Mana Contemporary Miami Presents: July Third Saturdays at 777 Mall

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Mana Contemporary Miami
777 Mall
145 E Flagler Street
Miami, FL 33131

July Third Saturdays at 777 Mall


July’s Third Saturdays will feature Artist Jason Lazarus and his project A CENTURY OF DISSENT: MIAMI!, along with other memorable artistic and cultural and activations including musical performances, films, videos, and workshops throughout the afternoon and evening.


All day open open studio and walk-in workshop

A CENTURY OF DISSENT: MIAMI! is a project by Mana Contemporary Miami Artist-in-Residence Jason Lazarus that investigates the history of protest in the greater Miami area. Members of the public are invited to collaborate with the artist on reconstructing protest signs used locally over the past hundred years, or on recreating signs they previously made themselves. A CENTURY OF DISSENT: MIAMI! will result in a physical archive reflecting Lazarus’s commitment to themes of social justice and visibility.

And don't miss!

Scratch: Contact Microphones and Materials (Session 1 of 3)
presented by Rafael Vargas Bernard
Join noise artist Robert Brantley III (Human Fluid Rot) for the first session of a workshop exploring common objects and materials through the amplification of the vibrations they produce. The workshop’s aims are to explore the making, function, and adaptation of a contact microphone, and understand how a material’s resonant quality can be turned into audible sound.

This workshop is part of the educational series Fácil Noise Object/Subject, which culminates in October, 2018, and is curated by Rafael Vargas Bernard. Spaces are limited. Email for more information and to register.

Happy Zine Volume 6
Happy Zine, a fun summer series hosted by Dale Zine, is back this month featuring our favorite printed matter in a mini zine fair setting. Get to know the artists behind the work and add to your collection! Invited artists: Mondo Bizarro, Clouders, Incite Distro, Angel Garcia, Gina Moscarella, Juan Navarro, Nicole Spencer

Don't DRAG me into this!
A walk-in screenprinting workshop by Queef Enterprises. Come preview the new home of Queef Enterprises, bring a blank t-shirt, and Queef Latina will screenprint their new “Don't DRAG me into this” design on it for free!

The “-” in A - B workshop
Borscht Corp. summer intern Milly Cohen is collaborating with the Aborschtions and Woke Inc. on the making of a film about people wearing cardboard box cars. Come and build your own car and become a star!

Embrace presented by Juls at LIZBO
Do you know the awkwardness of touching and/or being touched, your body recoiling at another’s approach? Does your cultural background inhibit your openness to physical contact? Is even embracing a close relative an unsettling experience? Do you tremble at the infringement of your haptic comfort zone? Juls will administer to himself, and to anyone ready to share the experience with him, a brand-new haptic treatment available at LIZBO Arts and Culture Center and Spa.

Happy Hour with Deep Eddy

Bookleggers Library
Visit Bookleggers nonprofit community library. Everyone gets one book for free, book-for-book trades are accepted, and each additional book costs just $2.

Phantasman Musical Performance
Phantasman (Pedro Santana) is a dark cerebral electronic music producer from Miami.

Ghost Flower Musical Performance
A dark, dislocating, and moving electronic art rock band from Miami.

Dénudés Musical Performance
presented by VIDIUM
Dubbing their sound “Fuzz Noir,” these Miami locals have fused elements of darkwave, gothic rock, and postpunk to hone an atmospheric sound and look that invokes visions of film noir and sexual fetishism.



A film by Lucas Leyva and Jillian Mayer
A day in the life of a husband and a wife in a world of giant monsters.

Commissioned by Borscht Corp. in 2016, this film premiered at Sundance Film Festival in 2017. It won the Special Jury Award for Biggest Facemelter at Fantastic Fest, 2017, and a Special Jury Mention at Athens International Film+Video Festival, 2018.

Intersectional Environmentalism
presented by Bas Fisher Invitational
Lee Pivnik, Operations Coordinator at BFI, will be showing a new video made for the Institute of Queer Ecology. Lee Pivnik is a Miami-based artist sculptor and video artist whose research-based practice addresses global environmental degradation. He also runs the Institute of Queer Ecology, which broadens discussions around environmental issues by synthesizing queer, feminist, and postcolonial studies into exhibitions and publications. Limited supplies of Poinciana seeds and soil will be available to take home.

Sequencer 004 /// Tropical Insulator Video installation
presented by VIDIUM
Dominican poet Thaís Espaillat and noise artist Bobb Hatt join VIDIUM on a trip to a place of tropical insulation, where conducting materials always lead to black-and-white projections.

Screening of a VIDIUM-produced music video for Alina Labour, a solo musician from Santo Domingo, D.R. creator of gauzy dream-like soundscapes heavily influenced by vaporwave culture.

By O, Miami & Rebecca Shumway
#miamilivepoems is an activation featuring on-the-spot, user-generated poetry, which will be live-streamed on Facebook. Participants will engage in dialogue with common iconographic prompts while writing Miami-themed odes, while the hashtag, #miamilivepoems aggregates user photos of the event. The installation was designed and made by Rebecca Shumway at Moonlighter Makerspace in Wynwood, Miami.

Rotating DJs
Dale Zine and Vinyl Social Club

White Rose Coffee Pop-up
Independently owned coffee shop in West Miami. Serving coffee, kombucha, and vegan-friendly pastries.  

Mana Residencies’ Studios, Second Floor
Visit the studios of Peruvian artists Raura Oblitas and Juan Carlos Mejia, residents at Mana Contemporary Miami, as part of a new residency program in partnership with Iniciativa Fugaz dedicated to the vibrant Peruvian arts community. The program is anchored by a six-week residency at Mana Contemporary Miami and provides artists with access to a private studio, studio visits, field trips, social events, and opportunities to participate in public events.

Miami Artist Studios, Third Floor
Visit the studios of artists in the Mana Contemporary Miami Community.

Photo: Rafael Vargas Bernard