Wednesday, March 26, 2014

April 12th @ Crane

Civil War: Living History on American Street

When: Saturday April 12th, 2014 from 12 - 6pm
Location: The Icebox Project Space
Free & Open To The Public

April 12th is the anniversary of the first shots fired in the Battle of Fort Sumter, widely acknowledged as the initial conflict of the American Civil War. On April 12, 2014, living historians and re-enactors will convene in North Philadelphia at the Icebox Project Space to engage the public and reflect upon the significance of the war and its legacy for our neighborhood and beyond. Multiple groups and perspectives will be present, including members from the Philadelphia-based 3rd US Colored Infantry and the Hampton Legion– Confederate States of America team of The North-South Skirmish Association. The events of the day will be accompanied by a display of historic artifacts and contemporary artworks, including site-specific video projections by Philadelphia artist Rebekah Flake. Refreshments and parking available.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Go see this Thursday


When: March 13th - 15th 2014
Performance dates and times:
        Thursday March 13th at 7:00, 8:00, 9:00
        Saturday March 15th at 6:30
Hours: Wednesday - Saturday 12 - 6pm
Second Thursday Reception: March 13th, 6 - 9pm
Location: The Icebox Project Space

The Crane Arts and Icebox Project Space are proud to present Public Works, Public Domain. This exhibition re-imagines the use and the notion of works in the Public Domain, featuring the staging and screening of several films now available for unrestricted use, and culminating in 4 scheduled performances of Timothy Belknap's "72 Years to the Moon" in the Icebox. The exhibition as a whole explores Public Domain as a concept: rather than a forfeiture of individual property, a place of free exchange.

"72 Years to the Moon" is an exploration of the screen as a site, as a stage where chance happenings and material studies collide. Reminiscent of the illusionistic feat of pioneering filmic experimentations and early lens-based technologies, the viewer witnesses sounds and motions resulting from the actions of unseen agents behind a three-dimensional screen. Creating a physical and conceptual model for being and relating in the moment, the work is a playful acknowledgment that the rules of rationality inevitably loosen when one attempts to conceive of an ever changing world. Transformations are best measured in moments and experiences, as our voyage rarely ends far from where it began.

The performance is undertaken by three brothers (Timothy, Matthew, and Bryan Belknap), as well as local performance artist Eileen Lillian Doyle. 

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

More Space Art

Vladimir Dubossarsky & Alexander Vinogradov, Cosmonaut No.1, 2006

Andy Warhol, Moonwalk (1, pink), 1987

Alexis Rockman

Genetic Engineering


Diana Cooper

Peter Halley

Photos of Mars

Hubble Images

Norman Rockwell

Vija Celmins

Olafur Elliasson

Cornelia Parker

Christine Borland

Berlinde De Bruyckere

Marc Quinn

Damien Hirst