November 20 - November 25, 2020
3rd Art Zine Fest : Deskarga Groupo
Between Us and Then
37-39 Clinton St NEW YORK
Opening Performance: Friday, 11/20
7PM LIVE SCORE BY MARC PASCUA FOR FILMS BY JOHN BLAZZI AND WENDY ZHAO
7:45PM LIVE LIP SYNCH PERFORMANCE BY VOXIGMA LO
Closing Night: Wednesday, 11/25
6PM FILM SCREENING FOR FILM BY REILLY SCHLITT
New York, NY- Space 776 presents the third annual Art Zine Fest, from November 20-25, 2020, at 37-39 Clinton Street in the Lower East Side. Space776’s Art Zine Fest is the Brooklyn based artists’ gathering for the distribution of artists’ books, celebrating the full breadth of the art self-publishing community.
Between Us and Then is a week-long art zine fest of Deskarga Groupo, scattered with zines, photo prints, paintings, illustrations, video, and musical performance. The central theme of the show is a meditation on the self; the body in relation to time and space. The personal and tangible confronts—the elusive and abstract. The stoicism of portraits frozen in time defies the dread of human aging.
The rhythm of skateboarding videos is the soundtrack to bodies zooming through space. The linear narrative inherent in book-bound codices is bent under the textural zine experience. Many of the pieces read as a joyful yet pensive celebration of life. All artists have been encouraged to include work created during the past year.
Visitors are encouraged to walk the space and browse the collection of artwork on the walls, table, and floor. There will be musical performances during the opening reception as well as video projections.
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ABOUT THE ARTIST
Deskarga Groupo is a multimedia and cross/cultural artist collective and independent publisher working in the fields of zines, photography, video, and music. Their name is derived from the Spanish word descarga – as in the free-form jazz jam session – and deskarga – Ilocano for unload. The etymology of the term "Groupo'' is synthesized from its English-language root and is used as an alternative to the played-out term 'collective'. Their community operates on interdisciplinary forms and seeks to collaborate, unload, discharge, and improvise using the themes of placement and identity as a cultural sifter.