Performances: Conveying the Invisible
Monday, November 04 2013 - Saturday, November 16 2013
Conveying the Invisible investigates the beauty and wonder that nature and the human condition can offer. From video installations and live painting performances to an invasion of fresh baked butterflies and a touring neon-funeral car, these site-responsive works address the often invisible aspects of love, life, death, and rebirth within the unusual and often challenging field of public space.
Italian artist Carlo Steiner will infuse the interior of Restaurant Venturo with Butterflies constructed from holy bread wafers. Attached to the walls as if they were holy objects from an ancient Wunderkammer, these fragile creatures invoke an atmosphere of grace and suggest a communal sharing of bread and wine.
Invoking death itself is the light installation and music performance by Anne Katrine Senstad: a funeral car with the neon sign Tears on a Coffin. The installation will be parked in front of the Irish Pub PJ Hogan’s accompanied by a Mariachi Band that will celebrate loss as an occasion for gathering and question political contexts and spiritual values. The relocation of the neon sign into the pub furthers the metaphor of accompanying one’s love throughout the final journey.
Local New York City-based artist Simonetta Moro will present Street Scene: Continuous Urban Action Drawing, a live painting performance on a restaurant window that attempts to capture the flow of pedestrians in the urban environment.
Curated by Sarah Corona
OPENING RECEPTION & LIVE PERFORMANCES
Monday, November 4, 5:30pm at Venturo Restaurant at 44-07 Queens Boulevard. Three of the artists will give live public performances at each restaurant:
Simonetta Moro's “Street Scene: Continuous Urban Action Drawing” at Malingo Restaurant (43-16 Queens Blvd) 2-6pm
Anne Katrine Senstad and Mariachi band performing“Tears on a Coffin" outside of PJ Horgan’s Pub (42-17 Queens Blvd) 6-8pm
Carlo Steiner, “Butterfly Maker” at Venturo Restaurant (44-07 Queens Blvd) 6-10pm
Subway Station: 46st on the 7
Simonetta Moro, “Street Scene: Continuous Urban Action Drawing”, paintings
Malingo Restaurant, 43-16 Queens Blvd
Anne Katrine Senstad,“Tears on a Coffin”, Neon installation
PJ Horgan’s Pub, 42-17 Queens Blvd
Carlo Steiner, “Butterflies”, Installation with butterfly shaped wafers
Venturo Restaurant, 44-07 Queens Blvd
Conveying the Invisible is part of inaugural Sunnyside Restaurant Week to promote the neighborhood as a culinary destination, offering visitors a memorable experience that combines space, food, and art. This project is made possible by the generous support of Sunnyside Shines Business Improvement District; Royal Norwegian Consulate General, Gallery Nine5, Jurek Park Slope Funeral Home Inc, and 419 Neon. Special thanks to Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer.