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02/03/18: LIVEWIRE NYC March

Welcome to LIVEWIRE, monthly tour of shows, exhibitions and events around town. Expect performance art, politically engaged art, photography, poetry, and magic. By @JanaAstanov.


[photo: ULTRACULTURAL OTHERS hip hop yoga crew]

MATCHAMAMA : The Hip Hop Yoga Experience for Earth Warriors by ULTRACULTURAL OTHERS
March 2nd, 8-11PM
Zenchai Matcha Cafe: 94 Rivington Street, New York, NY 10002

MATCHAMAMA creates space for summoning and praising the Goddess Patchamama (our Mother Earth), honoring her as nourisher, Creator/Destroyer & Life-giver. Come vibe with us, get your MC-on… no hip hop experience necessary…Optimal root chakra medicine for those returning home to indigenous ways. You don’t have to be a “rapper” to participate and all levels welcome. Circle work is “heart math” With a sweet Tea Ceremony courtesy Zenchai

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/matchamama-march-full-moon-get-down-tickets-43467271780

FB invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/972647262901377/


March 1 at 10:30 AM to March 3 at 9 PM
The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, 5th Ave, New York, New York 10016

The Fourth Annual Film Festival On Theatre And Performance (FTP) featuring works by or about: Christoph Schlingensief, Jan Fabre, Ariane Mnouchkine, Heiner Müller, Romeo Castellucci–pina Bausch and many more. FTP presents experimental, emerging, and established theatre artists and filmmakers that are currently exploring the boundaries of dance, theatre, film, and performance.

FB invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/2027006927517590/


THE BORDER curated by Jamie Martinez
March 2nd – March 26th, opening night Friday March 2nd 6-9pm
THE BORDER, 56 Bogart Street 1st FL BK, NY 11206

THE BORDER is a new project space in Bushwick focused on supporting and showing immigrant artists living in the United States with hope of creating a nurturing environment for them to create/show work and also for non immigrants because THE BORDER will be open to everyone.

FB invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/122939228535374/


March 3rd 3-6 PM
New Women Space, 188 Woodpoint Rd., Brooklyn, New York 11211

Zin workshop run by @thebettyz at @newwomenspace and covering all the basics to keep our zine machine running.

Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1826571134040967/


[photo: Katya Grokhovsky, Bad Woman, 2017]

March 6–12, 2018, booth 2231
4 Times Square, entrance at 144 West 43rd Street, NYC

The ArtSlant Prize IX Exhibition will take place during Armory Week in New York at SPRING/BREAK Art Show, featuring works by: David Rios Ferreira, Sabato Visconti, Katya Grokhovsky, Daàpò Reo.

FB invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/171887806921713/

Website Link: https://www.artslant.com/ew/articles/show/49123-announcing-the-artslant-prize-ix-winners


March 6–12, 2018, booth 2310
4 Times Square, entrance at 144 West 43rd Street, NYC

Ronnit Levin Delgado will be presenting her latest work Written in Water. Engaging with artist Keren Anavy, she will be showing new work from Project Forgiveness, in collaboration with photographer Mara Catalán who beautifully captured moments of a poetic forgiveness ritual for her father.

FB invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/171887806921713/


March 9, 2018 7:00 PM – April 6, 2018
Czech Center, 321 East 73rd Street, NY 10021 NYC

Presented at the time of New York’s Armory Show, with an international group of curators, this show emphasizes the relationship between curator and artist — muse muse, a muse muse, muse amuse, muse muse muse — the alliteration itself is almost inspiring.

Website: http://new-york.czechcentres.cz/program/event-details/muse-muse/


NON GRATA (3AM interview with Al Paldrok aka Anonymous Boh)
March 9, 2018 7:00 PM
Grace Exhibition Space, 840 Broadway, Brooklyn, New York 11206

Wild Night of Group performances – World Famous Non Grata, Kinobox Obscura from Finland and Wild Torus from New York! Wild Visuals, Weird Sounds, Strange Environments, Unexpected Results and Even More. Curator: Anonymous Boh).

FB invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/201930860370310/


March 10th at 9 PM
Last Frontier NYC, 520 Kingsland Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11222

Worldwide caravan of performance madness of Diverse Universe Festival in Last Frontier NYC: Wild Saturday in Brooklyn – step into a lucid dream with Non Grata crew!
Non Grata (Estonia), Kinobox Obscura (Finland), Joey Sledgenovski (USA), Danny Gonzalez (Puerto Rico), Gordon Berry (USA)

Website link: https://www.facebook.com/events/967117543441913/


March 17th  2–5 PM
Queens Museum, New York City Building, Queens, NY 11368

LiVEART.US, Performance Art initiative created and organized by artist, and independent curator, Hector Canonge, begins its Spring 2018 season program with the special presentation of the program “Performing Time,” featuring the work of Butoh artists: VANGELINE (France), AZUMI OE (Japan) with music by Sean Ali, ANDY KRIGER (United States), ALANA ROSA (Brazil) with music by Junia Flavia d’Affonseca, DENISE VAZQUEZ (Mexico), and MARK BANKIN (United States).

The event is Free and Open to the Public.


[photo by Eva Muller]

JJ BRINE (his recent 3AM interview), Fatherfxck Episode 1 — “Opening Night”
March 19 at 10 PM – 4 AM
Rumpus Room, 249 Eldridge St, New York, New York 10002

Fatherfxck is an interdimensional modeling agency for spirits seeking bodies. The agency hosts a weekly Monday night party at Rumpus Room, where it identifies candidates for possession. Hosted by Crown Prince Of Hell JJ Brine and The Vectorian Government, the space features an immersive installation environment by Brine as well as rotating exhibitions by other featured artists and beats by DJ Keoki.

FB invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/2036920293232249/


15/02/18: Join Lee Rourke on Saturday

Sat 17 March 

10am – 5pm (lunch included in ticket price)

Situated Practice: a one day creative writing course relating to place

Writing to evoke an unmistakable sense of place, paying attention to people, atmosphere, soundscape and landscape. With the celebrated author Lee Rourke (short-story collection Everyday, the novel The Canal (winner of the Guardian’s Not The Booker Prize 2010) and the poetry collection Varroa Destructor. His latest novel Vulgar Things is published in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, and the US by 4th Estate, Harper Collins. His debut novel The Canal is being adapted to film by Storyhouse Productions, summer 2018). Lee recently joined the 3:AM Magazine team.

Tickets: £25 (limited places)

Book here.

09/02/18: Shakespeare’s Sister and Co

Claire-Louise Bennett at Shakespeare and Company yesterday.

04/02/18: LIVEWIRE NYC February

I have lived in Paris, London, Warsaw, Istanbul, Abu Dhabi, Hong Kong and Tokyo, but nothing compares to New York City! Welcome to LIVEWIRE, my monthly tour of shows, exhibitions and events around town. Expect performance art, politically engaged art, ambient music,  poetry, dance, and magic. @JanaAstanov 


[photo credit: Kalan Sherrard  –  his interview @3AM]

SUPER-BOWEL Z: Diarrhea Apocalypse
Sunday February 4th, 3PM, Union Square

All players, cheerleaders, audience members, mascots, announcers and weirdos welcome – deep otherness costumes mandatory! It’s truly hard to resist such an invitation from the NYC street performance underground – you don’t want to miss your church on Super Bowl Sunday! 


ROOTKIT, Julia Sinelnikova Solo Exhibition
Open until February 9th, Superchief Gallery NY

Last week of this fantastic show! Using Superchiefs vast 7,000 sqft warehouse as a landscape for her immersive cyber-punk environment Rootkit, Julia Sinelnikova (her interview @3AM) utilizes projectors, hand cut mylar, and more to create a living duplication of the often invisible world of cyber warfare.

FB invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/361790964247001


INCISION, Feminist in Residence Exhibition
January 31st – March 16th,
Project For Empty Space, 2 Gateway Center, Newark

An exhibition of works by Chaya Babu, Christen Clifford (her recent interview @3AM), Camille Lee, and Katherine Toukhy, part of the 2017/2018 GRAB BACK: Feminist In Residence program. The exhibition explores how the female body becomes the site for violence and vitality, and everything in between.

FB invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/174156829982256/

Website Link: www.projectforemptyspace.org


SPIRIT FACES, Anna-Wili Highfield
February 9th – March 6th , 2018
Opening Reception on February 9th 6-8PM
OLSEN GRUIN NY Gallery, 30 Orchard Street

Exhibition of new sculptures by Australian artist Anna-Wili Highfield, Spirit Faces gathers a celebratory mélange of animals, body parts, and self-portraits. Virtuosic and playful, Highfield’s mixed media sculptures reach new heights of exuberance and material imagination. 


[photo credit: Natasha King, photo by Laura Weyl]

LUST, Laura Weyl
Friday February 9th, 7 PM – 3 AM, Lot 45

Last time I saw Laura’s show it was a delicious feast of colour and movement. At LUST, she will be performing a psychedelic analog liquid light show projected onto performance artist Natasha King. This edition of LUST is about sensual exploration as it promises a spectacle from the NYC’s most provocative performance artists (think here sensual debauchery). Valentine’s date perfect.

FB invite:  https://m.facebook.com/events/137852743570301


[photo credit: Jodie Lyn-kee-Chow, “Lost China Girl”, video still]

February 14th-April 13th
Opening Reception on February 14th, with performance art and music 5:30 – 9PM
President’s Gallery, 899 Tenth Avenue, 6th Floor

Internalized Borders addresses immigration, identity, detention, and deportation. Curated by Maria de Los Angeles and Susan Noyes Platt it is featuring 18 artists working through a range of media. Taking the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center as a pivotal moment for the escalation of attacks on immigrants, this exhibition examines the various ways that language and legal systems create internal and external borders based on fear, the criminalization of identity, the economics of migration, and the construction of otherness.

Website Link: http://shivagallery.org/portfolio/internalized-borders/


[photo credit: Dok Gregory, photo by Jana Astanov]

MIXOLOGY FESTIVAL 2018: Circuit Breakers: Causings // Plan 23
Thursday, February 15th, 8PM
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave

Brookyn dark electronica favorites Plan 23 is playing as part of 4 day Mixology Festival happening from 13th to 16th February. Unmissable!

Website Link: http://roulette.org/event/mixology-causings-plan-23/


[photo credit: Gretchen Robinette, Go! Push Pops x UNDAKOVA summer solstice @artpowwow] 

DREAM BEAT New Moon Wellness Ritual
Friday February 16th, 6-10PM in NYC
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Raise your vibration with this contemporary wellness party ritual drawing together creative (radical) visionaries, conscious parents and young ones for community healing, divine incantation, song, dance, cultural dreaming, drums and the linking of magic to everyday Life. Co-led by Undakova & Or Nah (Katie Cercone – her interview @3AM) plus rotating featured artists.




TRANS-Ville Act IV
Wed. February 21st, 7-9PM
Catinca Tabacaru Gallery, 250 Broome Street NYC

TRANS-Ville is a contemporary performance art series exploring current states of political and social transition. Curated by Coco Dolle of Milk and Night Curatorial for  Catinca Tabacaru Gallery New York.  TRANS-Ville ACT IV artists include: Keijaun Thomas, Lisa Levy, Naomi Elena Ramirez, Monica McLure, David Henry Nobody Jr.  and Tyler Ashley or The Dauphine of Bushwick.

FB invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/1418494871610963/

Milk and Night Curatorial: @milkandnightcuratorial


FLUX CITY 6: FORT CITY – Cayla Lockwood and Sarah Dahlinger / IMMIGRANT BALL – Katya Grokhovsky
February 24, 10AM-9PM Fort City, 9PM-midnight Immigrant Ball
Flux Factory, 39–31 29th Street, Long Island City, New York 11101

Flux City 6 is a four week cycle of city creation and destruction and rebirth and cataclysm. During each week an artist will create a city, or their interpretation of city-ness in the Flux Factory gallery creating a broad and all encompassing installation work which culminates in a public opening for that city and a destruction event meant to bring about its end — organized by a separate artist or group. On February 24, Cayla Lockwood and Sarah Dahlinger will present Fort City by followed by Immigrant Ball by Katya Grokhovsky.

9PM-12AM Immigrant Ball by Katya Grokhovsky is a participatory performance event, in which several performers, all first generation immigrants of diverse backgrounds, invite the audience to the extravagantly DIY Ball, during which the city on site will be gradually destroyed through choreographed debauchery.



22/01/18: Lee Rourke at 3:AM

We are proud to announce that Lee Rourke, author of The Canal and Vulgar Things, is joining 3:AM Magazine as contributing editor.

19/01/18: Dysfunctional Male

Fernando Sdrigotti, Le Rostand, Paris

16/01/18: Pondering

Claire-Louise Bennett at Le Rostand, Paris

13/01/18: Reggae at 3:AM

To coincide with the Sound System Outernational ‘Strictly Vinyl’ Weekender at Goldsmiths (CAYA Soundsystem pictured), here’s a collection of early 3:AM interviews by Greg Whitfield.

Aba Shanti – ‘Dub Wisers’ (April 2003)

Don Letts – ‘The Rebel Dread’ (June 2003)

Tessa Pollitt – ‘Earthbeat’ (November 2003)

Keith Levene – ‘Looking For Something’ (May 2004)

DJ Scratchy – ‘Roots and Wanderings’ (November 2004)

06/01/18: The Digital Critic: Literary Culture Online

OR Books Going Rogue

The Digital Critic: Literary Culture Online’ with Houman Barekat, Joanna Walsh and Robert Barry
Wednesday 10th January, 7pm

Entry £3, redeemable against any purchase

Our guests take stock of the so-called Literary Internet up to the present moment, and considers the future of criticism: its promise, its threats of decline, and its potential mutation, in a world of Facebook likes, Twitter wars, and Amazon book reviews.nbsp;

What do we think of when we think of literary critics? Enlightenment snobs in powdered wigs? Professional experts? Cloistered academics? Through the end of the 20th century, book review columns and literary magazines held onto an evolving but stable critical paradigm, premised on expertise, objectivity, and carefully measured response. And then the Internet happened.

From the editors of Review 31 and 3:AM Magazine, The Digital Critic (OR Books, 2017) brings together a diverse group of perspectives—early-adopters, Internet skeptics, bloggers, novelists, editors, and others—to address the future of literature and scholarship in a world of Facebook likes, Twitter wars, and Amazon book reviews. It takes stock of the so-called Literary Internet up to the present moment, and considers the future of criticism: its promise, its threats of decline, and its mutation, perhaps, into something else entirely.

With contributions from Robert Barry, Russell Bennetts, Michael Bhaskar, Louis Bury, Lauren Elkin, Scott Esposito, Marc Farrant, Orit Gat, Thea Hawlin, Ellen Jones, Anna Kiernan, Luke Neima, Will Self, Jonathon Sturgeon, Sara Veale, Laura Waddell, and Joanna Walsh.

About the Speakers

Houman Barekat reviews for the TLS, Literary Review, the Irish Times, Prospect and the London Magazine, and contributes to online journals including 3:AM, Full Stop and the Los Angeles Review of Books. He is the founder and managing editor of the online literary journal Review 31.

Joanna Walsh is the author of Hotel, Vertigo, Grow a Pair and Fractals. She writes literary and cultural criticism for The Guardian, the New Statesman and other magazines. She edits at 3:AM Magazine and Catapult Magazine, and runs @read_women, described by the New York Times as “a rallying cry for equal treatment for women writers.”

Robert Barry writes for publications such as The Wire, Frieze, The Atlantic Monthly, BBC Music, Fact, The Quietus, Thump, Wired, and Art Review. He is the visual art editor at The Quietus and technology and digital culture editor at Review 31.

03/01/18: A Literary Event About Loving

Stephen Barber / Eley Williams / Marina Lambrou


Rose Theatre Kingston, 24-26 High Street, Kingston KT1 1HL

The theme for this event is Loving. Each of the three speakers will respond as they see fit to the theme – with a new piece of literature or an informal talk, an academic lecture or a performance. They might shape or excerpt a previous work for the night or create brand new fiction, non-fiction, theatre or poetry. Their choice of medium is as creatively free as their choice of message.

Writer’s Centre Kingston is Kingston University’s literary cultural centre dedicated to creative writing in all its forms, with an annual programme of events from talks to workshops and festivals.