projects and exhibition
July 12-22 – can collecting during NATURE FETISH at Grace Exhibition Space
Aug. 1 – can collecting at IV Soldiers Gallery and Panoply Performance Laboratory
Aug. 30 – opening of exhibition at IV Soldiers Gallery
Sept. 6, 13, 20 performances at IV Soldiers
Sept. 27 – closing at IV Soldiers and can cashing-in.
Enacted in 1982, the New York State Returnable Container Law was established to encourage recycling by imposing a tax on each recyclable container and a rebate upon recycling of that container.
For performance artists, the act of collecting cans becomes an act of survival. For the months of July, August and September, we will collect cans on the street and through several performance spaces, in conjunction with public project participants. We will use the rebate from the cans towards the Brooklyn organization of an International Performance Art Festival in June-July 2013.
Anyone can bring 12oz. aluminum cans to IV Soldiers Gallery Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 7-9pm through August or by appointment (firstname.lastname@example.org). Performances will take place in and using the cans on the Thursday nights in September at IV Soldiers. Cans will also be collected at Panoply Performance Laboratory (104 Meserole St. Brooklyn) throughout August and at Grace Exhibition Space during NATURE FETISH in July.
A collaborative project between IV Soldiers Gallery, Panoply Performance Laboratory, Vaudeville Park, and Grace Exhibition Space, iCan offers an aluminum structure for self-sustainability.