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Elastic City Events

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Friday, June 7, 2013 - 3:40pm

"Visual AIDS" + "Feeling Is Believing" by Luciana Achugar

"Spread," by Juan Betancurth, Todd Shalom & Niegel Smith


Butter. Jam. Legs. Rumors. What do you want to spread?

Elastic City partners with Visual AIDS to help commemorate the initiative’s 25th anniversary. Visual AIDS utilizes art to fight AIDS by provoking dialogue, supporting HIV+ artists, and preserving a legacy, because AIDS is not over.

On this walk, participants will investigate the language and actions of spreading. The group will spread itself like a virus, disseminating secrets and offering desires to each other and passersby. All are welcome. Spread the word.

This walk holds 12 people and will be held in English though the artists also speak Spanish.


Wednesday, June 26, 2013; 7:00 PM
Thursday, June, 27 2013; 7:00 PM
Friday, June 28, 2013; 7:00 PM

Walk Starting Point: 33rd Street at Greeley Square (between Broadway and 6th Ave.) in between the two perched birds; Manhattan.

Duration: 75 minutes

Admission: RSVP for a spot; 0 suggested donation to be collected at the beginning of the walk. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

All ages


"Feeling Is Believing," by luciana achugar


Choreographer luciana achugar will shepherd participants on a walk that gives access to a more sensual, connected, bloody, fleshy, fatty, bony, magical, deeper-than-the-marrow-of-the-bone, vibrational body. Using voice, touch and imagination, achugar will lead the pack toward experiencing Lower Manhattan like never before.

This walk holds 12 people and is presented in partnership with River to River Festival.

RSVPs for the general public will open up soon to this walk via this page: http://www.rivertorivernyc.com/artists/luciana-achugar/

Photo by: Derik Riesche


Tue, Jul 2, 2013, 7:00pm
Tue, Jul 9, 2013, 7:00pm
Wed, Jul 10, 2013, 7:00pm
Thu, Jul 11, 2013, 7:00pm

Walk Starting Point: The walk will begin in the lobby of 100 Wall Street.

RSVP required.

Duration: 90 minutes

Language: English and Spanish

Admission: Free

All ages


About Elastic City

Elastic City is now in its fourth season of presenting participatory walks by artists throughout and outside of New York. With this season, over 60 artists will have led walks in New York, Detroit, San Francisco, Berlin, Buenos Aires, London, Montreal, Paris, Reykjavik, São Paulo and Tokyo.

Todd Shalom, a New York native, devised Elastic City while traveling in Peru and founded the organization in 2010. Having worked in a variety of artistic genres (poetry, sound and performance), he decided to expand upon his existing repertoire of sensory-based walks and commission other artists to lead walks in their own disciplines. Todd works with each artist to help adapt their ideas to the walk format. Elastic City walks explore various planes of human sensory and aesthetic experience, such as dance, architecture, poetry, sound art, the paranormal and ritualistic performance.

Elastic City has launched Willing Participant with support from The New Museum's Education Department. http://www.willingparticipant.org

In 2012, Elastic City launched its educational program, beginning with a series of “ways.” Whereas a walk offers the opportunity to participate in a narrative series of poetic moments, "ways" are experiential workshops that explicitly engage participants in *how* to generate these moments through exercises, tools and techniques offered by Elastic City artists. In a "way," participants gather in an intimate group to prompt exchange, tone one's gut feeling and sharpen poetic decision-making. Elastic City ways typically do not involve walking and are offered outdoors unless otherwise noted.

Elastic City has partnered with numerous organizations to co-present its walks/ways, including: The Abrons Art Center, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn Flea, California College of the Arts, Consulate General of Spain in New York, Friends of the High Line, Le Petit Versailles, Museum of the City of New York, New Museum, NY Art Book Fair, Open House NY, Pratt Institute, Printed Matter, Performance Space 122, Residency Unlimited, River to River Festival, San Francisco Arts Commission, SculptureCenter, Staten Island Museum, Wave Hill and Urban Design Week.

Each walk & way lasts approximately 75-120 minutes and costs 0 on average.

Payment for walks & ways can be made on-site or via the Elastic City website at: http://www.elastic-city.org

Elastic City is a 501c3 non-profit organization.

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