Intern Initiative: "Postcards from Gowanus"

Date: March 19, 2010, 6–9 pm
­Location: Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn
FREE. No RSVP necessary.
Gallery hours: March 17-19, 2010, 12–6 pm
Organized by Intern Initiative participants Penny Duff, Gabrielle Herbst, and Maria Papadomanolaki

“Postcards from Gowanus” explores a multitude of approaches to mapping the immediate vicinity surrounding Cabinet’s gallery space in Gowanus. Through a series of collaborative research workshops held during the last month, participants have created projects in the form of audio recordings, performances, literary experiments, collages, photographic series, and experimental video documentaries.

An exhibit and radio narrowcast will occur at Cabinet’s gallery space March 17–19, with a closing reception and live performances on Friday, March 19, from 6–9 pm.

The program is collaboratively organized by Penny Duff (exhibit), Gabrielle Herbst (performances), and Maria Papadomanolaki (radio) and is sponsored in part by free103point9. For more information, visit

"Postcards from Gowanus" features work by:
• Bianca Ahmadi – Eyes on Gowanus
• Patrick Carey – Bricks and Paint and Water and Metal
• Penny Duff – Sounding the Infra-ordinary: Gowanus
• Kasia Gladki – The Many Scapes of the Gowanus
• Juan David Gonzalez-Monroy – The Dead Whale: Message from the Afterlife
• Gabrielle Herbst and Allie Tsypin – Architecture as Baggage on the Body
• Amir Husak – Gowanus Unheard
• Maria Papadomanolaki – Sounds in-between
• Heidi Prenevost and David Smith – Double Helix
• Sterling Basement – Songs of the Gowanus
• Bryan Zimmerman – The Slate Was Her Parlor

Friday night performances by:
• Juan David Gonzalez-Monroy
• Sterling Basement
• Gabrielle Herbst, Maria Papadomanolaki, and Jeremy D. Slater

Radio narrowcast, "Sib Radio Gowanus" includes work by:
A.G, another electronic musician, Knut Aufermann, bitcrush, Giancarlo Bracchi, Myroslaw Bytz & Nick Heling, Hethre Contant, Peter Cusack, denial of service, dergar, Exportion, Patrick Farmer, Jonny Farrow, Gabrielle Herbst, Amir Husak, inverz, Lina Lapelyte, Last Days, Leaf Loft, manekinekod, Sally Ann McIntyre, Todd Merrell, murmer, Naono, near the parenthesis, Oneohtrix Point Never, Dimitris Papadatos, Maria Papadomanolaki, Heidi Prenevost & David Smith, Radio Ruido, Sawako, Janek Schaefer, Jeremy D. Slater, Sogar, Solo Andata, Sterling Basement, Sublamp, Mark Templeton, verdi_spirali, Myke Dodge Weiskopf, Mark Peter Wright, Bryan Zimmerman.

For more on "Sib Radio Gowanus," see

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