Pro’s Poetry Week 1
266 W 25 St is an open, artist-run space to be activated by a series of short-term projects. We choose not to brand nor give 266 W 25 St a defined mission—opting instead to allow participating artists to craft not only their projects but also the institutions that will surround their work. For every event or presentation held at 266 W 25th St, an institution is designed to best fit the content of the showing. These institutions will shift from one to another, perhaps smoothly, perhaps abruptly.
Basement Economics, LLC is an education center devoted to fostering primary to advanced knowledge of transforming economies, utilizing art as teaching material. We believe that young artists, workers, and students must reflect on the perpetually shifting economic landscape—especially in a place as tumultuous as New York’s City. And we believe they must be kept cool.
Join us for our inaugural class meeting on Cold Water Trade with artists Josiah Ellis and Everett Narciso.
Cold water trade is a slip of the tongue that happened in conversation about the 19th century industry known as the Ice Trade or Frozen Water Trade. It was a kind of global redistribution of temperature that ended with the invention of mechanical refrigeration when the production of ice was localized.
…the mis-speak is the ghost of an industry: the result of an ever increasing “entropic indifferentiation that is the future promised to us by late capitalism.” Sure enough, ghosts in some way seem to show themselves in the absent chairs, unfilled clothing and empty containers collected from the street, and gathered from the corners of ones house that have not been paid any attention to.
Efficiency in handwriting
Pro’s Poetry Club is an organization supported by The Association of Professional Poets United Inc. to support written works with a robust, lightweight community of creatives working in New York’s City. P.P.C. meets twice a month for readings and networking at Ass. Pro. P. U. Inc.’s HQ in Chelsea.
Join our interns this Monday for Week 2 of Pro’s Poetry to share any and all written work. Share prep material/tell us to read something beforehand/look at what’s come before [real website pending]
Monday 16 June 2014
@ Ass. Pro. P. U. Inc.
266 W. 25th Street, #1E
New York, NY 10001
The best photo I took in Chicago. Shortly after this cowboy emerged from the lake.