Monday, April 20, 2009

Get to Know Spacebuster

Today's Good News item comes from Jeffrey Essmann, who you may know for his excellent work as a performer and writer at venues like La MaMa. This piece is a bit off our regularly beaten track, but it's fascinating:

The Goethe-Institut New York, in collaboration with the Storefront for Art and Architecture, is pleased to present the next event in its Reinventing Goethe series, an evening examining—and experiencing—the intriguing work of raumlabor berlin at its satellite venue, the Wyoming Building.

raumlabor, a collective of architects in Berlin, has been working on issues of contemporary architecture and urbanism since 1999. At the center of their work lie questions about public space, both its use and misuse, and their projects constitute an ongoing investigation of the potential for urban space to generate viable communities. Their free-ranging engagement breaks through traditional architectural concerns to include art, urbanism, and intervention.

On Tuesday, April 21, at 7:00pm (sharp!) raumlabor will introduce themselves to the New York public with Spacebuster, an inflatable, bubble-like dome that organically adjusts itself to its surroundings, whether it be a field, bridge underpass—or a New York street. In past installations, the Spacebuster has been a site for communal dinners, dances, live music, and lectures. For this event, it will be the stage for a presentation of raumlabor’s working philosophy and exemplary projects.

PLEASE NOTE: The evening will begin at the Wyoming Building—5 East 3rd Street (at Bowery) at 7:00 pm, but will then move to the (unannounced) location of the Spacebuster, a walk of fifteen minutes or so, for the evening to really get underway. So this is no time to be fashionably late. No reservation is necessary, and the evening will be capped by a reception celebrating the New York space newly busted by raumlabor. Please join us for a uniquely New York experience.

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