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September 22 - October 6

Human Harvest

concepted by Starlight Romero

"Harvest the self for the future of the world"

In a parallel dimension very similar to the one you inhabit, biologists and computer scientists are working together to create a new breed of super-humans. By implementing pieces of artificial intelligence into the organic body they have effectively bypassed the most troublesome problem, overcoming the Turing test - making the machine indistinguishable from that of a human. 

Now, with the new state-of-the-art Heptasex Repository, concepted by Starlight Romero, scientists are able to conduct their work more rapidly and efficiently. This advancement is claimed to be the KEY to unlocking the future progress of humanity. Within the Heptasex Repository the human undergoes a transformation of self through lights, motion, and sound - a fully immersive world for transcendence to transpire. The process of the metamorphosis varies from human to human as each experience is dependent on the experiment's heartbeat and voice to create a unique, one of a kind, occurrence.

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September 6 - 20

BURDEN: Finding Homes

Curated by Felix Morelo

It is a BURDEN when art does not sell and just accumulates; 
stagnating the artist physically and spiritually, not leaving space for new work and ideas. This takes me to a dark place, thinking that I want to quit, that since I cannot sell the art, or desire to give it all away, that I should just BURN IT ALL DOWN and be free of it all! But instead of going to that extreme, I’ve decided to stop making art for a year or more, and concentrate on having many shows and “FINDING HOMES” for the art.

For this exhibition Felix Morelo invites 4 Visual Artists NOT to adhere to any his themes or concepts about “BURDEN” or “FINDING HOMES” in their art, (that’s his trip and they are not obligated) .unless they choose to so. Instead, he asks them to just be present, and present their best works regardless of any style, theme, or subject matter as moral support, with the hope they their works too are continually “FINDING HOMES” and don’t become a “BURDEN”..

Alongside the visual art, Felix also invites 4 Performance Artists to SPECIFICALLY interpret concepts on the nature of ”BURDEN”, how they manage it, how they get rid of it, and also the need of “FINDING HOMES”, whether is (physical or spiritual) for themselves, their art, and their ideas.

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 AUGUST 16TH - 31ST

Paintings I'd Die For

CURATED by alex Bienstock


In a time in which slickness prevails and many paintings wish to prove something more than their soul and loving presence, these artists have not escaped my mind because of these very qualities. I am not saying that they cannot be about much more; but for me personally, in this specific grouping and context, sentimentality just may come first.

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August 11th

Playing the Object

Bonnie Lane

Playing the Object brings together Bonnie Lane’s private performances for video into direct dialogue with her handcrafted beaded paintings depicting male solo masturbation.

The series of lo-fi video works performed and recorded within the privacy of her bedroom and studio come in response to feeling a loss of control over how her own body is consumed as a sexual object by both public and private audiences. The artist regains agency over her own sexual identity in this series of humorous actions by playing all roles of director, object, subject, and original audience.

The artist continues to place herself artist in a position of authority and power through the appropriation of anonymous and headless self-portraits found on “jerk-off” websites that are transformed into intricately detailed beaded paintings. This explicit objectification of the male body through the female lens subverts heteronormative conventions of representation and objectification, by replacing the more familiar and socially acceptable sexualized bodies of women with those of men. 

Playing the Object draws attention both to the absence of the female gaze in contemporary popular pornography, as well as the missing representation of the male body as an object of sexual desire in art history. 

Bonnie Lane has recently returned from 9–months working in Australia and this one–night event will be the first time these recent projects will be shown in conversation with one and other.

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June 30th

PROTIV PART II: Against Democracy

FEATURING: ANDREW BRADDOCK, ANTIBODY CORPORATION (APRIL LYNN + ADAM ROSE), THE BUTTRESS, DASHA FILIPPOVA

 

Sound, motion, visuality, closed eyes, implosion, constructed destructivity.

 

Humanity has sprouted wings and become a swarming. A noise field of undifferentiated 'actions.’ 

Individuality and group instinct both have become irrelevant.

Any movement against describes only a different frequency within the makeup of the larger tone that drones on. What transforms humanity remains Nature itself.

Abandon all hope of self-realization, self-transformation, liberation.

No possibility for a secretly held space, outside or inside.

Politics poisons all. An antidemocratic process set into motion by some force within the mass itself.

Welcome to the show: a wandering direction away from the center, able to break centripetal force through erratic unbalancing movement. Occasional particles flying off in different directions.

The disappearance of cities, the disappearance of 'people,’ the extinction of governmental form.

 

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http://braddock.website/

https://www.antibodycorp.org

https://www.youtube.com/user/yi3jane

http://cargocollective.com/darjafilippova

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May 25th - June 17th

Gateways in the Void

Art Themed Occult Show

CURATED BY JOSH KIL

WILD EmbeddingS presents Gateways in the Void, an exhibition of sculptures and consecrated objects, curated by Josh Kil.  

Participants include:

Lauriston Avery

Jesse Bransford

Jen DeNike

D. Draik

Josh Kil

Joan Pope

ONISM



1. Into my loneliness comes —

2. The sound of a flute in dim groves that haunt the uttermost hills.

3. Even from the brave river they reach to the edge of the wilderness.

4. And I behold _______.

5. The snows are eternal above, above —

6. And their perfume smokes upward into the nostrils of the stars.

7. But what have I to do with these?

8. To me only the distant flute, the abiding vision of _______.

9. On all sides _______ to the eye, to the ear;

10. The perfume of _______ pervading, the taste of _______ utterly filling my mouth, so that the tongue breaks forth into a weird and monstrous speech.

11. The embrace of _______ intense on every centre of pain and pleasure.

12. The sixth interior sense aflame with the inmost self of _______,

13. Myself flung down the precipice of being

14. Even to the abyss, annihilation.

15. An end to loneliness, as to all.

16. _______! _______! _______! _______!

-Alteration from "Prologue of the Unborn"

 

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May 12 - 13

2vvelve-Høur D1g1t▲l Sh▲m▲n Lødge 3³

WIld Torus / ONISM

💿💿💿 WELCOME TO THE DIGITAL SHAMAN LODGE 💿💿💿
🔮🔮🔮🔮🔮 ALL NIGHT SACRED WORKSHOP 🔮🔮🔮🔮🔮


🌕🌕🌕 Saturday, May 12 - Sunday, May 13 🌕🌕🌕

⏳ OPENING ⏳ SAT 5/12 | 8pm - 11pm | FREE
Come explore the immersive space, complete with lights and sounds of the new digital shamanic age. The opening is free of charge for the benefit of your spirit.

⏳ SACRED WORKSHOP LOCK-IN ⏳ SAT 5/12 - SUN 5/13 | 12am - 8am
(ENTRANCE WITH EVENTBRITE TICKET ONLY)
⭐️ Temple Activation Ritual ⭐️ 12am - 1am ⭐️
⭐️ Guided Workshop ⭐️ 1am - 7am ⭐️
⭐️ Energy Projection Ritual ⭐️ 7am - 8am ⭐️
The admission will ensure the tools imperative to your spiritual journey. Full participation is expected and required. Feel free to bring other tools of consciousness. 

🔥🔥🔥 FEATURING 🔥🔥🔥
WILD TØR∇S | http://wildtor.us/
ONISM | https://www.soundovonism.com/
SAM ZIMMERMAN | https://vimeo.com/mojojelly
ANIMALS AGAINST HUMANS | https://animalsagainsthumans.bandcamp.com/
STIVAN WIDICK
DANIEL GONZALES
+ more §elect §hamans to be chosen


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DIGITAL SHAMAN LODGE, a truly unique event that will immerse you in an alternate world via lights, sounds, interaction, and other vehicles of the spirit. The space is yours to explore during your journey of channeling the digital consciousness into the flesh. Digital Shaman Lodge will make contact with the spiritual core of the Net and build a repository of psychic energy.

WT along with ONISM and others will act as experience initiators, guides, canaries. We will lead you through rituals that will produce mind-altering effects. The rituals include aural field experimentation, frequency vibration modulation, visual suggestion exploration, and oral substances.

The space has been specifically configured to the correct setting in order to advance the effectiveness of your experience. The immersive 3D dimension will have moving visual projections and lights that will be continuously transforming with mirrors and smoke, creating a ever-changing optical field. Interactive pieces will speak hidden healing messages.

The Lodge will be a sacred space for the post-digital revolution generation.

 

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April 27

Stigma Unbound: The #stopSESTA Show

Stigma Unbound

Stigma Unbound presents a special gallery show at Wild Embeddings in Bushwick in response to the passage of the FOSTA/SESTA bill through congress and signing into law by the president. FOSTA/SESTA is a bill that threatens the safety and livelihood of sex workers who use the internet to find work, to screen clients, and to disseminate harm-reduction strategies and to build community. It also has had a chilling effect on free speech on the internet. Read more about the bill in this article written by Tina Horn for Rolling Stone. https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/features/controversial-anti-sex-trafficking-bill-screw-over-sex-workers-w518323

PERFORMANCE PROGRAM
NICOLE DEE
SHAQUILLA DILLON, "All The Feels"
BONNIE LANE, "Facebook Knows Everyone I've Fucked"
MAEVE LAVEAU
SAMMY LOZADA
MONIKA ROSTVOLD, "Feminine Fix"
MARS SI, "No Lipstick, Perfume, or Glitter"

VIDEO PROGRAM
Sam Gurry, “Jim”
“Jim” is a portrait of queer sexuality, loneliness, and the internet. All images sourced from a found archive of floppy disks with one revealing the name of the archivist, Jim. Sam Gurry is an artist based in Los Angeles working primarily in animation. Their films have played internationally including South by Southwest, Ottawa International Animation Festival, and the Ann Arbor Film Festival. 

Cheyenne Picardo, “Timewasters”
Two dommes wait for clients who will never show up. Timewasters focuses on the mundane, inane, and insane day-to-day moments that rarely appear in mainstream depictions of sex work in America. Cheyenne Picardo is the director of the feature film REMEDY.

Annie Rose, “Hooker Mediation Exercise”
In January 2016 I was illegally evicted from my apartment for being a sex worker. HOOKER MEDIATION EXERCISE examines anonymity, fear, and visibility in relation to sex work. I use my own advertisements, client voicemails, and original footage to create a narrative of my time spent in exile to the fringes of polite society. It is a piece about the anxiety of being discovered and a reflection on my own identity as a feminist whore.

Sydney Southam, “That's Why I Like It”
The multi-channel video installation “That’s Why I Like It” is a culmination of my work as an artist, filmmaker, professional pole dancer and stripper. Using my own experience with strip club labour conditions as inspiration for my line of questioning, I began interviewing and filming professional exotic dancers from varying backgrounds in their homes, asking them questions around feminism, objectification, power, and love. The edited interviews are paired with a multi-channel video depicting the women’s bodies from behind, swaying and twerking in hypnotic slow motion. The resulting work seeks to understand what is means to be consensually objectified for a living, and is a critical and empathetic look into the lives of a group of women who are simultaneously exalted and demeaned for their chosen profession.

Noé Warren, “Lily and Leo”
'Lily & Leo' is part of an installation developed in corporation with 'himherandit' productions in Summer 2017 in London. Noe Warren is a trans*identified full-service sex worker from Brighton, whom's video piece compares the realities of his former brothel persona 'Lily' & his current escorting persona 'Leo'. Noé (they/them) is currently studying Photography at the University of the Arts Brighton. They are also part of the London-based sluts4sluts queer porn collective.

 

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April 5 - 11

The (Org)asm

CURATED by Cult 23

facebook.com/cult23nyc | instagram.com/cult23nyc

The spring awakens in full fury. The longing for the warmth that pulsates between all humans. How are we co-existing and are we on the precipice of a renaissance? The CULT 23 artists will be performing with new lively irrelevance within the confines of history's serious societal rules. We will be observing the orgasmic connection of beings in the time of renewal and the vibrating energy of nature blooming. Looking through the lens of the "other" orgasm. There will libations to get your feeling oiled up.


Jeff Buckholz @givesgoodhair Paintings/Drawings
Julianne Lavallee Drawings/Collage
MIND OF MARIA @goddessofgeorgia Installation Art/Paintings
Frances Ranno @ran_no Drawings
Cansu Saltık @jaysaltik Paintings
Phoenix Lion @tinylionroars Installation Art

Goddess of Georgia  began performing drag and burlesque before delving into performance art. Inspired by the alternative music and art scene in Brooklyn, rock and roll and local rap musical talents that shaped their community, they sought to be part of the void where the arts connected people from all scenes. An avid life painter, photographer and videographer, the goddess seeks to suspend the everyday performance of life in a timeless bubble. Creator of Cult 23 a performance art show in Brooklyn, the goddesses' international upbringing, has given them a special interest in bringing people together of diverse backgrounds. Eternally an alien and outsider to this world they bridge the gap in different cultural scenes.

23 brings together artists, goddesses, gods, aliens, queens, kings together to realize potential, experiment, connect with area community. We are a collective of radical creators. We are really obsessed with the number 23 or cusp birthdays. Come all who are versatile in nature, complex by design and unique in flavor. We can't possibly fit in a square box.

 

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March 8 - 19

Ebb, Flow, Muck & Mire: a sea change in 3D

Juho Poesiloe Pöysti
Risto “CW01” Puurunen,
& Maija Kivi

The art collective Kinobox Obscura is known for inventing the first 3D camera obscuras in the world. They have been building 3D artworks since 2013 in Mexico, Germany and the Baltic countries. Their latest 3D camera obscura artwork was a 3D camera obscura pedal boat which emerged in Finland, 2016. All members of the art collective have a long history in making art in different forms--be it music, fine arts or performance art.

Risto Puurunen and Juho Poesiloe Pöysti have been working together for almost two decades in different projects, most notably in Puurunen’sband Cleaning Women. The band have been touring all over the world from China to Canada and they have released three albums to date and composed music for numerous silent films that the band accompanies live. Risto plays his own unique self-made instruments made out of laundry equipment in Cleaning Women and Poesiloe has been working with the band as a VJ and live visualist. The both are also members in Russian-Finnish performance/music group The Execution of Music – Poesiloe as a singer and and Risto as a musician. Last April Risto and Poesiloe performed for the first time together in New York taking part in the Scandinavian Performance Tour launch party at Last Frontier NYC with 3D shadow plays and improvised music.

Maija Kivi (born 1981) is a visual artist working on painting, sculpting, installation and performance. She has collaborated with Kinobox Obscura since 2016. She has her own performance group Manic Pixie Dream Horse Show, with hobby horses and colorful carnival costumes. Maija Kivi has graduated as a Master of Fine Arts from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in 2012.

 

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February 14-28

WETDRY

Oya Damla

Phenomenology of Sound and Death meets Eco/Sonic Eroticism /ASMR elementals in this large scale, total body immersive/interactive Sound Installation by interdisciplinary artist Oya Damla. WETDRY is a combination of natural and technological structures that explore the sensorial elements of perception in all its forms. The installation has been a part of Damla’s residency at the Wild Embeddings Gallery/Performance Space in Bushwick lasting from Feb 14th through Feb 28th. The installation is open to visitors during gallery hours 2-7pm weekdays or by appointment.

Oya Damla is an interdisciplinary artist based in Brooklyn, NY. Her work explores the intersection of performance, sculpture and sound art. Her conceptual foundations are influenced by themes of psychoanalytical theory, yogic philosophy, holistic medicine, phenomenology, gender and first generation identity studies. Founder of The Ear, a DIY community arts and performance venue, Damla continually works towards creating neutral spaces for women of diverse backgrounds/disciplines and non-binary artists, working in sound, performance & interdisciplinary arts to show, experiment and collaborate with new or ongoing work.

 

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January 19

2=3

Josh Kill

www.joshkil.com

The core structure of Josh Kil's new piece "2=3" comes from a sculpture that was destroyed as part of Kil's 2017 solo show "The Fictional Geometry of Self-Castration" at ADO Project. "2 = 3" is an esoteric formula that is intentionally employed to complicate polarizing dualities such as good vs. evil. This piece comes at the same time that Saturn is entering Capricorn for the first time in 29 years and implies a sort of trans-dimensional optimism.

 

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December 1 - DECEMber 25

Multiverse Realities

Non Grata

Legendary performance art collective Non Grata returns to New York City to showcase their never-before-seen print exhibition, with members from Estonia, Turkey, and Puerto Rico in tow. Further, there will be live performances by sex magicians, He the Moon She the Sun; alternative sound savant, Yang Shufan; trickster circuit bender, Euu; and US Marine turned conceptual artist, Danny Gonzalez.


NON GRATA (Estonia) These multi-layered prints are representing the outcome of the Non Grata World Tours in Asia, America, and Europe during the years of 2010 – 2017! Non Grata, also known as Diverse Universe Performance Festival, is a nomadic performance troupe that unites Performance and Live artists from all-across the World. Founded by Anonymous Boh, the aim is to bring experiments, non-conformism and creativity back to the contemporary art. In every city where Non Grata performed, somebody from world wide underground stars left his visual mark on the performance documentations – in front of objective, wood cut, screen printing, concrete human resource, memory- or handprint – New Orleans, Beijing, Oklahoma, Texas, Paris, Black Rock City – Burning Man, Miami, Faroe Islands, Berlin, New York! The result is haunting and intoxicating imagery that plays with whimsical notions of human idiosyncrasy. Who do we worship and why? Is it intentional or arbitrary? In each print the viewer is transported into another dimension, ruled by a masked maniac in a lost paradise. The impeccable craftsmanship is borne from an elongated process of fastidious printing techniques that integrate designs from notable artists around the world. As with Non Grata’s live performances, do not expect to be comforted by this art. Even placed on a wall, you will continuously receive subliminal messages from the hidden symbols of the artwork that gradually reveal truth. 

 

"Anonymous Boh, via non-stop world tours, performances, exhibitions, and publications, has created one of the most representative, significant, timely and transformative art movements in all of history. As Ring Master, Boh has become the Wild Bill Hickok, the P.T. Barnum, the Alfred Jarry, the Tristan Tzara, the Ezra Pound, the Orson Welles of our Era. We have entered The Apocalypse, The Storm. Boh, implementing all The Arts via NON GRATA'S Diverse Universe global performances, reveals to us not only where we presently stand in The Storm but he also conjures visions of our soon to be realized post-apocalyptic absurdly playfully tormented kaleidoscopic landscapes."

- Ron Whitehead, Outlaw Poet, Kentucky

 

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