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Absolutely Venomous Accurately Fallacious (Naturally Delicious)
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May 10, 2008 — August 10, 2008
4-40 44th Drive, Long Island City

Absolutely Venomous Accurately Fallacious (Naturally Delicious), a sprawling exhibition by artistic force assume vivid astro focus, will open May 10th at Deitch Studios, Long Island City. Deitch Studios riverfront building will not only be teeming with sculpture and installation, but the gallery will be transformed into an avaf demolition disco will a full performance and event schedule.

Passing the colorfully muraled exterior of the building, guests enter from the riverside entrance beside a neon atom bomb explosion into the main installation. This large gallery space will be filled with collaborative sculpture, murals, and rugged found materials inspired by the construction sites found throughout the city and especially from Williamsburg into Long Island City. As traditional Brooklyn buildings are demolished to make way for glittering condo towers, so will this installation feature old architecture crashing down amidst black construction mesh, scaffolding, and shattered wood. avaf will contaminate this wreckage to pull new forms out of the destruction.

In this exhibition avaf creates a zone for reconstruction and rehabilitation, overseen by the goddess of change: the trannie. At the center of the main gallery lies an enormous back-bending, gender-bending figure split apart by a derelict Brooklyn house. The rear of the exhibition is a space for the repertoire of collaborative performances and video avaf has assembled to activate this explosive exhibition. Debuting here will be a new video in collaboration with Honeygun Labs. Amidst the music and video projections, the theme is the destruction in reconstruction through dance and devotion.

Deitch Studios Hours:

Thursday - Friday, 4:00 - 10:00 PM Saturday - Sunday, 2:00 - 10:00 PM


Please note that all performances begin at 9 PM at Deitch Studios. A shuttle bus will run between the E and V Subway stop at Ely and 23rd Street and Deitch Studios on performance nights.

June 28th – The Mystery of Claywoman
A new multimedia performance; conceived, written and performed by Michael Cavadias and directed by Rob Roth. This event will delve into the unknown myths and suspected truths of an enigma known only to us as Cavewoman.

July 12th – Brendan Fowler and friends
Brendan Fowler, known to many as BARR, will bring his unique performance style that could be described as one part rap one part motivational speaker to the stage with special guests TBA.

July 18th – Tingel Tangel Club
The Tingel Tangel Club presented by Earl Dax the producer of Weimar New York, a nigh that brings together the best of the cities cabaret, performance art, and burlesque scenes for a heady evening of gender bending decadent fun

July 19th – Dynasty Handbag performance, a performance by Tara DeLong entitled “Living Among” with guest Chloe Dzubilo, and the world premier of the new music video for La Bruja by Escandalo directed by Bec Stupak with a special performance by Princess Extravaganza and some members of the House of Extravaganza. Dynasty will be performing her unique mix of music, video, voiceover, and comitragic performance. Tara Delong will be premiering a performance entitled “Living Among” with special guest Chloe Dzubilo and will also be doing a live video shoot.

July 26th - DFA Records hosts - Afterparty for P.S.1 Summer Warm Up w/ DFA DJs free stuff & good vibes

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