Le Petit Versailles is a NYC public community garden in the East Village that presents a season of events including art exhibitions, music, film/video, performance, theater, workshops and community projects from May - October. LPV is a project of Allied Productions, Inc., a non profit arts organization.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Le Petit Versailles Opening Weekend & More!

Le Petit Versailles 346 East Houston Street (Avenues B & C )
F / V trains to Second Ave. Walk east on Houston St. or
J / M trains to Delancey. Walk northeast to Houston St.
FREE/ Voluntary Donation. rain or shine
For more information:Peter Cramer 212 529 8815

Le Petit Versailles Opening Weekend

May 17 Saturday
3 - 6pm Free Birdhouse making workshop for exhibition
Maison des L'Oiseaux - House of Birds (see Sunday)

8pm - Lover Other- a documentary by Barbara Hammer -in person.
"To mirror, to fix, these are the words that have no meaning here";
Under the mask is another mask, I will never finish lifting all these faces".
Claude Cahun, Aveux non avenues These words are from the 1930 anti-autobiography by the Surrealist writer, photographer, Resister, and lesbian, Claude Cahun, born Lucie Schwob (1894-1954). LOVER OTHER is a 55 minute documentary that tells her story as well as that of her partner and lover, her half-sister, Marcel Moore, born Suzanne Malherbe (1892-1972). Visuals and voiceovers will bring art, politics and gender identity to the fore as I continue my investigation into artists and Resistance during WWII. Finding an unpublished script in their archive, I decided to bring it to life and cast Kathleen Chalfant (Broadway star of Wit and Angels in America) as Cahun and Marty Pottenger (performance artist) as Moore.

May 18 Sunday
2-4 pm Free Concert with The Renaissance Street Singers
Sacred Music a cappella from the Golden Age of Polyphony

4-6 pm Exhibition Opening Reception - Maison des L'Oiseaux (House of Birds)

In conjunction with Celebrate Urban Bird.

MAY 30 Friday 6pm.
- where the past and the future collide in the classic tale of chaos.
Featuring a performance by the timeless Kenny Scharf, video installations by Inbred Hybrid Collective, and analogue music by artiste extraordinaire Scott Ewalt. Sport your space cowboy look or your Neanderthal drag.

Kenny Scharf, known mostly for paintings and objets d’art, has also been involved in the New York performance world since 1978 when he began to dance for the late legendary Klaus Nomi and collaborate with Ann Magnusson. He was one of the founding members of the now defunct Club 57, and has since appeared at PS 1, Art Basil Miami, and Deitch Projects with his Vomidingleberry Performance Troupe’s “The Troglodyte Star Show”
Inbred Hybrid Collective was established in 2005. Our mandate is: to stimulate a consciousness of the external factors affecting our human existence. The type of interventions associated with Inbred Hybrid Collective, achieved as artistic concept, constitute a provocation for the public to reflect upon the influence that this immersion has had upon them.
Inbred Hybrid Collective presents two installations. ART STAR TREK, a multi-channel science fiction installation. Reliquarry, a multi-channel installation, documents one cave man’s return to the lost city Bedrock.
Scott Ewalt had his first gig at the tender age of eighteen. Webbed feet mono-analogue troglodyte, he remains supersonica.

JUNE 6 Friday 8pm
Killer Banshee (San Francisco) - MOBILITY

Mobility - Confabulation on the Experiential Nature of Modern Medicine is about the nature of our interlocking set of experiences with medicine and what it means to live with ongoing chronic, episodic medical issues.

June 7 & 8 Saturday & Sunday
Andrea Monti (Italy)– HEARING

Hearing is a very simple ‘musical’ installation.
The micro simply captures the environment sounds and through the mixer send all directly out to the headphones (that is to people’s ears), so that the listener can hear quite exactly the sounds he would have heard normally, without the earphones.
Andrea will also curate two nights of experimental avant-garde film programs

June 14 Saturday
5pm - Strange Bedfellows - Opening Exhibition Reception
Jennifer Paul, Norm Magnusson , Scott McCarney

7pm Accordian Angels
Accordion Angels: Bob Goldberg; Carl Riehl; Genevieve Leloup; Mark Nathanson . Accordion Angels is a newly-forned accordion quartet, that bridges the traditional and the post-modern.

9pm. Free Form Film Fes
Free Form Film Fest. Independent shorts. Program 1 "Praise the Tube" -vintage and outsider religous programming, includes scenes from "Mrs. Velma's Christmas", "Pokemon: The Secret of Pocket Monsters” Program 2-. "Please Self Help Me"
-vintage instructional, excersise and self help videos.

Le Petit Versailles, created in 1996 by community neighbors is a GreenThumb garden and a project of Allied Productions, Inc. a non profit arts organization. LPV provides a green oasis for meditation and relaxation dedicated to fostering the interest of all segments of the community in the arts, broadening and enriching the general public through performances, screenings, workshops..

LPV events are made possible by Allied Productions, Inc.,
Citizens for NYC, Green Thumb/NYC Dept. of Parks, Materials for the Arts;
NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs, NYC Dept. of Sanitation & NYC Board of Education
Film & Exhibition support from The New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency. Additional support, in part, by public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs