non-exhaustive work, a solo show by fields harrington, is on view through May 30th, Saturday & Sunday 12-6 & by appointment; the first installation in our Tribeca Window is on view continuously at 184 Franklin Street, curated by Jeanette Bisschops with video by Monica Mirabile
Think Tank is a research residency dedicated to cultivating alternative approaches to artistic discourse. Extending from the concept of a weekly reading group, the six month residencies also include performance rehearsals, video shoots, publishing projects, and both public-facing and private talks and events. Invitations to participate are granted to individuals and collectives triggering unique forms of ideological friction in the greater field of contemporary art.
Voluminous Arts, Gavilán Rayna Russom, October 5th, 2022
To begin Voluminous Arts’ 6-month residency at Kaje Projects, label founder Gavilán Rayna Russom shares some of her preliminary research on Gowanus, the neighborhood in Brooklyn where Kaje is located. Through the lens of that research, she explores connections between the neighborhood’s industrialization and her approach to the concept of a “research residency”. Read more
The Halloquium is a queer and trans led virtual gathering of voices around the subject of nightlife. Held in 2020 and 2021 over Halloween weekend, the Halloquium focussed on working with the resources available in nightlife communities to build structures that better meet the needs of queer and trans people, for whom nightlife has always been a critical source of connection. In 2022 the organizing committee decided to change the structure of the event. Instead of the public-facing conference that happened in 2020 and 2021, we gathered for a retreat on the first weekend of October to review the recordings of the conferences and reflect on the past two years. Read more
Voluminous Arts, Yvonne LeBien, November 1st - 31st, 2022
Yvonne: The audience enters a room. I am inside a dog cage. I have a blindfold and headphones on. There are headphones in a circle around me that are playing what I am hearing. The recording is a cacophony of voices. Read more
On Sunday 1/1 at 8pm at @kaje.world I’ll begin 2023 with an offering, a very special & personal performance piece. It is the result of experiences I’ve been gathering through queer community building, group facilitation, and the exploration of movement-based healing modalities. CW for blood & needles in this performance! Blood contains information, the physical material given by our ancestors. The previous generations have passed along their knowledge and their love, but they have also imparted their pain. By recovering within the context of a community and transmuting our pain into action based on love we can begin to heal in body and in soul. Read more
Voluminous Arts, Marcy Angeles, January 23rd, 2023
Monday January 23 at 8PM, Marcy Angeles presents new video series “Is She Static?” at Kaje as part of our ongoing Think Thank Residency in the space! Stop by to join in community & celebrate Marcy’s new work. This is a free event & open to everyone. Read more
Voluminous Arts, Rat Porridge and Cherry Nin, December 12th - 31st, 2022
While in residence Rat and Cherry improvised collaborative performance, using sounds and words from their respective practices to explore shared interests in captivity, intuition, and alchemy. Read more
Voluminous Arts, Anka Raczynska, February 13th - 20th, 2023
Anka has used her residency Kaje to process the ongoing catastrophic collective trauma(s). This is done via continued songwriting. Recent insights into how somatic movement plays a function in her practice has informed these sessions as well as an intention to merge composition with improvisation. She a/v recorded herself responding in real time with the resonant frequencies of the room, including the vibrational patterns of the floorboard. Read more
Voluminous Arts, Hillary Carelli-Donnell, February 22nd, 2023
Kimberly Peirce’s film Boys Don’t Cry begins on a road. An ocean of black night and traffic lights fill the frame as asphalt unfolds. A pair of eyes appear in a rearview mirror, searching. It is dark. In the opening scene we meet Brandon Teena, a transgender teenager living in small-town Nebraska. Brandon is dressed in crisp Wranglers and an oversized flannel and he’s sitting in a barber's chair in his cousin’s trailer. He seems pleased with the haircut and we watch him adjust a rolled-up sock inside his pants. “So you’re a boy…?” prods his cousin, “Now what?” Brandon looks at himself (and at the viewer) in the mirror, with a cigarette hanging from his mouth. He tips his hat and responds with conviction and a grin, “C’mon!” Read more
Popping up at KAJE February 24 through 26, Three Days: A Voluminous Arts Festival is a weekend-long music and art festival centering trans artists experimenting with music and sound. Designed as a multisensorial experience where aural and visual components weave themselves through communal episodes, the festival provides a glimpse into the work Voluminous Arts’ artists have been developing during their research residency at KAJE from September 2022 to February 2023. Additionally, Three Days marks a new chapter of Voluminous Arts as the label moves into its third year, establishing it as a space to celebrate the connections between experimental music and the dancefloor.
The festival is both exhibition and celebration. Since most research activities have not been open to the public, this event becomes an exhibition to showcase the work developed—while at the same time being a weekend-long party for the public and the artists involved. Here is what to expect: Read more
MONTEZ PRESS RADIO Stand Up, Fall Down, a reading group
FEB 10—JUL 14, 2022
Looking at the legacy of humor in political art, transgression, and poor taste, each of the 11 Think Tank meetings will be divided into a discussion of texts and a writing workshop.
Over the course of the series, these writings will be modeled into narrative accounts of fictionalized artists whose work, lives, careers, public scandals, and private affairs address the very serious subjects we discuss. The writing can take any format, but we’ve tossed around the idea of recording scripted interviews with our fictional artist for radio.Read more