What do the news and laundry have in common? Probably nothing! But we’ll be tasked to see how the two play together…over the course of 24 hours in August.
#24hCycle is envisioned as an absurdist summer party, a communal laundry washing experience, and a reading/discussion of the most up to the second news. It’s an excuse to do laundry. An opportunity to become sickly saturated in the news. A reason to come to Long Island City to hang out/party/eat/drink in Flux Factory’s still raw-ish gallery space before the more “serious” gallery openings in Chelsea in September.
You are cordially invited to attend, with no obligation to participate, at any time during the performance. For any duration. Notes will be taken. Laundry will be aired and hung to dry, accumulating in the gallery space around us. Arguments will be lost and won. Our comforts may be met with discomforts, and vice versa. Our private articles of clothing will be made public, and public news articles will be made personal.
For those who cannot be there in person, a live feed will be streamed, and developing interactions will be encouraged online at manbartlett.com/24hCycle.
You may also bring clothing/laundry that you’d like to get rid of; I’ll be donating it to a local organization in need. Some refreshments/libations will be provided, but you’re encouraged to BYO: Laundry, Laptop, Beverages.
Where: Flux Factory (directions)
When: Friday, August 13th - Saturday August 14th
New York based artist Man Bartlett creates performance-based works that take one task to the extreme for an extended period of time, while encouraging dynamic physical and virtual participation. These performances have been in diverse locations, such as a Best Buy, Winkleman Gallery, a former factory building in New Jersey, PPOW Gallery, and The Whitney Museum. He is also currently an artist-in-residence at Flux Factory, in Long Island City, Queens, New York. More info on him here.