Program Announcement

Ten Years Alive on the Infinite Plain

Sat, August 31, 2013 to Sat, October 26, 2013

In Fall 2013, ISSUE Project Room celebrates its ten year anniversary with Ten Years Alive on the Infinite Plain— a two-month festival revisiting seminal past projects and initiating new relationships with over 60 emerging and established artists working across and between the disciplines of sound, dance, film, performance, and literature. Across 24 performances August 31 - October 26, the festival both reflects upon the last ten years and looks towards the future, as ISSUE prepares to occupy a newly-renovated historic theater in Downtown Brooklyn.

Since its inception in 2003 under the vision of late Founder Suzanne Fiol, ISSUE has evolved from a small East Village garage to an internationally-recognized leader for fostering experimental cross-disciplinary performance. Across 10 years of programming, music- and sound-based practices have served as the essential core of ISSUE’s programming, with explorations of language, theory, movement, and image folded into the overarching examination of innovative sonic art.



Ten Years Alive on the Infinite Plain is made possible, in part, by “Lead Presenter” support from Robert Bielecki and HBO; “Festival Sponsor” support from Robert Longo, Margo Somma & John Hamilton, and Sixpoint Brewery; with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; with the support of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; with the support of the Casement Fund, Ltd.; and with the support of ISSUE Project Room’s Members. Media Partners: Bomb, Brooklyn Rail.

Event

CANCELLED! Peter Jefferies

Wed, October 1, 2014 - 8:00pm

CANCELLED! Peter Jefferies helmed legendary New Zealand post-punk acts Nocturnal Projections and This Kind of Punishment through the 80s. His earthy baritone weaves between stripped-down piano and guitar, pulling in listeners to the deep pastoral life of his music.

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The Legend of Mothman & Spookhaus Apokalypse!

Sat, October 4, 2014 - 3:00pm
Sat, October 4, 2014 - 8:00pm

A shadow puppet play by Cary Loren (Destroy All Monsters) and Tom Carey, "The Legend of Mothman" brings the details of alien existence to light, a humorous fantasy mixed with pop-culture lore, set during Halloween in post-industrial Detroit. Sound by concept band Monster Island. Free show for children at 3pm.

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Space Noise: films of Takashi Makino

Wed, October 8, 2014 - 8:00pm

Among Japan’s most adventurous filmmakers, Takashi Makino is known for hallucinatory, non-linear films that treat and sound with equal importance. Tonight he presents "Space Noise 3D", an immersive live cinema work for 16mm and video, preceded by three short films, all featuring the music of Jim O’Rourke.