Get your La Di Da on this weekend, along with a good dose of a BOMB poetry smackdown. A full itinerary of weekend events for all you superHUMAN’s.
In conjunction with 92Y Tribeca, BOMB is proud to announce the launch of the very first La Di Da Fim Festival, founded by Miriam Bale. The festival begins today and runs through the weekend, with screenings of not-to-miss independent films by Josh Safdie, Maiko Endo, Kentucker Audley, Stephen Gurewitz, Amy Seimetz, Dustin Guy Defa, John Wilson, and more! A launch party for the North American premier of Endo’s film Kuichisan will be held this evening at the Woolworth Building. Please RSVP!
The Berkshire Word Festival begins today and runs all weekend, featuring a stunning array of writers and poets, including John Berendt, Adam Gopnik, Francine du Plessix Gray, Mary Jo Salter, Matthew Pearl, Claire Messud, Harold Augenbraum, Roxana Robinson, Alison Larkin, Susan Kinsolving, Joshua Henkin, Heidi Julavits, Dani Shapiro, and Elissa Schappell.
Someday All the Adults Will Die, a panel discussion, will explore the provocative graphic art that developed alongside punk rock from 1971-1984. It starts at 7 PM at Hayward Gallery and features Johan Kugelberg, Tony Drayton, William Gibson, John Holmstrom and Gee Vaucher.
Clarinda Mac-Low and a selected group of friends and colleagues will construct a series of performances based on The Pronouns: A Collection of 40 Dances for the Dancers, a book of performance instruction poems written by her father, poet/composer/multi-media artist Jackson Mac Low at Danspace Project.
BOMB’s Poetry Smackdown hosts twelve poets in a read-off to win the love of the audience! First fifty people who attend will receive a free poetry chapbook by one of the contestants. Leigh Stein will emcee, and the following poets will be there to fight for the glory of all: Melissa Broder, Sasha Fletcher, Sarah Gerard, Jennifer L. Knox, Jason Koo, Austin LaGrone, Dorothea Lasky, Dan Magers, Ben Pease, Bianca Stone, Brian Trimboli, and M.A. Vizsolyi.
superHUMAN combines canonical myths, comic book heroes, and speculative literature and film. It features the work of the following artists: Blanka Amezkua, Edgar Arceneaux, Kevin Darmanie, Kurt Forman, Chitra Ganesh, Fay Ku, Shaun El C. Leonardo, Kerry James Marshall, Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz, Dulce Pinzon, William Pope.L, Robert Pruitt, Xaviera Simmons, Saya Woolfalk.
The Channel by Derrick Adams explores a construct of American popular culture, commerce, and the development of self-image. Presented in a format similar to the early learning educational television programs of the 1970s at BAM Fishman Space.
Aaron Schraeter’s Schadenfreude: A Selection of Work from the “Predator Series” premieres this weekend along with Adam Fitzgerald’s The Late Parader’s Library at Gamine & The Gallery. Schraeter’s paintings act as journal of his experience with the constantly evolving landscape of his own psyche. Fitzgerald’s exhibition will include books that have been the most influential on his work as a poet.
Hailing from Denver, Colorado, Devotchka plays at the Music Hall of Williamsburg.
loop // an exhibition of new media works at The Museum of Contemporary African Diaspora Arts includes short looped sound and video installations featuring the work of acclaimed artists: Medi + Keith Obadike, Kevin Jerome Everson, John Akomfrah, Edward Bland, and Sun Ra alongside emerging artists Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow, Legacy Russel, O’Neil Lawrence, Akousa Adoma, Jonas Carpignano, Pocas Pascoal and Wilmer Wilson IV.
Marshall L. Davis Jr., one of the most iconic tap dancers in the world, will perform with friends at Brooklyn Conservatory of Music as part of Brooklyn Emerging Artists in Theater (BEAT) Festival.