Postcards from Gowanus is a creative research program exploring a multitude of approaches to mapping the immediate vicinity surrounding Cabinet Magazine’s gallery space in Gowanus, Brooklyn. Drawing upon the psychogeographic tradition of critically and creatively engaging with public urban space, Postcards from Gowanus will examine the ways that mediation fundamentally alters our relationships to the environments in which we conduct our daily lives.
As we strongly advocate for arts’ active engagement with its public, we propose two phases—each of which interact with the public in a different manner—for this mapping program.
1. On Saturday February 20, 2010, we will host a series of collaborative workshops incorporating multiple creative research tactics on the streets of Gowanus.
2. Material generated during the workshops (in the form of audio field recordings, literary experimentation, site-specific performances, photographic slide shows, experimental video documentary, still-life drawing, Surrealist collage, found sculpture, interventionist performance, etc., etc.—we foresee that an abundance of different media could be constructed) will be presented as a small, thematically curated exhibit to be displayed in the Cabinet gallery March 16-19, 2010.
We solicit proposals for projects in a wide variety of media. Please send proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 5, 2010.