LABORATORY (STRANDED)


Winkel & Balktick Present…

STRANDED V: LABORATORY

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The fifth annual W&B Labor Day weekend warehouse experimentSaturday, September 1, 2012, 10pm-late
At the Pfizer factory in South Williamsburg, Brooklyn

THE STORY

In late spring, Winkel & Balktick stumbled upon a startling discovery… A vast laboratory complex sitting vacant in South Williamsburg. For more than 150 years, it had been the R&D headquarters of one of the world’s pharmaceutical titans. Now empty, it beckoned them to formulate a daring hypothesis.

As the mercury rose, they gathered renegade researchers from across the Five Boroughs. By the dim glow of bunsen burners, they collided hadrons and superpositioned particles. As the petri dishes subcultured and the polymerase chains overreacted, the results started to look revolutionary.

On Saturday, September 1st, join Winkel & Balktick for the unveiling of their breakthrough findings. Expect a night of eureka moments, bold experiments and a Nobel-worthy science fair built by King’s County’s creative catalysts.

THE BUILDING

In 1849, cousins Charles Pfizer and Charles Erhart, young entrepreneurs from Germany, opened Charles Pfizer & Company as a fine-chemicals business. A modest red-brick building in Williamsburg served as its office and laboratory.

As the family business expanded into a global enterprise, its headquarters grew with it. The once humble building morphed into an eight-story complex of laboratories, warehouses and manufacturing facilities. In 2006, Pfizer closed the doors and moved its operations elsewhere.

On Saturday, September 1st, Winkel & Balktick and their engineers of imagination will re-catalyze 50,000 square feet of the first floor with Nobel-worthy art and entertainment experiments.

THE MUSIC

The following carefully vetted researchers will be dropping science from a catwalk DJ booth 20 feet above the dancefloor:

DHUNDEE (Sugarcuts / Haven) making his fourth appearance at Stranded
MISTER SATURDAY NIGHT AND MISTER SUNDAY NIGHT resident JUSTIN CARTER
MIKE SERVITO resident at THE BUNKER and GHOSTLY INTERNATIONAL artist
DJ DIRTYFINGER Black Label, Gold Whistle
URSULA1000 veteran producer, remixer and frequent RUBULAD guest

Meanwhile, in the cabaret room, we will rejoice to electrifying live musical performances by…

ARCHIE PELAGO
COMMANDANTE ZERO
MR. TOUGH

THE RESEARCH PROJECTS

After months of R&D and confidential negotiations, we can disclose our first 30 art, interactive and unclassifiable projects. More rumors will be confirmed shortly.

Andrea DeFelice, Downshock
Angry Dolphin, Hysterium
Black-Box-Clock, Transparent Sources
Bushwick Print Lab, Printshop Sweatshop
cHiMeRa ChImErA, Atom Projector
Dr. Grendel & Dr. Glory, The Sensorium
Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School
Educational Visits to Alpha Atomitronic Research Labs
Ellie Irons, Speculative Aboriculture
Entropy Warrior Systems and Research, Research Medicine Show
Flufflab, The Great Experiment
Helen Buyniski with Desmond Beirne, Theremin Cave
Jason Eppink, Adrienne Silverman, Kelly Goeller & Friends, The Reanimator
Jeanne Angel, Chris Jordan, Fay Serafica, Betty Kao & Friends, The Complicated Analytical Thought Scan (CATscan)
Jen Small + The Rockstars, Oobleck Dance Floor
Julie Mallis, The Pyramid of Light
Kim Holleman, Kim’s Apothecary
Kurt Bieg & Ramsey Nasser, Swordfight
Lady Circus, Largest Laboratory Ladies
MADArt Creative, Stream Up
Matthieu Boarman, Hemo Globe Inn
Public Laboratory For Open Technology & Science, Geospatial Science Gone Wild
Photo Adventure Trading Co., Macroscope
The Porno Jim Show
Public Laboratory for Open Technology & Science, Geospatial Science Gone Wild
Simón Hanukai and Brandon Hogstad, One Heart For Two
The Sperm Whale Collective, Save The Bunnies!
The Whatever Plus Whatever Company, Genotypewriter
Vanessa Bucci, Sound Made Visual
Visakh Menon, Altar for Avatar Replication
Zach Katz a.k.a. Shmaguggle, fibroBLAST

Lastly read more about it on this blog: http://nyimyours.tumblr.com/

I can’t wait to participate in the Laboratory and a visual treat!

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