Sunday, September 30th marks a one year celebration of groundbreaking performance art at The Ear (255 Boerum Street #1, Brooklyn.) A yEAR at the EAR features performances by artists Raki Malhotra, Thea Little, Polina Riabova and Esther Neff alongside installation, art and videos by Mariya Dimov, Sandra Kelly, Jazz Coker, Diane Dwyer and Jenna Kline. Doors open at 5 pm, with performances from 6:30-8:30 and a VJ set by Kira DeCoudres following at 9 pm. The one-year anniversary fun fest ranges from $5-20/ticket suggested donation. Zines will also be available for sale, including PLASTER COCKTAIL, Marietta Magazine and zines by gothlime. The Ear is a DIY community art gallery and performance venue geared towards creating a neutral space for women and non-binary artists with a focus on showcasing new and experimental work, and this event promises to be one of the most compelling held at the space in its one year of programming!
Raki Malhotra is an interdisciplinary artist from Toronto currently living in Brooklyn whose work relates to self-psychology, pop culture, and issues of identity. Artist Thea Little investigates the hybrid of performance art, dance-theater and experimental vocals through creating and performing solos and directing group works. Polina Riabova is a Brooklyn-based poet, writer and performance artist originally from Kupavna, Russia. She curates The Blue Rose series and is Editor-In-Chief of PLASTER COCKTAIL zine. Esther Neff is the founder of PPL (Panoply Performance Laboratory), a flexible collective, organizational entity, and experimental philosophy research group. One year ago, in August 2017, The Ear hosted the soft-launch of PLASTER COCKTAIL zine with an event that was curated by Polina Riabova and featured the striking work of recent Franklin Furnace honoree Nicole Goodwin: Ain’t I a Woman. Thea Little & Oya Damla also participated at this event, which also included readings by Deirdre Coyle, Stephanie Maida and Polina Riabova, video & installation by Kelsey S. Brewer and sculpture & installation by Mariya Dimov.
The Blue Rose series takes place at the EAR periodically, which strives to bring artists of diverse art practices together with the added focus of introducing new audiences to performance art by mixing together performance, readings and multimedia art. In July of this year The Blue Rose Presented Detox, which was the fifth official installment of the series. Founded by Oya Damla in 2017, The EAR has become a pivotal space for creatives to gather and perform in an intimate, comfortable venue with backyard and cash/Venmo bar. Since its inception it has hosted 7 performances, and has grown to be known as a staple for sound, performance & interdisciplinary arts in Bushwick. This one-year anniversary of The EAR is also notable as it takes place during Bushwick Open Studios! Don’t miss your chance to experience the best of what the EAR has to offer on Sunday, Sept 30 from 5-10 pm.