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Poetry Marathon Including Anne Waldman, Bob Holman, Kenneth Goldsmith, Hettie Jones, Judith Malina, & Abiodun Oyewole to be
Followed by These Are Powers Dance Party

All Proceeds Benefit ISSUE's Move to 110 Livingston

Includes Special Preview Screening of "Candyman"  

September 23, 2009 - Brooklyn, NY - On October 9 ISSUE Project Room will be feted by a smattering of today's finest poets along with a bacchanalian celebration and performance by These Are Powers. All proceeds will benefit ISSUE Project Room - the critically acclaimed Brooklyn-based nonprofit arts organization featuring more than 200 experimental arts events each year - as it continues towards its move to 110 Livingston, a 4,800 sq. ft. Beaux-Arts theater space in downtown Brooklyn to which ISSUE was awarded a 20-year lease.

The evening will begin with "The Way of the Word", a poetry marathon curated by Bowery Poetry Club founder Bob Holman and ISSUE's founder, Suzanne Fiol. Some of the participating poets include Anne Waldman, Jeffrey Cyphers Wright, Michael Carter, Beau Sia, Max Blagg, Hettie Jones, Kenneth Goldsmith, Judith Malina, Abiodun Oyewole, Steve Dalachinsky and a group of Flarf poets.

photo by Michael Flack

Following "The Way of the Word," past, present and future will collide in an anachronistic, glamorous and disorienting secret society all-night-dance-party with Brooklyn/Chicago art club tricksters, These Are Powers, who will debut the music video for  "Candyman" (directed by Appropriations Committee kingpin Joe Krings), the new single off of their forthcoming release with RVNG Intl.


The evening will continue with the daring and visceral trapeze and improvisational drum duo of Ryan Sawyer and Suzanne Rogaleski's Lone Wolf and Cub. These Are Powers will take the stage next for the feature performance, followed with DJ sets by Matt Radune and Jeremy Campbell.

Conjuring ghosts of 110 Livingston's past when it served as an Elks Lodge, The (OA) Can Factory garage will be transformed with video installations by Williamsburg gallery Secret Project Robot.

Filmed at the gilded 110 Livingston theater-to-be, "Candyman" is a surrealist dinner party where every course served consists entirely of sugar and the guests overindulge in an alternately comedic and nightmarish story. Conceptualized by These Are Powers and Krings, the video was produced by a team assembled by Knowmore resulting in a bizarre, fun and colorful video that makes a perfect companion piece to an already infectious song.

Friday, October 9, 2009
7 pm - "The Way of the Word" Poetry Marathon
9:30 pm - These Are Powers Secret Society Dance Party

The Garage {AT} (OA) Can Factory
232 3rd St.
Brooklyn, NY  11215

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Media Contact:
Sarah Garvey
ISSUE Project Room                
sarahgarvey {AT} issueprojectroom.org        

Founded in 2003 by visionary artist Suzanne Fiol in response to the critical deficit of art centres in our culture, ISSUE Project Room, a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts presenter, has emerged as a vital meeting place for the most disparate forms of creativity whose sole criteria embodies the integrity and spirit of artistic _expression_ and exploration.  Through an evolving collaboration with curators, artists and educators, ISSUE Project Room seeks to foster a wide-range of artistic projects that challenge and expand conventional practices in art.  Since its inception, ISSUE Project Room has produced more than 750 critically acclaimed visual arts, sound/video installation, new and improvised music, and literary programs to an audience of 50,000 youth and adults. In 2007-2008, ISSUE was competitively selected to receive a 20-year rent-free lease in downtown Brooklyn on a beautiful 4,800-square-foot jewel box theater at 110 Livingston Street in downtown Brooklyn. In June 2009, ISSUE awarded a $1.133 million grant from the Brooklyn Borough President toward the $1.729 million necessary for renovating the historic space. For more information on ISSUE and its programs, please visit www.issueprojectroom.org.

ISSUE gratefully acknowledges current and past support from:
Annenberg Foundation
Brooklyn Arts Council
Experimental Television Center
Foundation for Contemporary Arts
The Golden Rule Foundation
Greenwall Foundation
Independence Community Foundation
Jerome Foundation
Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust
Meet the Composer's MetLife Creative Connections
mediaThe foundation
NY Department of Cultural Affairs
O.P. & W.E. Edwards Foundation
The Puffin Foundation
Two Trees Management, LLC

These Are Powers take the familiar and channel it back from the future primitive. We are a language all our own. It is club beats played live, found sounds, pulses, blips, collage, oscillations, electronic watercolor, decay, regeneration and every vibration in between. Whatever it sounds like is not what you think. Look twice. These Are Powers hail from the dual ports of Brooklyn, NY and Chicago, IL. They are Anna Barie (sings, electronics), Pat Noecker (prepared bass, sings), and Bill Salas (electroacoustic drums, sings). They create movement in freedom, infinity in possibility.

Secret Project Robot: Art Experiment is a not for profit dedicated to the documentation and proliferation of contemporary art and current cultural trends in music, performance, dance, the party and social theory.

Joseph Krings is a filmmaker from Brooklyn. His directing credits include previous music videos for These Are Powers and Head of Femur.  As an editor Krings worked on popular videos for Chin Chin and The Willowz, as well as numerous short films and advertisements. His latest work on a short promo film directed by Azazel Jacobs (Momma's Man) for The Museum of Modern Art is being considered for numerous awards. He also worked on a series of highly regarded short films for The New York Times Style Magazine starring the likes of Josh Hartnett, Josh Lucas, Lukas Haas, Michael Pitt and many others. His work in color correction and online editing helped the music video for Band of Horses "Is There A Ghost" win Best Alternative Music Video from the MVPA.

RVNG Intl. (www.igetrvng.com) is a Brooklyn-based record label focused on releasing limited runs of electronic music mixes, edits, exclusive remixes and collaborations, and original material. These Are Powers' "Candyman" EP marks the first release with fellow Brooklyn bros (and sis) and it couldn't be a grittier / prettier thing. Look for the 12" and digital EP February 2010, both featuring exclusive remixes from the RVNG family.


232 3rd Street, 3rd Floor | Brooklyn, NY 11215 US

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