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Privilege as Plastic Material

at Pioneer Works - Red Hook
159 Pioneer St, Brooklyn, New York 11231

Click your heels three times, hold the feather tight and “never leave home without it” — Dorothy, Dumbo and Dave (aka the #WHITEMANINMYPOCKET) each use objecthood as an embodiment of privilege. Culture has long depended on things to communicate deep meaning, illicit attraction and create opportunities. So, if privilege can be embodied by an object,...

$285

6 sessions

Tuesday Feb 21st, 7pm

(109)

Music Roundtable

at Pioneer Works - Red Hook
159 Pioneer St, Brooklyn, New York 11231

As the saying goes, “talking about music is like dancing about architecture.” Using this line as a guiding principle, the Music roundtable will dance about some inherent questions surrounding the practice of decorating the air with pitched and rhythmic vibrations. Our goal is to expand access to conversations about music by opening it up to new...

Free

Wednesday Feb 22nd, 7pm

(109)

Sashiko Stitching Master Class

at Pioneer Works - Red Hook
159 Pioneer St, Brooklyn, New York 11231

Sashiko is a traditional stitching technique that was developed in the countryside of Japan, where textiles and supplies were limited and repurposing fabric was common practice. Families reinforced fabric by stitching layers to mend holes and tears. Those stitching techniques eventually started to take on aspects of embroidery, and sashiko became a...

Sunday Feb 26th, 11am

(109)

Sashiko Mending Master Class

at Pioneer Works - Red Hook
159 Pioneer St, Brooklyn, New York 11231

Sashiko is a traditional stitching technique that was developed in the countryside of Japan, where textiles and supplies were limited and repurposing fabric was common practice. Families reinforced fabric by stitching layers to mend holes and tears. Those stitching techniques eventually started to take on aspects of embroidery, and sashiko became a...

Sunday Feb 26th, 3pm

(109)

TV EYE

at Pioneer Works - Red Hook
159 Pioneer St, Brooklyn, New York 11231

Examine the history of video and expanded cinema with a focus on broadcast, transmission, and the televisual. TV EYE surveys artists working in NYC at the dawn of portable video, as well those using video internationally today.  A hands-on workshop component will introduce technical aspects of live broadcast and video transmission. Guest speakers...

$250

6 sessions

Monday Feb 27th, 7pm

(109)

Sculpting from Life

at Pioneer Works - Red Hook
159 Pioneer St, Brooklyn, New York 11231

Use a live model to explore the process and history of figure sculpting in this studio class. Students will recreate the body through a variety of perceptual techniques and fabrication methods; readings and discussions will investigate the relationship between the representation of anatomy and history. This course seeks to inspire students to think...

$400

8 sessions

Saturday Mar 4th, 12pm

(109)

Cinema in Black

at Pioneer Works - Red Hook
159 Pioneer St, Brooklyn, New York 11231

What does Black cinema look like? Cinema in Black explores representations of Blackness on screen and in text through films and related writing. The material will emphasize unconventional and alternative forms, such as Vines and music videos.  Guest filmmakers, programmers, and critics will share their experiences. This class aims to be an opportunity...

$300

8 sessions

Saturday Mar 4th, 3pm

(109)

Research Roundtable

at Pioneer Works - Red Hook
159 Pioneer St, Brooklyn, New York 11231

In academia, each discipline has its own rules for research. What happens to research methods when disciplines combine, morph, flex, and go rogue? This roundtable brings together researchers across disciplines to share tools, resources, methods, and philosophies with one another.  Each session will feature 2-3 guests and related readings that...

Free

Wednesday Mar 8th, 7pm

(109)

Using Improv to Talk to the Other Side

at Pioneer Works - Red Hook
159 Pioneer St, Brooklyn, New York 11231

Whether it’s talking on the phone with electors and congressional aides or holding a conversation with political opponents in your own family over the holidays, bridging ideological divides can be frustrating and difficult. This workshop uses improvisational techniques to help participants learn how to create effective lines of communication particularly...

Thursday Mar 9th, 7pm

(109)

Introduction to Solar Power

at Pioneer Works - Red Hook
159 Pioneer St, Brooklyn, New York 11231

This class is designed to be a quick introduction to off­grid solar power, covering basic electronic knowledge, hardware requirements, basic off­grid solar circuit design, and how to determine your power needs. The class is for artists, DIYer’s, makers, and anyone who isn’t a “professional” with a very basic understanding of electricity and...

Sunday Apr 23rd, 12pm

(109)

Multi-Sensory Integration

at Pioneer Works - Red Hook
159 Pioneer St, Brooklyn, New York 11231

A surge of interest in psychedelic research has caught mainstream attention in the last years. Scientists and therapists have been studying the therapeutic effects for people suffering with PTSD, depression and terminal illnesses. Popularly, psychedelics are seen as a “short-cut to enlightenment”, but what does it mean to incorporate such insights...

Wednesday Mar 15th, 7pm

(109)

Media Literacy, or How To Drink From A Firehose

at Pioneer Works - Red Hook
159 Pioneer St, Brooklyn, New York 11231

Media literacy scholar Julie Smith estimates that the average American spends more than fifteen hours every day listening, reading, clicking, sharing, and viewing media. In these times, it feels increasingly urgent for all of us–as citizens, workers, and humans–to gain the skills needed to make sure that time is well spent. This workshop will...

Wednesday Mar 15th, 7pm

(109)

Working with Wool: Wet & Dry Felting

at Pioneer Works - Red Hook
159 Pioneer St, Brooklyn, New York 11231

This weekend course offers an introduction to working with wool. Learn the processes of wet and dry felting while combining both to complete a project. The workshop will begin with a lecture covering the context for working with wool, including a brief history of wool, an overview of the different kinds, unusual uses, and applications in fine art and...

$200

2 sessions

Saturday Mar 18th, 3:30pm

(109)

Pedagogy for Dissent Roundtable 2

at Pioneer Works - Red Hook
159 Pioneer St, Brooklyn, New York 11231

Full Course Name: Pedagogy for Dissent Roundtable 2: Manifestos & Independent Journalism We will sample media manifestos that use stark language, technique and imagery to spread a clear message. We’ll also view examples of radical journalism taking a stance against mainstream media news via community participation, infiltration and alternative...

Free

Wednesday Mar 22nd, 7pm

(109)

Voids

at Pioneer Works - Red Hook
159 Pioneer St, Brooklyn, New York 11231

The simplistic binary opposition pitting void—total emptiness, absolute silence, utter lack of form and absence of matter, ‘nothing’—against its supposed contrary, ‘something’: things, noise, concrete structure, fullness, the solid; is a bugbear of Western thought This workshop seeks to understand, subvert, exploit and transcend that opposition...

Sunday Mar 26th, 12pm

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