Mana Contemporary Miami Presents: September Downtown Art Days at 777 Mall

Friday, September 7, 2018
4–10PM
Saturday, September 8, 2018
12–10PM
Sunday, September 9, 2018
11AM–7PM

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

September Downtown Art Days at 777 Mall

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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.

PROGRAM

Friday, September 7

4–6PM
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?

8–8:30PM
MALE MODEL PRESENTED BY VIDIUM
Noise artist Eddy Alvarrez combines trash noise, percussion, and performance.

9–9:30PM
BRIAN SMITH PRESENTED BY VIDIUM
Plenty of darkness, gloom, and pulsating beats.

9:30–10PM
ATOMA PRESENTED BY VIDIUM
Experimental, electronic, beat-driven noise duo with a penchant for mayhem.

ALL DAY
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

12–2PM
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.

12–3PM
JENNA BALFE AT LIZBO
Jenna will provide a multiple-choice environmental immersion/subversion and appendage isolation therapy aimed at expanding notions of healing.

12–4PM
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!

2–5PM
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.

5–6PM
SUPER SURPRISE ACTIVATION IN SUPPORT OF EMERGENCE, PRESENTED BY QUEEF LATINA AND KARLI EVANS

5–8PM
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.

6–6:30PM
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.

6:30–7PM
BITTER LAKE PRESENTED BY VIDIUM
Tape loops and found sounds.

7–8PM
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.

8:30–9PM
DROWNING THE VIRGIN SILENCE PRESENTED BY VIDIUM
A musical project by Richard Vergez that explores electroacoustic and postindustrial music.

9–9:30PM
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.

9:30–10PM
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.

ALL DAY
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

12–5PM
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.

3–6PM
BOOKLEGGERS LIBRARY

4:30–5PM
KAROSHI PRESENTED BY VIDIUM
Musician Gregorio Alvarez evokes the malaise of the information age.

5–5:30PM
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.

5:30–6PM
SHARLYN EVERTSZ PRESENTED BY VIDIUM
Noise legend Sharlyn Evertsz combines distortion, dissonance, and emotive vocals with dark, haunting beats.

6–7PM
ACROSS ALONG AXIS ACTIVATION OF X,X,X BY NUN (DEON RUBI + JESSICA MARTIN) WITH LIONY GARCIA AND PRESENTED BY BFI

ALL DAY
X,X,X BY NUN (DEON RUBI + JESSICA MARTIN) AND PRESENTED BY BFI

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.

5–6PM
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.

ALL DAY
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.

OPEN STUDIOS
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.

 

Photo: VIDIUM