Mothership will host its final outdoor salon-style art gathering of the year tonight in Greenpoint with a full slate of performances and activities. The monthly gatherings are for “artist friends and colleagues and other arts appreciators” and are open to the public.
Mothership NYC is a self-described “combined live-work space and presentation arena for international artists across multiple disciplines,” founded in Greenpoint in 2005.
Tonight’s season finale includes a performance by singing cellist Lenna Pierce and a photo book exhibition among other performances, more from Mothership:
This time, Lenna will be accompanied by Derek Means, a Brooklyn-based cinematographer whose work spans feature films, documentaries, music videos, art videos, dance films, and commercials; with a focus on spoken word, unspoken physicality, and the spaces we leave in between. They will screen the video they recently made together: a vision of domestic love in miniature, as danced by Nikki Holck and Bennyroyce Royon. After a short talk about about the filming process, there will be a full-band performance by Meaner Pencil.
Then, two visiting creatives from Slovenia: Curator Jasna Jernejšek and artist Tadej Vaukman will do a joint talk on the photo book as artist statement, in tandem with a small exhibition of current photo books. Jasna mainly focuses on the theory and history of photography within the field of contemporary photography and new media. Tadej is a zine and photo book maker who is actively co-shaping the contemporary Slovenian photography scene.
And finally, join the Mothership’s very own newly appointed Quartetmaster, Ernesto Villalobos in an evening of music, poetry and old-school New York fun with violinist extraordinaire Katy Gunn, current Mothershipper MeiaMeia and other guest musical sailors! NYC poet Walter Cronenberg will share with us some of his own short creations, as well as his latest, a translation of Todesfuge, a German language masterpiece written by the Romanian-born poet Paul Celan. 25 years in the making, Cronenberg’s translation will be accompanied by short musical improvisations.