Mar 30, 2020
In the midst of a deeply uncertain and difficult time marked by physical distance, we have expanded our online programming in an effort to support artists and keep our community connected. We are pleased to launch a new weekly lineup of online initiatives that offer opportunities to engage virtually with artists, to experience seminal works that have taken place at The Kitchen, and to learn more about our institution’s history.
On Mondays, we will publish new material on our Blog. This week, we inaugurated Kitchen Memories—a series of first-hand reflections on past programming written by current and former staff members and artists—with a piece by The Kitchen’s Box Office Manager and artist Neal Medlyn. We also invite you to revisit recent blog posts, including a recap of February’s L.A.B. event featuring mayfield brooks, Ethan Philbrick, and Tourmaline, and interviews with artists Muyassar Kurdi and Felix Bernstein and Gabe Rubin .
On Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6pm EST, we will present Kitchen Broadcast, a series of livestream performances that invites artists to connect from their homes to yours, through any form they see fit. Kitchen Broadcast Week 1 features Miho Hatori on Tuesday, March 31, and Greg Fox on Thursday, April 2.
On Fridays, we will release recent video works and archival performance recordings in digital Video Viewing Rooms. Hearkening back to The Kitchen’s longstanding Video Viewing Room—a dedicated space within our buildings from 1975 through the 1990s where visitors could watch tapes of their choosing and, later, view a curated, rotating selection of videos—this online iteration will make new releases and rarely seen footage available to a wider viewing public for one month at a time. Stay tuned for the launch of the first Video Viewing Room this Friday, April 3, featuring archival footage of Rhys Chatham ’s 1981 performance of Drastic Classical Music for Electric Instruments.
We look forward to interacting with you online for now, and to welcoming you back into our physical spaces in the near future.
Image: Renovation of The Kitchen’s space at 59 Wooster Street, Summer 1983. Photo by Teri Bloom.