Mana Contemporary Miami Presents: September Downtown Art Days at 777 Mall
Friday, September 7, 2018
Saturday, September 8, 2018
Sunday, September 9, 2018
Mana Contemporary Miami
145 E Flagler Street
Miami, FL 33131
September Downtown Art Days at 777 Mall
Downtown Art Days at 777 Mall will feature programming by the Mana Contemporary Miami community, Mana Residencies artists, and guest artists, including art, music, films, videos, performances, installations, zines, and workshops.
Friday, September 7
PETALING PEACE, PRESENTED BY THE COMBAT HIPPIES AND O, MIAMI
Petaling Peace is a collaborative project by O, Miami and the Combat Hippies, an ensemble of Puerto Rican military veteran performing artists who will distribute handmade paper flowers inscribed with poems of peace and love.
6:30–7PM, 7:30–8PM, and 8:30–9PM
WHAT DANCE IS GREATER THAN THE HAND, A MOVING SCORE BY JENNA BALFE
This guided participatory experience and performance explores emotional connections made through movement and touch. Our life stories are evident in our hands’ lines and scars; what language emerges from their labor, and how might they help us to reconnect with ourselves and others?
MALE MODEL PRESENTED BY VIDIUM
Noise artist Eddy Alvarrez combines trash noise, percussion, and performance.
BRIAN SMITH PRESENTED BY VIDIUM
Plenty of darkness, gloom, and pulsating beats.
ATOMA PRESENTED BY VIDIUM
Experimental, electronic, beat-driven noise duo with a penchant for mayhem.
EMILE BLAIR MILGRIM / MARIANA MENDOZA, RADIO: NICARAGUA, PRESENTED BY VIDIUM
The founding director of the Miami Girls Rock Camp and a managing partner at Sweat Records, multi-instrumentalist Emile Milgrim is also a busy member of Miami’s experimental music scene: Currently, she is one half of Archival Feedback, one third of Las Nubes (formerly SMVT), one sixth of Mr. Entertainment and the Pookiesmackers, and dabbles solo as Brom Lee. This DJ set will include field recordings from a trip to Nicaragua that she undertook with Mariana Mendoza.
Saturday, September 8
KIDS’ VINYL PARTY PRESENTED BY DALE ZINE
A vinyl record party and DJ workshop for kids. Free and open to children ages 7 and up who are interested in having a blast while learning how to DJ with vinyl records. Music, fun, and knowledge will be supplied by Dale Zine’s selected DJs. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own vinyl record.
DON'T DRAG ME INTO THIS!
A walk-in screenprinting workshop by Queef Enterprises. Visit the offices of Queef Enterprises with a blank t-shirt and Queef Latina will screenprint their new "Don't DRAG me into this" design on it for free!
HAND-BOUND JOURNAL MAKING WORKSHOP BY NICOLE COMBEAU
Create a personalized, upcycled, casebound journal. The workshop is designed for the beginner but welcomes every level of participant. Participants should bring a printed shirt or other fabric item that will be used for the cover.
Visit Bookleggers nonprofit community library. Everyone gets one book for free, book-for-book trades are accepted, and each additional book costs just $2.
INNER DEMON EATER, A THERAPY SESSION BY RAFAEL VARGAS BERNARD
Participants will be invited to enter a meditative state, then channel their most toxic personal struggle into a word or phrase and write it down, offering it to the artist to eat.
ACROSS ALONG AXIS ACTIVATION OF X,X,X BY NUN (DEON RUBI + JESSICA MARTIN) WITH LIONY GARCIA, PRESENTED BY BFI
This activation animates a modular furniture-like object through its assembly and disassembly, presenting it as a portal to the understanding of human relationships. For this performance, Nun has created a series of prompts around the potentialities of X,X,X. Performer Liony Garcia and his dancers will interpret these prompts, creating an instructional choreography.
GWAND PRESENTED BY VIDIUM
Gwand is a solo project by KC Toimil, one half of Miami garage doom band Snakehole. KC uses tape loops and drone bass to envelop the listener with obscure melodies and textures.
HUMAN FLUID ROT PRESENTED BY VIDIUM
Human Fluid Rot is an experiment in otoneurological stimuli focusing on the use of sound wave manipulation, volume, and layering, using heavy amounts of everyday instrument effects and a collection of not-so-ordinary tools.
X,X,X BY NUN (DEON RUBI AND JESSICA MARTIN), PRESENTED BY BFI
Nun work with the multiple potentialities of X,X,X, while an accompanying video performance piece, Across Along Axis, serves as an instructional element. Guests are invited to interact with the work.
Sunday, September 9
MISS HAPPY ZINE VOL. 8, PRESENTED BY DALE ZINE
Introducing this summer's final, very special installment of Happy Zine, Miss Happy Zine Vol. 8, featuring an exciting lineup of emerging women/trans/gender-non-conforming-led publications, artists, and organizations. Happy Zine is a fun summer series hosted by Dale Zine featuring their favorite printed matter in a mini zine fair setting. Get to know the artists and add to your collection! More than thirty artists will be participating.
SICK DIN PRESENTED BY VIDIUM
Sick Din is an otherworldly vocal experience that you can dance or cry to; Sick Din is the solo pop music persona of Brooklyn-based avant-garde musician and multimedia artist Bethany Dinsick.
All Three Days
FRIDAY 4–6PM, SATURDAY 12–6PM, SUNDAY 12–6PM
BOOKTANICA PRESENTED BY JAI-ALAI BOOKS AND O, MIAMI
Had a run of bad luck? Is the person you’re in love with not in love with you? Booktanica Jai-Alai has a vela, oil, or book to meet your needs. Booktanica is a pop-up bookstore and botanica created by Jai-Alai Books and featuring spiritual products by Spirit and Beyond, Curandera Press, and more.
FRIDAY 4PM, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY 3PM
POETS & BRUJX (BRUJOS/BRUJAS) PRESENTED BY JAI-ALAI BOOKS AND O, MIAMI
Poets & Brujx features original spells by Miami poets. Visitors will have the opportunity to catch six readings over three days, be anointed with oil, buy a book, and receive their own personal spell.
THE BUBBLE POPS
BY LAURENCIA STRAUSS
Cast snow globe popsicles become edible sculptural devices to collect visitors’ advice, which is then transcribed onto sticks in English and Spanish for a subsequent iteration of popsicles to be distributed in the Miami area.
Friday 7–7:30PM, Saturday 8-8:30PM, and Sunday 4–4:30PM
LABORATORY PRESENTED BY VIDIUM
A three-day performance in which listeners will explore the darkest corners of their minds. Laboratory sounds like a cyberpunk soundtrack charged with doom, sci-fi, industrial, EBM, post-punk, and goth vibes.
EMERGENCE POST-PRODUCTION FUNDRAISER PREVIEW SCREENING PRESENTED BY QUEEF LATINA AND KARLI EVANS
Emergence by Karli Evans and Cassandra Keith is film that presents queer and trans performers speaking for themselves about what identity and drag expression mean to them. Through a series of individual vignettes, we hear about the creative process and how it affect self-identity, and learn how performers imagine their own drag personae. Featuring Miami icons Queef Latina, Jupiter Velvet, Miss Toto, Kunst, Juleisy Inbed, and Karla Croqueta.
A CENTURY OF DISSENT: MIAMI!
All day 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.
A DUNGEON, HEAVY DAYS POP-UP STORE
Heavy Days is a publisher of fringe art with a focus on experimental and abrasive music.
FIGHT ME WITH WORDS BY BERNADETTE DESPUJOLS
Fight Me with Words is a poetic pillow fight in which each pillow bears a word or phrase. Participants are invited to battle and create their own messages, or find the pillow with the word or phrase that best represents them. The idea is to turn words into tools for direct contact.
UNTITLED, BY JASON LAZARUS AND LAURENCIA STRAUSS
An installation by Jason Lazarus and Laurencia Strauss that uses text to connect sea-level rise data, the passage of time, and the experience of elevation inside 777 Mall. Hand-stamped, dates correlated with predicted mean sea levels will appear in selected spots through the building. Other predictions anticipating differing rates of increase will convey the uncertainty inherent to gathering and using data.
“DRAW ME LIKE ONE OF YOUR FRENCH GIRLS,” PRESENTED BY MARIANA SMITH
A drawing marathon hosted in the studio of artist Mariana Smith. Flex your drawing skills with live models. All skill sets welcome; all materials provided. Drawings will be exhibited as part of a larger installation through the end of September.
MANA RESIDENCIES’ STUDIOS
Visit the studios of Peruvian artists Brus Rubio, Ginés Frayssinet, Ernesto Carozzo, and Heinrich Helberg, 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.
Also, visit the studios of Miami Exchange Residency artists Morgan Green, Usumurasaki Kana, Catarina Mantero, and Nick C. Kirk. This program focused on artists from Mana Contemporary New Jersey and Chicago locations is anchored by a four-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.
MANA ARTIST STUDIOS
Visit the studios of artists in the Mana Contemporary Miami Community.