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17 Ugly Years...


17 Ugly Years: A Performance Party for Ugly Duckling Presse to celebrate this new series, many artists, musicians, and performers will create events, dances, happenings, music, and experiences to help you party like it’s the fin de siecle!

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Featuring: Deville Cohen will install and perform “Flat Tire” a 3-dimensional living diorama; Ellie Ga will do individualized Card Readings, based on her recent performance lecture “The Fortunetellers”; Playwright and performer Kristen Kosmas will do a one-woman 12-character performance of her play Hello Failure, recently published by UDP’s Emergency Playscript Series; Artist and musician Marisol Limon Martinez (from The Reading) will install and perform “Keyboard Convent,” an interactive keyboard performance; Urara Tsuchiya will host a Naked Sewing Circle, where guests come naked and (with Urara’s help) sew the very clothes they wear for the rest of the party; The Ashcan Orchestra will play music for violin, toy piano, glockenspiel, cymbal, floortom, toy organ, and deskbells; You Nakai (whose scores are forthcoming from the UDP Emergency Playscript Series) will perform “Tria Partio Voki,” a solo musical composition for a party;  Jim Findlay performs a shard from his new work-in-progress “Botanica”; Members of the NTUSA will perform excepts from their new work in progress, The Golden Veil, by Normandy Sherwood; Visual and performance artist Gaël Peltier will perform “The Big Time,” in which the artist changes his own envelope by gaining weight, incorporating classic American comedy.

Also featuring Karinne Keithley singing requests just for you (with a ukelele), interactive pangolins by Jeffrey Joe Nelson, music by Joey Wyoming and Holiday Inn, video installation by Mike Taylor and Iki Nakagawa; films projected by Joel Schlemowitz; occasional dances by Laboratory Theater directed by Yvan Greenberg, an elevator performance by Filip Marinovich, and a new solo work by Japanese artist and punk musician Yoshihito Mizuuchi.

Date + Times
Wednesday, March 17

$5 Suggested Donation

The Main Gallery
51 Bergen St.

Earlier Event: March 11
Supermachine Poetry Journal
Later Event: March 28