First Look: SOPHIE Presents Pupture
At The New Museum, 235 Bowery, Lower East Side. 7pm. Tickets are $20 ($15 for members). More info here.
Mysteriously odd artist and music producer SOPHIE (the brainchild of weirdo party jams BOOP and LEMONADE, among others) takes over the New Museum for a multidisciplinary evening exploring the notion of synthesis in art. First, there’ll be a panel discussion with artists Gerry Bibby, Travis Boyer, Hayden Dunham, experimental dance collaboration FlucT, Matthew Lutz-Kinoy, and Henrik Oleson. Following that, the artists will present live performance and original music. Prepare to have your brains stimulated, hear some really weird sounds, and maybe even dance a little.
People Doing Math Live
At Strand Bookstore, 828 Broadway, East Village. 7pm. Tickets are $10, and include a $10 Strand gift card. More info here.
Step into the Rare Books Room at Strand to experience a live recording of the People Doing Math Live podcast. PDML, a podcast about “math, art, and everyday life,” has previously been seen at The PIT and The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival. The focal point of this evening is appropriately literary: the gang will discuss Kurt Vonnegut’s masters thesis about the shape of stories. And there’ll also be some booze, so you can drink while you think.
At Panoply Performance Lab, 104 Meserole Street, East Williamsburg. 1pm. More info here.
Incredible Witness is a participatory project of games and interactive environments, with a focus on sensory perception. This weekend, they are hosting a slew of experiences centered around perception and colors at this East Williamsburg performance art hub including tours led by “the direction-blind,” an installation based on red-green colorblindness, snacks based on Ludwig Wittgenstein’s philosophical book Remarks On Colour, and a chance to make your own sensory games. Well, you certainly won’t be bored.
SUNDAYBlack Magic: Benevolent or Malicious
At House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave, Bushwick. 8pm. Tickets are $22.20 and can be purchased here. More info here.
This richly visual show at equally visual Bushwick stunner House of Yes is a collaboration between aerial arts company and training institute Urban Circus and director Iron Bryan. They’ve assembled an impressive roster of performance artists, aerialists, and dancers to bring their own unique interpretations of short stories. True to the title, some will be more benevolent, some downright malicious. Black Magic is the kickoff of Urban Circus’s theatrical season this year, so this is only the beginning of their stunts. I’m sure far more twisting and flying await.