XOL: An Interactive Film Festival
Sep
20
to Sep 21

XOL: An Interactive Film Festival

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XOL: An Interactive Film Festival where experimental narratives and documentaries challenge contemporary film standards by incorporating interactive elements and portraying a majority of minority creatives. 

The growing technologies of the zeitgeist push film beyond a flat surface. With innovative and potent visual content, participants create multi- sensory experiences. This festival celebrates the transience of one- time performances directed with intent to transcend the XOL, or “soul”. Filmmakers, installation artists, curators, set designers, sound engineers, musicians, composers and combine. 

Music performers:
PAN (Jess Christina)
FIN (https://soundcloud.com/onlyfinesse
Extended s-wave (https://soundcloud.com/alien-sex-tape)
BKLYN!ZULU (https://soundcloud.com/bklynzulu)
SazE (https://soundcloud.com/sazemusic) @sazdiggity
 

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Aug
9
6:00pm 6:00pm

MoMA Teens: Live + Direct

Silent Barn is thrilled to host MoMA Teens Live + Direct!

Join us to witness a new wave of synth DJs, video artists, and performers of all stripes for a two-hour special. Multimedia artist Ali Santana has been leading an exploration through the creative space where performance art, audio production, and video editing meet. Using an array of digital tools as a starting point, teens tap into their fresh new talent combining beatmaking and sound design with a series of strange and delerious found footage video clips in real time.

Come see the final projects that will make their world premiere—mixed and performed live at the Silent Barn!

Free entry! All ages!

This is a dry event (no alcohol permitted).

About MoMA Teens In the Making: In the Making offers free, hands on art classes for NYC high school students, ages 13–19, allowing NYC teens to work with contemporary artists to explore new mediums, unique processes, and a variety of different themes. Sign up here! http://teens.moma.org/ Instagram: @momateens

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May
7
8:00pm 8:00pm

Target First Saturday: Book Club

Authors Nnedi Okorafor, N.K. Jemisin, and Ibi Zoboi read from their novels, with audio and visuals by performing arts collective BKLYN ZULU. Followed by a discussion that explores the use of speculative fiction by people with marginalized identities. Free tickets (310) at Admissions at 7 p.m.

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Jan
16
to Mar 11

March On!

Part of Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 2013

Curated by Dexter Wimberly

Featuring works by:

  • Derrick Adams
  • Simone Leigh
  • Mickalane Thomas in collaboration with David Antonio Cruz
  • Kimberly Becoat
  • Kenya (Robinson)
  • Delphine Diaw Diallo
  • Ali Santana 
  • Oasa DuVerney
  • Hank Willis Thomas

Inspired by the upcoming 50th Anniversary of the the 1963 March on Washington, this exhibition explores the civil rights journey of African Americans during the past half-century. 

Join the curator and artists on February 5 for a reception in the Natman Room from 6-9PM to celebrate this exhibition. Complimentary beer provided by Brooklyn Brewery.

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Mar
10
to May 28

The Box That Rocks

The Box That Rocks,” guest curated by Dexter Wimberly at MoCADA (Museum of Contemporary African Diaspora Arts, Brooklyn) celebrates the global influence of Ralph McDaniels’ “Video Music Box” in the rise of hip hop music.

Through film, photography, mixed media, and digital statistical representations, the exhibition explored understandings of hip hop in artistic, popular, corporate, and scientific contexts.

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