Intern Initiative /
“Postcards from Gowanus”

Date: Friday, 19 March 2010, 6–9 pm
Location: Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn (map and directions here)
FREE. No RSVP necessary
Gallery hours: 17–19 March, 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 17–19 March, with a closing reception and live performances on Friday, 19 March, 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

About the Intern Initiative
The Intern Initiative is a program begun in the fall of 2009 at Cabinet. It aims to bring together interns from a wide range of non-profit institutions across New York City in order to encourage a dialogue on the role of unpaid internships in contemporary society. Additionally, the Intern Initiative offers the opportunity for New York City area interns to collaboratively plan public cultural events at Cabinet's exhibition space.