Recently, Jeff Prokash and Danny Floyd sat down with the Ballroom’s old friend Joshua Demaree to have a round table discussion about Prokash’s piece Ocular Windows and its relationship to Bertrand Goldberg and the legacy of brutalist architecture.

I feel like I have intentionally done wrong towards the standard of preservation by presenting the windows upturned and out of context from the way that they should be. A preservationist would try to recreate the scenario in which they were presented, or would present them as what they are in the most basic sense. I’ve tried to force them into a slightly different context, but still while doing that, keeping in mind the general philosophies behind the structures and building: the panopticon, the line of sight, the use of the oval. Those sorts of things I think I have highlighted through my misrepresentation of the windows. 
-Jeff Prokash

Read more of the conversation here, at Shane Campbell’s contemporary art seminar blog.

Recently, Jeff Prokash and Danny Floyd sat down with the Ballroom’s old friend Joshua Demaree to have a round table discussion about Prokash’s piece Ocular Windows and its relationship to Bertrand Goldberg and the legacy of brutalist architecture.

I feel like I have intentionally done wrong towards the standard of preservation by presenting the windows upturned and out of context from the way that they should be. A preservationist would try to recreate the scenario in which they were presented, or would present them as what they are in the most basic sense. I’ve tried to force them into a slightly different context, but still while doing that, keeping in mind the general philosophies behind the structures and building: the panopticon, the line of sight, the use of the oval. Those sorts of things I think I have highlighted through my misrepresentation of the windows. 

-Jeff Prokash

Read more of the conversation here, at Shane Campbell’s contemporary art seminar blog.

Come see SINGLE LASH and FUTURE MUSEUMS in town from Austin, TX

with Ballroom favorites LAND AND BUILDINGS and AM FM (Kendall Babl and Stephen Germana)

June 7, 9pm. Donations for the touring band suggested!

We are very excited to team up with Kenning Editions for readings by Robert Fitterman, Josef Kaplan, Holly Melgard, and Joey Yearous-Algozin. Organized by Patrick Durgin. Thursday May 15, 7:00pm.

Robert Fitterman is the author of 14 books of poetry including No Wait, Yep. Definitely Still Hate Myself (Ugly Duckling Press, 2014), Rob’s Word Shop (Ugly Duckling Press, forthcoming, 2015), Holocaust Museum (Counterpath, 2013, and Veer [London] 2012), now we are friends (Truck Books, 2010), Rob the Plagiarist (Roof Books, 2009), war, the musical (Subpress, 2006), and Notes On Conceptualisms, co-authored with Vanessa Place (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2009). His long poem Metropolis, has been published in 4 separate volumes. He teaches writing and poetry at New York University and at the Bard College, Milton Avery School of Graduate Studies. His writing can be found at his website:http://homepages.nyu.edu/~rmf1/Josef Kaplan is the author of All Nightmare: Introductions, 2011-2012 (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2014), Kill List (Cars Are Real, 2013), and Democracy Is Not for the People (Truck Books, 2012). His recent work has appeared in TROLL THREAD, Gauss PDF, Lana Turner, Rethinking Marxism, The Claudius App, and the Poetic Labor Project. He lives in Queens, New York.Holly Melgard is the author of the Poems for Baby trilogy (2011), The Making of The Americans (2012), Black Friday (2012), and Reimbursement (2013). She is currently co-editing TROLL THREAD PRESS, co-curating for the Segue Reading Series, & dissertating in the Buffalo Poetics Program.Joey Yearous-Algozin is a member of TROLL THREAD and the author of The Lazarus Project and Holly Melgard’s Friends and Family. He lives in Buffalo, NY.

We are very excited to team up with Kenning Editions for readings by Robert Fitterman, Josef Kaplan, Holly Melgard, and Joey Yearous-Algozin. Organized by Patrick Durgin. Thursday May 15, 7:00pm.

Robert Fitterman is the author of 14 books of poetry including No Wait, Yep. Definitely Still Hate Myself (Ugly Duckling Press, 2014), Rob’s Word Shop (Ugly Duckling Press, forthcoming, 2015), Holocaust Museum (Counterpath, 2013, and Veer [London] 2012), now we are friends (Truck Books, 2010), Rob the Plagiarist (Roof Books, 2009), war, the musical (Subpress, 2006), and Notes On Conceptualisms, co-authored with Vanessa Place (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2009). His long poem Metropolis, has been published in 4 separate volumes. He teaches writing and poetry at New York University and at the Bard College, Milton Avery School of Graduate Studies. His writing can be found at his website:http://homepages.nyu.edu/~rmf1/

Josef Kaplan is the author of All Nightmare: Introductions, 2011-2012 (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2014), Kill List (Cars Are Real, 2013), and Democracy Is Not for the People (Truck Books, 2012). His recent work has appeared in TROLL THREAD, Gauss PDF, Lana Turner, Rethinking Marxism, The Claudius App, and the Poetic Labor Project. He lives in Queens, New York.

Holly Melgard is the author of the Poems for Baby trilogy (2011), The Making of The Americans (2012), Black Friday (2012), and Reimbursement (2013). She is currently co-editing TROLL THREAD PRESS, co-curating for the Segue Reading Series, & dissertating in the Buffalo Poetics Program.

Joey Yearous-Algozin is a member of TROLL THREAD and the author of The Lazarus Project and Holly Melgard’s Friends and Family. He lives in Buffalo, NY.

Ballroom Projects is proud to hosting an night of Fluxus based performance by Chicago artists Billy McGuinness and Lindsay Barlag Thornton.

Ballroom Projects is proud to hosting an night of Fluxus based performance by Chicago artists Billy McGuinness and Lindsay Barlag Thornton.

This Sunday, hope to see you there!

This Sunday, hope to see you there!

We are very excited to Welcome composer Gao Jiafeng to the Ballroom from New York. Please join us this Sunday, more details to come!

tomorrow at ballroom Projects, 5:00 pm

tomorrow at ballroom Projects, 5:00 pm

Video, photography, sculpture and performance made through a process of exploration and viewer activation.
Performance starts at 9:00

Video, photography, sculpture and performance made through a process of exploration and viewer activation.

Performance starts at 9:00