SYMBIOH
Jul
8
Jul 9

SYMBIOH

In this second manifestation of Symbioh, Humans Collective takes us on a thought-provoking journey inspired by classic archetypes and medieval architecture.  Artistic Director Lauren Cox offers an eclectic blend of dance and story telling with roots in Modern, Jazz, African and Improvisation.  With original music by Napago, lighting by MicoLuco and costuming by Boneless Bones.

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Humans Collective is an ensemble of performers who come together to create art that is reflective and supportive of the diverse human condition. In their opening year, the company produced a sold-out benefit concert, made its television debut for NBC’s Red Nose Day and was featured at the MassBliss Mindfulness Festival in The Berkshires. A portion of the entire year’s proceeds was dedicated to the education of a child from Rock Orphanage in Hyderabad, India.

The director of Humans Collective, Lauren Cox, offers her roots in Rhythmic Gymnastics, Hip Hop, Contemporary Jazz, Modern, Afro-Brazilian, Afro-Haitian and Improvisation. She has danced for artists such as Alicia Keys, Pharrell, LL Cool J and Hong Kong pop sensation, Joey Yung. She has been a guest performer for Rhapsody En Dance, Kota Yamazaki/Fluid Hug-Hug and made her debut at Edmonton Fringe in 2013. This year, Lauren is presenting her choreographic work at Dixon Place as well as the Five Myles Art Gallery in Brooklyn. Additionally, alongside Jeremy McQueen, she is co-choreographing the story of her interracial grandparents in a post-World War II Germany.


Artist Discussion
Jun
12
4:00 pm16:00

Artist Discussion

Join artist Sara Jimenez, curator Kim Whitener, and poet Keisha-Gaye Anderson as they discuss Jimenez' installation and its relationship to memory, the search for one roots, memory, and art.

Long Live Brooklyn: Rhythm and Soul
May
22
4:30 pm16:30

Long Live Brooklyn: Rhythm and Soul

Live music from a diverse group of NYC artists; singers, rappers, and poets; networking, and tasty drinks made by our personal bartender! There will be a DJ spinning a variety of tracks from old to new music, and a band vibing the whole evening. Organized by Alia Pierre. 

Doors open 4:30 pm
Open bar 5-6 pm
Event starts 6 pm SHARP

$10 admission fee

#BlackGirlLit: Between Literature, Performance & Memory
May
21
6:30 pm18:30

#BlackGirlLit: Between Literature, Performance & Memory

#BlackGirlLit: Between Literature, Performance & Memory is an evening of performance art that brings together the work of Boston-based artist, curator and writer Dell M. Hamilton alongside the work of: Ayana Evans (New York/Chicago), Tsedaye Makonnen (Washington, D.C.), Marcelline Mandeng (Baltimore/Philadelphia), Helina Metaferia (San Francisco), and Bryana Siobhan & Kal Gezahegn (Boston).

Riffing off the hashtag anthem #BlackGirlMagic coined by fashion designer & blogger Auntie Peebz and the double meaning of the term “lit” - (short-hand for ‘literature’ or ‘to turn up’), Hamilton has organized this performance art program to feature work that pivots off of the written and oral traditions of black feminist/womanist frameworks. As such their artistic practices as well as collective cis/trans/queer subjectivities grapple with and against representations of language, blackness, gender, and performativity to connect the echoes from the past to new narratives of the present. 

Image: Dell M. Hamilton, Linger, Medicine Wheel/Spoke Gallery, Boston, 2013. Photo credit: Lee Thurston

"Apartment 4D", a new play for children
May
19
May 20

"Apartment 4D", a new play for children

Apartment 4D is an interactive play for young audiences told through radio, shadows, puppetry and video. 

The audience is invited to attend an open house for an apartment in a rapidly gentrifying New York neighborhood, and discover the story of the previous inhabitants through the objects they left behind and via secret audio transmissions.
Performance on May 19th and 20th at 7pm.

More info here.

SOUL Psychedelicized
May
17
May 18

SOUL Psychedelicized

An exhibit by graffiti legends Bama • W.A.P. • Flint 707• Lava I & II • Coco • TB1 • Flint ... • Snake I • OUI • Charmin • Chic
With special musical guests Marvin Gibbs • Dennis Diamond • D.J. Undertaker Ash

Tue. 17th and Wed. 18th, 6 to 11pm.

Reception for Interlude Project Artists
May
14
5:00 pm17:00

Reception for Interlude Project Artists

The Interlude Project presents rotating exhibitions on the 500 ft-long plywood wall that protects a construction site adjacent to FiveMyles.
Join Interlude artists George Cochtrane, Jess Frederick and Barbara Norman for a joint reception to celebrate their exhibits as part of Interlude.

Opening: Baby, said Alice B. Toklas. . .
Apr
23
5:00 pm17:00

Opening: Baby, said Alice B. Toklas. . .

An experiment in self-performing theater by Hanne Tierney.

This 15-minute performance takes place in the studio adjacent to the FiveMyles gallery space. It can be activated on-demand by simply pressing the "start" button. The engineering of the robot brain was designed by Oskar Strautmanis. For more information, click here.

Unstrung, a concurrent installation of performance objects from Tierney's previous works, is on view in the gallery.

On view: April 23rd - May 15th

Opening reception: Saturday, April 23rd, 5-8pm
Discussion and closing reception: Sunday, May 15th, 4pm

Performances on demand: Fri- Sun from 1 – 6pm
Gallery viewing: Thu – Sun, 1 – 6pm

Fences & Neighbors
Apr
10
May 8

Fences & Neighbors

Closing Reception: Saturday, May 7th, 5-8pm

Fences & Neighbors is a mixed media installation inspired by Janet Goldner’s research trip to Arizona in 2014.  

A woven barbed wire fence divides the gallery. On the far side is a projected video about real and imagined abundance and stories of migrants. Viewers can see the video through the fence without being able to access the other side. On the near side of the fence are photographs of what the migrants left behind - their families, their food, their culture. 

As the fever pitch around migration mounted, Goldner wanted to go see for herself.  Working with the Tucson Arts Brigade and the US Department of Arts and Culture, she spent a week on and around the border. The 30 ft. high fence separating Nogales, Arizona from Nogales, Sonora, made of surplus military steel from the runways in Iraq, was particularly impressive and disturbing.  They say that good fences make good neighbors. But what if our neighbors are fleeing violence and poverty?

Migration is a recurring theme for Goldner. Her large scale public sculpture, Most of Us Are Immigrants was installed in Sara Roosevelt Park in the late 1990’s.  It is now in the collection of the Islip Museum on Long Island. 

the book of lyte   /  evɘ. chapter one.
Apr
9
5:00 pm17:00

the book of lyte / evɘ. chapter one.

A concert installation featuring Creative Capital Awardee
Queen GodIs as she introduces 
the book of lyte w/ evɘ. chapter one.
Join us for this interactive, multi-media experience & conversation to follow.

the book of lyte is a collection of poems, prose, prayers & personal narrative inspired by Women & Gender Non-conforming MC's. A humble nod to respected rap pioneer, MC Lyte, the work delivers a rare and provocative narrative that deconstructs genre with gender and explores the complex voices that have influenced a generation.

e v ɘ. (chapter one.) is anintroduction to this new and exciting work, come to life as a multi-media concert and conversation.

5pm: Exhibit opening
7pm: Performance
7:45pm: Conversation

Maybe Sometime
Apr
3
4:00 pm16:00

Maybe Sometime

A five hour film installation, about traveling to Nevada in 2015, with video and audio disintegration and noise. Accompanied (almost) by the music of Stevie Wonder, the Band and Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture.

Already Chosen R&B Night
Apr
1
7:00 pm19:00

Already Chosen R&B Night

Already Chosen Live brings you a night of fun with a special R&B Night in Brooklyn. Come out to enjoy some of New York's rising new vocalists live.

The Painted People in the Clouds and Beyond
Mar
24
Mar 26

The Painted People in the Clouds and Beyond

An interactive video installation featuring the "Cloud Tunnel", by Jeanne Wilkinson

Opening reception: Thursday, March 24th, 5-8pm
On view: Fri. March 25th and Sat. March 26th, 1-6pm

In this installation, projections come from opposite sides of the room and meet in the middle on two parallel scrims (sheets of translucent fabric). This creates a pathway called the “Cloud Tunnel” where people can move and interact with the imagery. One image stream features the "Painted People", former Barbies and Kens now part of a mysterious clan of wanderers, in their dark flight over the world on various companion animals. The other projection features imagery from Wilkinson’s art and travels.

Read Jeanne Wilkinson's interview in the Huffington Post about her work and her exhibit at FiveMyles.

 

PROGRESS: SHARING/OPEN DISCUSSIONS
Mar
12
1:00 pm13:00

PROGRESS: SHARING/OPEN DISCUSSIONS

This is a town meeting and art share for organizations, tenant councils, local residents, and POC identified artists currently engaged in the fight against displacement and racial and economic inequality. This is a space for questioning, healing through storytelling, coalition building, information sharing, and artistic expression.
    *Community lunch (food will be provided) with facilitated conversation
    *Multimedia performances
    *Open mic 

Progress: opening reception and performances
Mar
5
6:00 pm18:00

Progress: opening reception and performances

As rent skyrockets, join curators anthonywash.rosado and McKenzie Angelo Seecharan (MAS) and engage with interactive multimedia performances and installations that reflect on progress through the lens of gentrification. With the audience, they will critically look back in order to move forward. This is an effort to put in motion a city that centers and values black lives.

Installation on view through March 18, Thu. - Sun, 1-6pm.

Stay Strong
Feb
27
Feb 28

Stay Strong

On view:  February 27 & 28, 1-6pm
Opening reception: Saturday, February 27, 4-6pm

Marline Nkounkou came to Brooklyn after an unstable childhood in West Africa where she witnessed widespread violence against women and children. Today, she is working with immigrant youth at Atlas:DIY in Sunset Park and is a Fellow at FiveMyles through a program funded by the Brooklyn Community Foundation's Invest in Youth initiative. 

At FiveMyles, she will present the results of the past 9 months of fellowship: an exhibition about Atlas:DIY and Sanctuary for Families, entitled Stay Strong.

I think that only a youth is fully able to understand another youth's challenges in life, because we all go through it. Even though adults were once teenagers, they cannot always understand the challenges that we youth go through, because we all grow up in different periods of time and in different environments. It can also be hard for a young person in difficulty to trust and talk to an adult about their own challenges. But I know by experience that many NGOs exist to help and support young people in difficulty, and I know that talking to these adults can save one's life.

So I decided to use photography to show people the different activities that happen at these NGOs. I believe that if people are able to look at the pictures they might realize for themselves the big positive impact that these different organizations can have in their life without me speaking. These photographs can be a powerful tool to help save life, and to educate my fellow friends, family, youths about the reason why they should not be afraid to reach out for help when dealing with difficult challenges in their lives.    - Marline Nkounkou

The Invest in Youth Initiative is a program organized and funded by the Brooklyn Community Foundation. It creates 10-month fellowship for 20 youth paired with top youth-serving nonprofits in Brooklyn. Fellows work as a group and gather monthly to advise on the Brooklyn Community Foundation Youth strategy.

Braid
Feb
26
8:00 pm20:00

Braid

A performance by Anonymous Ensemble

Written and performed by Jessica Weinstein with Anonymous Ensemble

At the intersection of fiction and biography, a ten foot tall folk singer-songwriter named Ellipsa MG dissects and weaves together the many strands of a life into an intricate sound and video landscape controlled by the live audience.

Anonymous Ensemble creates new theater and live film that is profoundly interactive. We give voice and agency to our audiences as collaborators in our explorations of the human condition and the limitless possibilities of imagination. We have created and performed new work in NYC, Greece, Australia, and the UK since 2002, with our artistic home at Montgomery Gardens in Crown Heights since 2008. www.anonymousensemble.org

Hours: 8pm to 9:30pm
Suggested donation: $10 at the door

Closing Reception: Marcus Jahmal
Feb
20
6:00 pm18:00

Closing Reception: Marcus Jahmal

NO PLACE LIKE HOME, an installation by Marcus Jahmal in the FiveMyles PlusSpace.
Opening reception: Thursday, January 14, 2016, 5-8pm
Closing reception: Saturday, February 20, 2016, 6-9pm
Gallery hours: Thursday to Sunday, 1pm to 6pm, or by appointment.
558 St. Johns Place, Brooklyn, NY 11238

The home is often a place of refuge and a vessel used in the pursuit of inner spirituality. In this series of interiors and sculpture, Marcus Jahmal establishes a visual self analysis with the intention to open a dialogue with viewers from a person to person vantage point. This is explored through examining the seemingly mundane objects and scenarios that serve dual purposes in his everyday life.

 

"Desiring to be data for others": Panel Discussion
Feb
7
4:00 pm16:00

"Desiring to be data for others": Panel Discussion

Join artist Amanda Turner Pohan, curator Carl E. Hazlewood, and art historian Joan Snitzer as they discuss how science and the arts can overlap, in the setting of Pohan's current exhibit at FiveMyles. Moderated by Hanne Tierney.

Opening Reception: Amanda Turner Pohan
Jan
28
5:30 pm17:30

Opening Reception: Amanda Turner Pohan

DESIRING TO BE DATA FOR OTHERS

New work by Amanda Turner Pohan
Curated by Carl E. Hazlewood

Amanda Turner Pohan's practice seems a cool and rational one—at first. It is based on precise scientific manipulation of chemistry, with additional aural and visual elements. While her installation appears clean, methodical, a presentation organized with minimalist clarity and order, one senses a vague urgency to quantify the unquantifiable. More info here. 

Live Music with Sofar Sounds
Jan
11
8:00 pm20:00

Live Music with Sofar Sounds

Sofar Sounds is a live music experience taking place in unique spaces in over 200 cities worldwide. Founded in 2009, Sofar Sounds has been a global platform, bridging the gap between art and appreciation. A night with Sofar is one rich in experience and culture. For more information, check out www.sofarsounds.com/nyc 

BAU Institute and Interlude opening
Jan
9
5:00 pm17:00

BAU Institute and Interlude opening

Join us for the opening of new Interlude exhibitions, with work by Amy Lowey, Jack Adams, and Jessica Simms, as well as the unveiling of a new SpaceProgram short-term exhibition of work by fellows of the BAU Institute.

Rise #4 - CANCELED
Jan
1
5:00 pm17:00

Rise #4 - CANCELED

A movement meditation by Gelan Lambert. The work speaks to spiritual renewal, hope, fearlessness and courage in the midst of uncertainty. This is the last part of a four-point performance that started at FiveMyles on January 1, 2015. 

Gritty Nativity
Dec
19
6:00 pm18:00

Gritty Nativity

A pre-holiday night of spoken word and live music hosted by Alia Pierre and A.M.P (Art Music People).

Doors open at 6pm
Open Bar from 6pm to 8pm
Music starts at 8pm

Love Conquers All - Poetry night
Dec
18
7:00 pm19:00

Love Conquers All - Poetry night

Green Earth Poets Cafe's presents a poetry event for the holiday season called "Love Conquers All" . The event co-host is NYS Senator Jesse Hamilton, and it promises to be an artistically fun filled evening featuring the visual art of Wayne Pearce and Whitney Harris, Belly Dancers Annalise Aziz and Nilah, and Spoken word open mic poetry performances centered around Love. More info at www.greenearthpoetscafe.com