FREE Experimental Art and Music Festival in BUSHWICK
When you picture your ideal Saturday afternoon, do you dream of a kaleidoscopic music, art, poetry, and philosophy festival?
If so, you’re in luck. If not, start dreaming, ‘cause this festival is going be the bees.
It’s called Eleven Hands Clapping. And it’s happening at Vaudeville Park (Bushwick – totally rad) from 3pm to 7pm, this Saturday.
Curated by David Smith, the festival is the result of a rather serious collision between good vibes and a doctoral thesis. Smith has lined up eleven solo acts, ranging from political video artists to electronic rockers and folk singers. His intention? To probe the nature of “the individual and society through four lenses.” These are: “alienation,” “color,” “autonomy and resistance,” and “colliding hands making sounds.”
I’ll be honest; I have no clue what the heck this guy is talking about. Frankly, if I took the time to really delve into the curatorial statement, I would probably come out as a smarter man. But I won’t. These United States have a strong tradition of anti-intellectualism and I mean to milk that for all it’s worth… mainly because I can’t pay for grad school. However, if you do want to engage in the intellectual exercise, you are free to do so. You can find Smith’s statement right here.
The rest of us will just enjoy the sounds and the sights on a warm Saturday afternoon, sipping a cool beverage, and bearing witness to a daring artistic and philosophical enterprise.
Artists include: J.G. Zimmerman, Doom Trumpet (come on, that’s awesome!), Royal Native, The Sparrow, Glass Anchors, and more…
What more do you even want? Oh right, it’s FREE.
See you there.
Eleven Hands Clapping
Saturday, June 30th
3pm to 7pm
Vaudeville Park (26 Bushwick Ave)
Photo Credit: David Smith