Soap Box Workshops and Derby 2014

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Photo by Miho Suzuki

Derby: September 6th on 17th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues.
(every car built out of found material can be part of the race!)

All drivers have to arrive at 11am at 306 17th Street.
The race starts at 11:30am
Kids ages 7-15: 11:30am
Adults: 1pm

Workshops:
July 28th – August 1st ($430 age: 7-12 years)
August 4th – 8th ($430 | age: 7-12 years)
August 11th – 15th ($430 | age: 7-12 years)
August 18th – 22nd ($430 | age: 7-12 years)
August 25th – 29th ($430 | age: above 10 years)
September 2nd – 5th (4 days – $350 | age: above 12 years)

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In Open Source Gallery’s Soup Box Workshop (now located at Splats and Squiggles space at 539 3rd Ave (between 13th and 14th streets), children aged 7 to 15 learn to construct functional, eco-friendly soap box racers out of recycled materials. Under the strict supervision of our watchful counselors, campers are introduced to a variety of tools, from the basic nails, hammers, and hand saws to drills, screws and power sanders. We will be encouraging the campers to plan their design on paper with sketches, notes, and calculations and to think out of the box! Time will be spent outside collecting found objects and additional building materials, and the cars will be tested at each stage of their construction in front of the gallery and in the playground down the block. During the lunch hour the kids will be brought down to the playground to eat and have free play, or time can be spent with kids continuing work on their cars depending on their progress.

The workshop has received rave reviews over the past 5 years from publications such as Brooklyn Independent Television, Daily News (a 2-page spread!), Popular Mechanics, Park Slope Courier, and Brooklyn Paper, to name a few.

The culmination of the workshop is the annual soap box derby on 17th street .
17th Street between 5th and 6th Ave, South Slope
All participants, families, and friends are invited to come to the derby, and everybody is welcome to participate!



Minstrel Cycles presents THE INSIDE OUT CIRCUS at Open Source Gallery

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Minstrel Cycles is a somewhat monthly traveling artists’ salon and creative happening. Its mission is to energize exchange among artists, writers, and performers through a focus on collaboration and creative response to place.

This August at Open Source, we gather in a circus tent made of sewn-together undergarments: a structure traditionally designed for the brightly shining freaks and starlets of otherness crafted out of a secretly ubiquitous and preciously private wardrobe. For this weekend-long event, we invite our inner worlds to ooze, shimmy, trickle, pop, burst, blitz, waft into the outer world in the form of intimate and surreal creation. The central event of the weekend is a Truth-Show-Tell-Dare Artists’ Salon where we will rejoice, wallow, and wonder at the works of Maiza Hixon, Stephanie Bee, Pareesa Pourian, and Jed Shahar. Join us too for community tent-building and a mini-film fest of Surrealist masters.

Saturday, August 2nd

2 pm: Community Inside-Out Tent Building
Bring an undergarment or any object from your secret, inner world to add to the tent. We’ll provide Bloody Mary mixings. Bring your own vodka!

4 pm: Truth-Show-Tell-Dare Artists’ Salon, featuring Maiza Hixon, Stephanie Bee, Pareesa Pourian, and Jed Shahar.

Sunday, August 3rd

SURREALIST mini-film festival
Screenings of films by two masters of the inside-out, and lovers of the chaos and beauty inherent to the circus.

6 pm: Santa Sangre – Jodorowsky

9 pm: Satyricon – Fellini



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Soap Box Workshops and Derby 2014

Press | Images 2112 | Images 2013 | Video Photo by Miho Suzuki Derby: September 6th on 17th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues. (every car built out of found material can be part of the race!) All drivers have to arrive at 11am at 306 17th Street. The race starts at 11:30am Kids ages […]

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Mark Stilwell: The Super Defense Force vs The Tittanno Beast (The Power of the Constructonauts)
Hubert Dobler: Roundabout
Arne Schreiber: Your Stripes
Katerina Marcelja: Fragment Series
Fuse-Works: Some Assembly Required
Anja Matthes: Out-Sight-In In-Sight-Out
Soup Kitchen 2013
Katarina Poliacikova: Until We Remember The Same
Miho Suzuki: Our Children Today
We Know Not Exactly Where or How
Soap Box Derby 2013
Keith Miller: Trees
Andrea Ray: Utopians Dance
Margrethe Aanestad: Herein
David D’Ostilio: The Chopping Block
Stefanie Koseff: To The Deep
Michael Poetschko: Zona
Soup Kitchen 2012
Kathleen Vance: From the Woods
Nick Kline: Gilgo Beach
Soap Box Camp and Derby 2012
Patrick Cadenhead: Spring and Renewal
Felipe Mujica: One day this will NOT be yours
BETWEEN MOUNTAIN
Between Mountain – part 2
Peter Feigenbaum
The Meeting
Karl Spörk, Another Meeting
Leigh Davis: The Burrow (H.H.)
Evan Robarts and James Moore: the cave
Sara Bouchard: The News: Monday-Friday, Parts 1 & 2
Open Source 2011
Open Source Soup Kitchen
Borderland Collective
Jason Reppert: Parlor Tricks
Felipe Mujica: One Day This Will All Be Yours
Green Idea Pool
James Leonard – 927 Days at Sea
Soap Box Derby 2011
The Mobile-kitchen-table-cart on tour