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The RETE of modern day internet commerce

BY Lynne Sachs | FILED UNDER Manhattan, Rete
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As a filmmaker, I feel the connection between my purchase of a camera at B and H Photo and Video in NYC and the people who work in the warehouse to get that package to me so quickly.  The time between their boxing the camera and my front door is so incredibly short these days.  I am painfully aware of the RETE of commerce in the world.  So this video speaks to that phenomenon.  Since the launch of this video, the workers won! They are now able to unionize.

B&H Warehouse Workers Protest on October 11th, 2015 with the support of Laundry Workers Center United, Jews for Racial and Economic Justice and Rabbi Ellen Lippmann.  Video by Lynne Sachs.

According to Democracy Now, “more than 100 warehouse workers have launched a campaign Sunday to unionize B&H Photo Video, the largest non-chain photo store in the United States. The workers are alleging widespread racial discrimination, wage theft and unsafe working conditions inside B&H’s two Brooklyn warehouses. In one case, workers say they were locked inside one of the warehouses during a recent fire in an adjacent building.”

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Nosogeography: Gowanus to go

BY Erik Schurink | FILED UNDER Brooklyn, Nosogeography | Tagged |

Sound artist Viv Corringham invites local people in communities around the world to take her on “Shadow Walks” through their neighborhood. She records the conversations. Later she retraces the person’s walk on her own and “sings the walk” through vocal improvisations, and records her singing. These recordings are edited together to make the final sound piece. “Broken Land” from her CD “Walking” is the result of my taking her on a walk along the Gowanus Canal.gowanustogo

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“On Cosmology, Teleportation, Art and the Moon”

BY Ana Bilankov | FILED UNDER Manhattan, Selenography
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Sound & visual cosmology, married with the political & physical teleportation, in the great new installation “Habeas Corpus” by grande dame Laurie Anderson at Armory NYC on October 4th, in my video interpretation. (Ana Bilankov)

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Zenana: Beauty on Main Street

BY Erik Schurink | FILED UNDER Brooklyn, Uncategorized, Zenana

 An area rug on cobblestones, reserved for women, framed one of the explorations of beauty offered to the Dumbo Art Festival audience by the South Asian Women’s Creative Collective. Revelatory for the women who accepted the invitation to wear the hijab, and revelatory for the male on-looker.

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It’s not what you see but how it is framed

BY Lynne Sachs | FILED UNDER Manhattan, Rete

Rete Windows at Metropolitan

A good building helps us see beyond its walls.  These windows at the Metropolitan Museum create a spectacular RETE that welcomes the snow outside.

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Ai Wei Wei JERRYBUILDS in Brooklyn

BY Lynne Sachs | FILED UNDER Brooklyn, Jerry-Build

Jerrybuild Lynne Sachs Hanging with Ai Wei Wei

Hanging out with Ai Wei Wei at the Brooklyn Museum.   It takes a certain artistic brilliance to know how to JERRYBUILD a hanger, transforming it from a sartorial tool to a work of sculptural insight.

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A peaceful Merz Atak by the Gowanus Canal is destroyed

BY Lynne Sachs | FILED UNDER Brooklyn, Open City

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In an OPEN CITY , would we wage a Kurt Schwitters style attack on all things militaristic? I found this Dada celebration in the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn in the summer and now it is long gone, making way for sky high apartment buildings.  Perhaps they will create their own OPEN CITY of peace.  (OPEN City – In war, a city that has abandoned all defensive efforts.)

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An Audile listens to a mysterious NYC bird

BY Lynne Sachs | FILED UNDER Audile, Brooklyn
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I’ve been listening to this multi-song bird every night over the summer here in Brooklyn.  I have never seen it, but it perches in the top of a spruce tree in the front yeard by the street each evening. I recorded its lovely, dynamic song and now would like to find out if it is indeed a MOCKINGBIRD.

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Welkin, by Amanda Katz

BY A_Katzz | FILED UNDER Brooklyn, Welkin

From my roof, the day my second nephew was born.
Clinton Hill, Brooklyn
Spring 2014

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Elutriate: In Celebration of All things Washable

BY Lynne Sachs | FILED UNDER Brooklyn, Elutriate
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a performance that explores the personal, often hidden experience of doing laundry among the washers, dryers and folding tables of a working laundromat

by Lizzie Olesker and Lynne Sachs with Rosemary Fine and Veraalba Santa

Saturday, May 17, 2014
Atlantis Laundromat. 472 Atlantic Avenue , Brooklyn

EVERY FOLD MATTERS is half-hour work-in-process reading and movement piece.  Our performance explores the personal and social experience of doing laundry.  Two performers played by Veraalba Santa and Rosemary Fine weave together improvisation, written text, and movement within the inspiring environs of the soon-to-be-demolished Atlantis Laudromat.

Presented as part of the Brooklyn Lit Crawl
Produced by Emily Rubin and Dirty Laundry: Loads of Prose and supported by the Brooklyn Arts Council

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This event is sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC).

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