:: Buzzwords


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


April’s special: UK – CARDIFF Performance Art Festival 

Experimentica Performance Art Festival WED 11 – SUN 15 APRIL, 2018
Day 1, April 11th, 6 PM – 8:15 PM UTC+01
Experimentica, Chapter, CF5 1QE Cardiff

The mirror exists exactly where it always has. There is something in the walls other than pipe and wire. It’s a séance. The sentiment is on fire, Spring is here. Demons are exorcised and the ghost is put to rest. A durational Performance – two hours

Facebook invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/629273984079094/




DREAM BEAT: Aries Flame Thrower: A New Moon Wellness Ritual by ULTRACULTURAL OTHERS
Friday April 13th, 6-10pm
753 Onderdonk Ave, Ridgewood, NY 11385

ULTRACULTURAL OTHERS New Moon Wellness Rituals involve a heart-warming cacao invocation, led ritual/ecstatic dance, circle work, conscious affirmations, crystalline sound bath savanna and a rotating team of healers offering energy work, cleansing, astrological insights, divination & more.

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dream-beat-aries-flame-thrower-tickets-44284976557


Sculpture 56
April 13 – May 27, 2018, Opening reception on April 13 from 6-9 PM
Sculpture 56, 56 Bogart Street in Bushwick, Brooklyn

Sculpture 56 is a six-week long contemporary sculpture project held at eleven participating galleries at 56 Bogart Street in Bushwick.

Website Link: http://sculpture56.com/

FB invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/909072799269998/


THE BORDER curated by Jamie Martinez
Closing reception Friday April 13th from 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/


April 15th  2–5 PM
Queens Museum, New York City Building, Queens, NY 11368

April’s program explores notions of gathering and discarding through performance art. Works will address issues of gleaning, excess, hoarding, compulsiveness, as well as disposing, eliminating, repeal or removal.
Featured artists: Katya Grokhovsky (Ukraine/United States), Lorene Bouboushian (United States), Kaia Gilje (United States)

Facebook invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/2013484075584552/

The event is Free and Open to the Public.


Katya Grokhovsky: Theater of the Mundane
April 26th 7pm
MAD – Museum of Art and Design
2 Columbus Circle, New York, New York 10019

A live performance of choreographed gestures gleaned from everyday routines, Theater of the Mundane explores the human condition and effects of greed and overconsumption while interacting with objects, video, sound, each other, and the audience, highlighting themes of urban alienation, isolation, and longing. Performers: Katya Grokhovsky, Sierra Ortega, and Angeli Sion.

Website Link: https://madmuseum.org/events/theater-mundane

FB invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/171104517031536/


Grace Exhibition Space‎ 4 Performance Artists: Inspiration Memories
April 20 at 9 PM – 11:30 PM
Grace Exhibition Space, April 20 at 6:30 PM – 8 PM

A special night of performance with NYC artists and their collaborators.

Facebook invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/106617306859305/


Eva Mueller, Flowers & Chocolate – Book Launch & Solo Exhibition
April 20th at 7 PM – 9:30 PM
Exhibition Dates: April 06th—April 29th, 2018
Art During The Occupation Gallery, Bushwick
119 Ingraham Street, Brooklyn, New York 11237

Eva Mueller’s photographs place the female gaze upon an object of desire: The Big Black Penis thoughtfully straddling the line between societal commentary and fetish.

Facebook invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/345786082605806/


Panoply Performance Laboratory, Civic Reflex/Reflejo Civico 2018
Saturday, April 21 at 8 PM – 11 PM
Panoply Performance Laboratory, 104 Meserole St, Brooklyn, New York 11206

CIVIC REFLEX is a collective performance/social art project involving: 1) the formation of a self-reflexive collective of 20 artists/groups 2) a series of 5 public forum events and 3) an online blog substantiating and framing “civic” “civil” and “reflexive” performance practices and performative theoretics.

Website link: http://www.panoplylab.org/

Facebook invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/247659239110541/?event_time_id=247659245777207



21/03/18: Misschief

Congratulations to 3:AM Magazine‘s Eley Williams and Influx Press for winning the inaugural Republic of Consciousness Prize for Small Presses!

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
R.S.V.P. by subscribing to the mailing list here to receive this month’s location

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)