D prints. MakerBot is the official 3D printing sponsor of the show.

It Narratives explores the intersection between modern digital communications media and the traditional postal system. The artists in It Narratives find forms for everyday experiences of distance and time by reflecting on the way objects move through information networks. The exhibition is curated by New York-based guest curators Brian Droitcour and Zanna Gilbert. It is on view through November 9th at Franklin Street Works.

Exhibiting artists include: Greg Allen, Tyler Coburn, Tim Devin, Yevgeniy Fiks, Lukas Geronimas, Frank Heath, David Horvitz, Jean Keller, Alexandra Lerman, Kristin Lucas, Cat Mazza, Kristina Lee Podesva and Alan McConchie, Paul Soulellis, Emily Spivack, The Thread, Ehren Tool, Print All Over Me, Forms of Melancholy, Lance Wakeling, Roberto Winter.

About MakerBot:

MakerBot, a subsidiary of Stratasys Ltd., is leading the next industrial revolution by setting the standards in reliable and affordable desktop 3D printing. Founded in 2009, MakerBot sells desktop 3D printers to innovative and industry-leading customers worldwide, including engineers, architects, designers, educators and consumers. To learn more about MakerBot, visit www.makerbot.com.

October 18, 2014 at 4:00 pm

“It Narratives” Curator, Zanna Gilbert, Talks About Mail Art and Exhibiting Artist, Lance Wakeling, Screens Video

On Saturday, October 18, there is a talk by independent curator Zanna Gilbert and a video screening by artist Lance Wakeling in conjuction with the current exhibition It Narratives: The Movement of Objects as Information. The event is free and open to the public. The talk will be presented from 4:00 – 5:00 pm, followed by a refreshment intermission, and the screening from 6:00 -7:00 pm. Audiences are welcome to join for all or part, depending on their schedules and interests.

Zanna Gilbert will be discussing the history of mail art in relation to the themes of the current exhibition It Narratives: The Movement of Objects as Information (co-curated by Gilbert & Brian Droitcour). It Narratives explores the intersection between modern digital communications media and the traditional postal system.

Video artist Lance Wakeling, whose video A Tour of the AC-1 Transatlantic Submarine Cable is currently on view as part of It Narratives, will present excerpts from his trilogy of essay videos about the physicality of the network. Since 2011, Wakeling has been producing a series of video essays that explores the physical and social landscapes of the Internet.

It Narratives is on view through November 9th at Franklin Street Works. Participating artists include: Greg Allen, Tyler Coburn, Tim Devin, Yevgeniy Fiks, Lukas Geronimas, Frank Heath, David Horvitz, Jean Keller, Alexandra Lerman, Kristin Lucas, Cat Mazza, Kristina Lee Podesva and Alan McConchie, Paul Soulellis, Emily Spivack, The Thread, Ehren Tool, Print All Over Me, Forms of Melancholy, Lance Wakeling, Roberto Winter.

About the Curator: Zanna Gilbert is a postdoctoral fellow at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York and she holds a PhD from the University of Essex and Tate Research in the UK. Her research focuses on artists’ networks and the transnational circulation of art through the mail. She curated the exhibitions Felipe Ehrenberg: Works from the Tate Archive (2009), Intimate Bureaucracies: Art and the Mail (2011), Contested Games: Mexico 68’s Design Revolution (2012), and Edgardo Antonio Vigo: The Unmaker of Objects (MoMA, 2014).

About the Artist: Lance Wakeling (1980) lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. His recent films include “Views of a Former Verizon Building,” “Subida al cielo,” “A Tour of the AC-1 Transatlantic Submarine Cable,” and “Field Visits for Chelsea Manning,” which premiers late winter 2014. His artworks and videos have been shown at Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing; Supplement Gallery, London; NiMK, Amsterdam; The Woodmill, London; Import Projects, Berlin; Capricious Gallery, Brooklyn; and Future Gallery, Berlin.

 

October 23, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Artist Talk by Frank Heath

Exhibiting artist Frank Heath will give a talk in conjuction with the current exhibition “It Narratives: The Movement of Objects as Information.” The event is free and open to the public and will take place at Franklin Street Works Thursday, October 23rd from 7:00 – 8:30pm.

This event will begin with a screening of a short video work by artist Frank Heath, titled “Asymptomatic Carrier” (2013). The video focuses on a defunct quarantine hospital on North Brother Island, the frequently overlooked next-door neighbor of Randall’s Island. “Asymptomatic Carrier” was featured earlier this year as part of the program “A Tale of Two Islands” by High Line Art, in New York, NY.

This video reflects some of the themes of Heath’s Bcc works, in which sculpture components are mailed to defunct locales on New York’s lesser-known islands. Sculptures and photographs from Heath’s Bcc series are on view as part of Franklin Street Works’ current group exhibition “It Narratives: The Movement of Objects as Information. Heath will be in conversation with one of the show’s curators, Zanna Gilbert, to discuss these works within the wider context of his practice.