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.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

June 26>>Runes/Ruins & Modes of Re-framing and Rehearsal.

SATURDAY June 26th

An installation by
William Corwin

Opening Reception 6-8pm.
Will Corwin will create an outdoor site-specific installation using miniature mass-produced cement panels. These panels initially will imitate architectural forms and structures, but through exposure to the elements, these structures will begin to deform and collapse, creating a series of ruins that will explore both the beauty of decay, and poke fun at the impossible idea of the architectural masterplan.

Viewable daily on the 2nd St. Side of Petit Versailles from July - October.

Modes of re-framing and rehearsal
by Mareike Bernien and Kerstin Schroedinger

A ciné-club project / film screening by german artists Mareike
Bernien and Kerstin Schroedinger.
As part of a travelling series of screenings where we'll show works
that are interrogating contemporary film and video practices. we are
interested in raising a discussion about political theory and practice
of the moving image and its potential for a critical analysis of
representational practices.

The following selection of films and videos can be outlined as modes
of rehearsing and re-writing. We have commissioned these works due to
a specific interest to examine different methods of appropriating
existing found material and certain practices, which question
ideological certainty in representations, in their effects and means
of production. An awareness for genderspecific
and post-colonial power relations is inherent in these works.

"The Black Museum" Matthias Meyer, 2006, 4 min

"After the Rehearsal" Eske Schlu?ters, 2008, 6 min

"normal work" Pauline Boudry and Renate Lorenz, 2007, 13 min

"Mirages" Emanuel Licha, 2010, 19 min

"Chandigarh 1+2" Moira Hille, 2008, 22 min

"Translating the other/When translation becomes violence"
Mareike Bernien and Kerstin Schroedinger 2010, 7 min.

About us:
Mareike Bernien and Kerstin Schroedinger have been working in
collaboration since 2006. Their works elaborate image-critical
practices as well as re-writings and
appropriative subversions of a normative filmic language.
Their collaborative works include: Wandbild (mural) (2006), The state
of the picture has not been altered since (exhibition, lecture and
seminar, 2007), as found (video, 2009), Chinese girls (publication,
2009), When translation becomes violence (text, video and exhibition,

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.,
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.

Le Petit Versailles
346 East Houston St. <>
Subway: F/V- Second Ave. - J/M/F- Delancey/Essex