“SOCIAL MIRRORING is a multidisciplinary performance workshop organized by Common Space that will use Laughter Yoga, movement, and art to develop communicative dynamics within social group settings. Those interested in attending should email firstname.lastname@example.org and await confirmation as we have limited space on both days. Please refer to this posting as information is subject to change (but not likely!)
Friday May 3, 2013: 11:30-1:30PM (BY CONFIRMED RESERVATION ONLY) Old School, 233 Mott Street Room 2.3(between Prince Street and Spring Street) http://bit.ly/11qzej7
Saturday, May 4, 2013: 2:00-3:15PM (OPEN TO THE PUBLIC) Spacebuster Dome @ Sarah D. Roosevelt Park (Houston & Chrystie by the basketball court) http://bit.ly/11qyjiL
Common Space is pleased to announce Telegraph, a sound installation that will be installed tonight from 6-9pm at the Storefront for Art and Architecture’s 30th Anniversary Gala at 5 Beekman Street in New York City. http://storefrontnews.org/benefit
Telegraph is a “re-coding” of the song Telegraph recorded by the British New Wave group Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark in 1981. We commissioned Matthew Patterson Curry (Safety Scissors) to remake the song by deconstructing the composition into individual tracks which will then be re-performed to span 3 hours of time.
Telegraph will be played in conjunction with another sound installation by Vito Acconci titled “You Are Here (& there, too, etc).” This work includes a journey through Storefront’s 30-year history. As part of the piece, Acconci narrates and interrogates the organization’s exhibition history with his own personal commentary. The installation will move throughout all rooms on the 9th floor via custom sound software designed by David Rife.
Telegraph seeks to create a virtual mis en scene of unrealized space deploying interactive bodies, actors in a performance of spatial awareness.
ps: From the installation space, through a glass ceiling there is an incredible view of the Woolworth building. In the middle of producing this work I was told by a friend that when the Woolworth opened it was the tallest building in the world. Teddy Roosevelt couldn’t make it to the ribbon cutting and apparently he sent a telegram.
Tre-San Wong just shared a few hundred great photos she shot at The Last Weekend 2012,a 3 day art, music and food retreat that took place 2 hours outside of New York City. The event was initiated by Jon Santos and Peter Coffin, who belong to the local community. Common Space produced the event, designed the brand identity and all promotional materials.
Only a few photographs here, but we will post more soon!
Common Space has been designing and developing brand identities for some of New York City’s most influential restaurants: Freemans, The Spotted Pig, The Dutch, The Rusty Knot, ISA, The Wren and The Penrose - to name a few.
We designed the brand identity system for a new nightclub in Williamsburg called OUTPUT. “Output is open to anyone, but is not for everyone. Output welcomes individuals who value the communal experience of music over cameras, ropes, and bottles.”
Anicka Yi created multiple fragrance tablets impregnated with the fragrance Shigenobu Twilight for an exhibition at GAMeC in Bergamo, Italy. These sculptures are part of an ongoing umbrella project she has been developing called the Flavor Genome. This project seeks to explore an elaborate mapping of subjectivities through the concept of “flavors”, taking reality as an elaborate matrix of perceived unique essences. Common Space designed and produced the packaging for the fragrance tablets there were inserted into the exhibition catalog.
Martha Rosler asked Common Space to produce a 3-minute animated video for broadcast as part of BBC Channel 4’s Random Acts series. Commissioned by Foundation for Art and Creative Technology (FACT), Liverpool, and curator Jacqui Davies, in association with Arts Council England, Random Acts brings short moving image works by artists to Great Britain’s airwaves. Commonspace worked with Rosler to produce motion graphics, edit sound and then master her new video. Rosler’s politically charged video BECAUSE THIS IS BRITAIN centers on excerpts from a speech by British Prime Minister David Cameron.
Common Space helped Josh Kline produce new works for an installation at MoMA PS1, helping the artist cast for a new video and a series of 3D-printed figurative sculptures based on 3D scans. Common Space tapped its vast network of professional contacts in the creative sector to find engaging subjects for Kline’s works about aspirational creative labor and taste. Kline’s video FLATTERY BATH 2 (2012, 87 min), is an extension of the Unspa, a project originally developed by art collective Circular File (principal members: Josh Kline, Jon Santos and Anicka Yi).
Common Space designed and produced Werner Herzog’s Hearsay of the Soulvideo installation which debuted at the 2012 Whitney Biennial. The work consists of a five-channel video work with a musical score by Ernst Reijseger. Common Space collaborated with Herzog to design and produce the exhibition, surround sound configuration and motion graphic presentation. Recently, Common Space designed and produced 6 handmade editions, one of which recently made its West Coast debut at the Wattis Institute in San Francisco, and another that will debut later this year at Getty Center in Los Angeles.