Saturday, January 24th, 7pm
Closest subways: C to Franklin Ave or G to Classon Ave.
Underwater New York curates an evening of work inspired by Dead Horse Bay, including new fiction from UNY editors Nicole Haroutunian and Nicki Pombier Berger, a dramatic reading of the outrageous 1886 New York Times article, "A Barren Island Mystery," performed by actor David Townsend, and a participatory literary activity involving horse bones, doll parts, and other evocative flotsam from the shores of Dead Horse Bay.
David Townsend, a self-proclaimed "huge NYC history nerd," is an actor whose television credits include: The Knick (upcoming), Gotham (FOX), Unforgettable (CBS), and Boardwalk Empire (HBO). Select theater credits include last season's The Library at the Public Theater, A Midsummer Night's Dream at Syracuse Stage, and Frost/Nixon with Portland Center Stage.
Winter Shack is a temporary exhibition space designed by Alex Branch and Nicole Antebi, who curate a series of site-specific installations/readings/exhibitions that encourage audiences to engage with one another's work and to build community in the darkest hours of the year. In 2015, Winter Shack is partnering with The Brooklyn-Queens Land Trust at the Classon Ful-gate Community Garden, located on the edge of Bed-Stuy and Clinton Hill. Originally established forty four years ago and maintained by many of its original members, the block association has generously invited the Winter Shack to activate the space during the winter months when the garden lies dormant.
UNY is pleased to curate one event in a series of compelling work, including the work of artist Lauren Canon, who will be converting the Shack into a CineSauna (cinematic sauna), screenings of short works by video artists during the month of February, a reading series curated by writer Allison Devers, and the conversion of the shack into a reparative refuge for seasonal affective disorder.