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A weekly compendium of mostly Brooklyn-based art things. SIGNAL GALLERY: 'IRIS' — AIDAN KOCH & 'DRILL' — MADELINE HOLLANDER In Madeline Hollander's 'Drill', dancers move through evacuation procedures outlined by universities, airplanes, movie theaters, and other vulnerable public spaces: inflatable airplane evacuation slides hang from the ceiling and provide an ominous structure for dancers. Paintings by Aidan Koch echo the maze—her lady-Gorey drawings give painful spatial awareness to damaged, elusive psyches. Performances: every Saturday & Sunday 1:00PM — 6:00PM through...
If you want to get an idea of how well jokes about "Brooklyn" travel—at least within the monoculture of well-educated, unattached, media-savvy urban postcollegiates, I can't really speak for the rest of Earth—look no further than Fort Tilden, which won the grand prize of the narrative jury at the 2014 SXSW Film Festival. The first feature from cowriters and directors Sarah-Violet Bliss and Charles Rogers, the film wrings bitter laughs from the foibles of...
Summertime marks the ultimate release: A release from crappy weather, a release from frumpy clothes, and if you're really lucky, a release from normal working hours. But New York City, while usually the optimal playground for anyone looking to escape the confines of their crappy apartment, becomes a hot, congested, smelly mess once the temperatures start to rise. Wearing open-toed shoes in the city streets presents a risk only the truly brave can assume, due to...
If you weren't able to get tickets to BAM's screening of Do the Right Thing on Sunday, well, that's too bad! But there is something else that you can do, something culturally relevant, and that is go see the undeniably legendary Patti Smith and the undeniably ubiquitous James Franco read poetry on Fort Tilden beach.  As part of Rockaway!, a (totally free!) public arts initiative put together by the Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy (JBRPC), Smith and Franco...

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