ANNOUNCING BROOKLYN BRAIN FRAME 2
Chicago’s legendary performative comix reading series BRAIN FRAME descends upon Brooklyn for second time, more potent, more puzzling, more preternatural than ever before. Please join us to witness eight artists from Brooklyn and beyond interpret their work in front of a live audience, incorporating elements impossible to reproduce on the printed page. BROOKLYN BRAIN FRAME 2 will see young rappers, interactive gifs, a giant foot, queer quizzing, sad dance jams, opportunity for retribution, and much, much more.
Featuring performances by:
Sakura Maku [with Duane Bruton, Danny Campbell, Lily Galib, Lyra Hill, David Hollingsworth, Wilfredo Ortega, and Don Paris Schlotman]
Lisa Wilde [with Infinite Cubia and Matthew Shields]
Please bring CA$H to purchase comics, zines, prints, posters, and whatever else readers care to hawk. All proceeds go to artists.
at Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St, Brooklyn
8pm :: $8
BROOKLYN BRAIN FRAME 2 is organized in association with the Brooklyn Zine Fest, April 26th and 27th from 11am to 6pm at Brooklyn Historical Society.
Poster by Tom Toye and Lale Westvind.
Six young artists and thinkers from the Teen Creative Agency at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago solicited the audience to draw comic panels in response to three different prompts, then used the results to build three stream-of-consciousness stories, placing the drawings on an overhead projector and narrating them live at Brain Frame: Explained on March 15th, 2014.
Moderator: Ayo Idowu
Story Builders: Andres Salamanca, Alex Vargas
Narrators: Eli Adams, Jola Idowu, Hettie Price
Hannah Chavez, accompanied by Gabriela Cracraft and with audio assistance from Lillie West, narrated a pan-imation of her giant one-page comic Mapinguari, about one explorer, his hunt for a mythic sloth, and his expedition’s undoing in the maws of the monster at Brain Frame: Explained on March 15th, 2014.
Three cartoonists interpreted original works as part of our special event BRAIN FRAME: EXPLAINED, at the Chicago Zine Fest on March 15th, 2014. Hannah Chavez, with help from Gabriela Cracraft, read along to a pan-imation of Mapinguari, a giant one-page comic about the hunt for a mythic sloth; Bela Shayevich, with help from Ainslie Morse and Matt Tracey, read Hand and Foot, a romance of limbs; and Lyra Hill performed Banana Glove Game, a sad story about a fruit toss gone wrong, with three analog slide projectors and soundscapes by Tyson Torstenson.
Photos thanks to Gillian Fry.