Programs 2011

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October 11, 2011
James Voorhies participates on the panel Off the Clock: Working with Flexible Labor, Social Networks and Everyday Life, moderated by Liam Gillick and presented by Silvershed.
Location: Art in General, 79 Walker Street, New York, NY
Time: 7:00 p.m.

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September 29—October 2, 2011
Friendly Fire
NY Art Book Fair
Location: PS1/MoMA, Long Island City, NY


September 21, 2011
James Voorhies
Lecture: THE FUTURE IS NOW (brief notes on the instrumentalization of art)
Location: Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Critical Dialogues series
Time: 6:00 p.m.


September 9, 2011
Dylan Gauthier and Kendra Sullivan
All Hands On Deck! is a collaborative exercise in building a functional watercraft out of salvaged and foraged materials.
Location: Bureau for Open Culture @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA
Time: 11 a.m.—5 p.m


September 9, 2011
Red76: Bartleby’s Pen
Dylan Gauthier and Kendra Sullivan
Location: Bureau for Open Culture >Beer Garden @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA
Time: 8:30 p.m.


July 29, 2011
Red76: Bartleby’s Pen
SHUT UP AND DANCE danceparty
Forget the lecture, this special edition of Bartleby’s Pen takes the form of a dance party in collaboration with Bang on a Can!
Location: Bureau for Open Culture @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA
Time: 10:00 p.m.—2 a.m.


July 17, 2011
Bureau for Open Culture >On Symptoms of Cultural Industry
There Is Only Light (We Do Not Know What To Do With Other Worlds) by Cassandra Troyan combines documentation of labor histories, interviews with former employees of Sprague Electric and lived experience.
Location: Bureau for Open Culture @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA
Time: 7:00 p.m.


July 1, 2011
Red76: Bartleby’s Pen
Lecture by Matthew Stadler
Location: Bureau for Open Culture >Beer Garden @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA
Time: 7:00 p.m.


June 24—26, 2011
Solid Sound 11 Festival
Bureau for Open Culture partners with Printed Matter, Inc. to operate a pop-up book shop and The Wassaic Project to present artist Breanne Trammell’s Let’s Fly A Kite and Jen-N-Outlaw’s Fish Fry Truck and Crawfish Boils, a New York City-based food truck run by Paul Outlaw and Jennifer Catron that serves up fresh seafood in an authentically Southern style.
Location: Bureau for Open Culture @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA
Time: Friday, Saturday and Sunday during festival hours


June 17, 2011
Red76: Bartleby’s Pen
Lecture by Sam Gould and Rebecca Gates
Location: Bureau for Open Culture >Beer Garden @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA
Time: 8:30 p.m.


June 15, 2011
Sarah Cowles: Elegantly Wasted: Let’s Enjoy Our River
Stop by Miner/Mohawk Lemonade Stand at corner of Miner Street and The Mohawk Trail in North Adams. Buy some fresh squeezed lemonade and learn about Bureau for Open Culture’s programming including Sarah Cowles’s work with the Hoosic River.
Time: 6:30 p.m.


June 15, 2011
Sarah Cowles: Elegantly Wasted
Ditch-In Theater Projected out-of-doors near the Hoosic River on MASS MoCA’s campus, this evening showcases a selection of films by Deborah Stratman, Cynthia Hooper and Ursula Biemann.
Location: Bureau for Open Culture @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA
Time: 9:00 p.m.


June 8, 2011
Sarah Cowles: Elegantly Wasted
Monuments of Hoosic Tour Inspired by Robert Smithson’s Monuments of Passaic, Cowles will lead a tour of the river to search out and draw attention to the overlooked and under-valued qualities of the Hoosic River.
Location: Meet at Bureau for Open Culture @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA
Time: 6:30 p.m.


June 5, 2011
Temporary Services: Art Work
Bureau for Open Culture will host an informal public conversation between the writer and critic Julia Bryan-Wilson and the audience to examine ideas related to Art Work: A National Conversation About Art, Labor, and Economics. Art Work is a 40-page newsprint publication by Temporary Services.
Location: Bureau for Open Culture @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA
Time: 2:00 p.m.


June 3, 2011
Dawn School is a participatory field trip that invites museum staff and members of the public to leave the grounds of the museum in order to explore changing patterns of labor. This edition of Dawn School includes a tour of Specialty Minerals, Inc. in Adams, MA.
Location: Meet in front of MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA
Time: 8:30-11:00 a.m.


May 28, 2011
Opening reception: I Am Searching for Field Character
Location: MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA
Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.


May 26, 2011
Opening night! >Beer Garden
Location: MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA
Time: 5:00-7:00 p.m.


May 14, 2011
Bureau for Open Culture in conversation with artist and writer Nick Bastis
On Symptoms of Cultural Industry for Open Engagement
Location: Field Work, 1101 SW Jefferson St., Portland, OR
Time: 7:00 p.m.


May 11, 2011
Performance by Cassandra Troyan
On Symptoms of Cultural Industry for Open Engagement
Location: Field Work, 1101 SW Jefferson St. Portland, OR
Time: 8:00 p.m.


April 5, 2011
Open Reception
Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven
Location: Usdan Gallery, Bennington College, One College Drive, Bennington, VT
Time: 6:30-8:00 p.m.


March 21, 2011
Bureau for Open Culture: Making New Learning Sites, a talk by James Voorhies
Sponsored by Artists in Context, UMass, Amherst and C3
Location: Room 24, Studio Arts Building, University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMass, Amherst, MA
Time: 7:00 p.m.


March 11, 2011
Denouement, discussion of findings with psychic Larry Copeland
Presented as part of Calling Occupants, a paranormal concert series by Ben Kinsley for Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven
Location: Canzani Center Gallery, 60 Cleveland Ave., Columbus, OH
Time: 7:00 p.m.


March 4, 2011
Performance by Kianna Alarid, ancient mantras and intuitive, resonant vocalizations
Presented as part of Calling Occupants, a paranormal concert series by Ben Kinsley for Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven
Location: Canzani Center Gallery, 60 Cleveland Ave., Columbus, OH
Time: 7:00 p.m.


February 25, 2011
Performance by Barry Chern & Friends, American roots music
Presented as part of Calling Occupants, a paranormal concert series by Ben Kinsley for Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven
Location: Canzani Center Gallery, 60 Cleveland Ave., Columbus, OH
Time: 7:00 p.m.


February 18, 2011
Performance by Shawn Campbell, free-form, solo percussion
Presented as part of Calling Occupants, a paranormal concert series by Ben Kinsley for Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven
Location: Canzani Center Gallery, 60 Cleveland Ave., Columbus, OH
Time: 7:00 p.m.


February 11, 2011
Performance by Ryan Jewell, an hour-long, continuous, acoustic drone
Presented as part of Calling Occupants, a paranormal concert series by Ben Kinsley for Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven
Location: Canzani Center Gallery, 60 Cleveland Ave., Columbus, OH
Time: 7:00 p.m.


February 4, 2011
Performance by John Also Bennett
Presented as part of Calling Occupants, a paranormal concert series by Ben Kinsley for Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven
Location: Canzani Center Gallery, 60 Cleveland Ave., Columbus, OH
Time: 7:00 p.m.


February 2, 2011
Lecture by Michael Mercil
Presented as part of The New Administration of a Fine Arts Education
Location: CCAD Design Studios on Broad, 390 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH
Time: 7:00 p.m.


January 31, 2011
Lecture by J. Morgan Puett
Presented as part of The New Administration of a Fine Arts Education
Location: CCAD Design Studios on Broad, 390 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH
Time: 7:00 p.m.


January 27, 2011
Opening reception: Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven
Location: Canzani Center Gallery, 60 Cleveland Ave., Columbus, OH
Time: 6:00—8:00 p.m.

Performance: Artist Ben Kinsley and psychic Larry Copeland lead a participatory event of paranormal proportions to initiate Kinsley’s ongoing exhibition work exploring the sonic means of transdimensional influence.
All are welcome and encouraged to take part!
Location: Canzani Center Gallery, 60 Cleveland Ave., Columbus, OH
Time: 8:00 p.m.

After Party: Seven Dreams
Dance your way through a fog of new wave, industrial, pop, screwed jams and a laser light show. Live performances by Anna Ranger, DJ Scott Neimet and DJ Seabat. Some refreshments provided but BYOB encouraged.
Location: Skylab Gallery, 57 East Gay St., 5th Floor, Columbus, OH
Time: 9:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m.