Event - Queens International Closing Celebration & Performances

Queens International Closing Celebration & Performances

01.19.14, 1:00 pm

Join us for a packed day of performances to conclude Queens International 2013, Queens Museum’s biennial showcase of Queens-based artists.

Free Shuttle bus running from below CitiField/Willets Point subway and the Museum between 1-8pm.

1:00 – 2:00 pm
Ander Mikalson presents Score for Two Dinosaurs in collaboration with Corona Youth Orchestra. Audience is invited to the installation in the Atrium to participate in the re-creation of a segment of the score from the film Jurassic Park (1993) with playfully assembled objects accompanied by pictorial rendition of scores by the artist.

In the Theater, join Queens World Film Festival (Don & Katha Cato) for international short film screenings, From/ Around the World including: Old Angel by Dony Chiang (Taiwan, 2012); 15 Summers Later by Pedro Collantes (Spain, 2011); My Green Pencil by Fayaz Bahram (Iran, 2012); Of Guilt and Grief by Tom van den Broek (Wales, 2012); Swing by Yen-ting Kuo (Taiwan, 2010); Curvas by David Galindo (Spain, 2012); Drat by Farzin Farzaneh (Canada,2010); At the Formal by Andrew Kavanagh (Australia, 2011); Tits of an 18 year old by Luca Gennari (Italy, 2012); and Pollicino by Cristiano Anania (Italy, 2012).

In the Theater join Queens World Film Festival (Don & Katha Cato) for From/Around the Corner, screenings either by Queens directors or set in Queens. Followed by Q&A with film directors. Titles include: Wyldflower by Justin Staley (2010); Baby I love You by Faiyaz Jafri (2012); Charred by Michael Chmiel (2012); My Emily by Brandon Sanford (2011); The Love Permit by Christopher Ludgate (2010); Can’t Dance by Richard Ulig (2011); Emma by Anne Hue (2012); My Day by Paul Kelly (2013).

Theatre 167/ Ari Laura Kreith present a site-specific performance of their original theatrical play, The Jackson Heights Trilogy. Selected excerpts will be performed simultaneously throughout the Museum.

4:30 – 5:00 pm
Jane Benson presents an intercontinental live duet performance, Extended Play: TeWhenuaCentroChapineroCorona. A dual-channel video featuring two performers in remote locations each playing half of a bisected guitar-one in Corona, Queens and the other in Centro, Mexico City-and performing together live via AV feed.

In the Atrium, Joro-Boro presents Smuggle Party, a mix created on-site from mp3 files donated by QM visitors.

Jeff Feld and  Joseph Heathcott present Brooklyn-Queens Borderlands Virtual Walking Tour on the Panorama.

CAUTION: There also might be another Literary Flash mob by Milena Deleva of the Bulgarian Collaborative!

Queens International 2013 is supported by the Ministry of Culture, Taipei Cultural Center of TECO in New York, La Guardia Corporation, Ford Foundation, Contemporary Art Foundation, Target, and Holosonic Research Labs, Inc. Additional funding provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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