…We walk through ourselves, meeting robbers, ghosts, giants, old men, young men, wives, widows, brothers-in-love. But always meeting ourselves.” ― James Joyce, Ulysses
@ Knockdown Center
52-19 Flushing Ave
Maspeth, NY 11378
TUESDAY, JUNE 16, 2015 6-10pm
continued hours JUNE 20 and 21, 2-6pm
James Joyce’s Ulysses takes place over the course of a single day: June 16, 1904. Recounted in 18 episodes corresponding to Homer’s Odyssey, Leopold Bloom moves throughout Dublin meeting strange characters along the way. On the 111th anniversary of this sensational day, Knockdown Center has invited more than 25 artists and writers to transform each of the chapters of the book into installations situated throughout the property. Join us for an ambulatory experience that will reflect Joyce’s prose in all its uncompromising synesthetic confusion with live performance, video, sound installation, painting, poetry, violin, books, liquids, darts, food, and more. Participants include: Abraham Adams, Sonel Breslav (Blonde Art Books), Ashton Cooper, Maggie Craig (Papercut Press), Simon Critchley, Anthony Cudahy, Anna Eisley, Moze Halperin, Kelsey Harrison, Bethany Ides, Victoria Keddie and Scott Kiernan (E.S.P. TV), Jillian McManemin, Marrek Milde and Kristyna Milde, Claire Mirocha and Vanessa Thill (Sorry Archive), Paul Pino (PAULAPART), Paul Pinto, Nicole Reber, Zefrey Throwell, H. Weaver, Chloe Wyma, Alex Zandi.Blonde Art Books is organizing a reading table with select contributions from Ugly Duckling Presse, Molasses Books, and more.
All drawings (including above) by Michael Merck.