Bang Bang Manifesto Program

In progress. We are constantly updating the events.

 

PAST EVENTS


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BANG BANG Manifesto Launch

Friday, April 12. 2019 
6PM Opening Reception
8pm Lauch Party
Colorful creatures, music, wine and lots of art                

Bereaved of a future we
Are to create
New forms of existence, more
Green, and more beauty - and less hate

The BB Manifesto represents the final month of artist Katja Loher’s residence in the Jungle Loft in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. It’s a celebration that takes place throughout the month of April. The BB Manifesto represents free time and space for powerful, meaningful creation. 

 
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Golden Art Brunch : Hosted by Marc and Duyan 

Saturday, April 13 2019

12:30 - 3pm

Join us to celebrate friendship and artistic ideas over golden dishes to nourish yourself the day after BANG BANG Manifesto launch party. This delicious gathering inspired by the color code yellow is hosted by Houston based Vietnamese Collector Couple Duyen Huynh and Marc Nguyen.

They are not only passionate collectors, Marc is also the creator of these stunningly beautiful masks as you can see on the photo. They represent the spirits of endangered species, which appear in various of Katja Loher’s work, realized in a  production a couple of years ago at the Rainbow Loft, featuring their four incredible dancer and model daughters.

 
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Night of Queer Art w/ Ella boy, Feathers Wise, Carly Ozard Olivia, Prince Johnny and Moss

Saturday, April 13. 2019

7:30 – 9:30pm

This night is gonna be a night for emerging queer artists to express their true and beautiful selves through music. 4 different singers gonna be performing their original songs plus some covers. In between there is gonna be short aerial performances. It’s an exciting creative night to celebrate queerness and break the idea old idea of gender. Even if you’re not part of the lgbt community you’re more than welcome to be part of this party that is about union and equality. Be part of the rainbown movement yourself!

 
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Community Acupuncture: Reset & Heal

Sunday, April 14. 2019

1:00-3:00

Rest and reset for the Spring with an individualized acupuncture treatment in our communal healing space. Receive the highest quality care by licensed acupuncturist, Erika Prinz Freed, in a comfortable setting. Erika will offer personalized acupuncture sessions for each attendee, based on their wellness needs and goals. Sessions will last approximately one hour. Please dress in comfortable, non-restrictive clothing.

Erika Prinz Freed, MS., L.Ac who is A modern healer, Erika balances a medical-based approach with deeply compassionate work. She’s has been named a top 20 best acupuncturist in NYC for 4 years in a row and has trained in the U.S. and China.

 
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Sound Bath with Cheryl Silva

Sunday April 14. 2019

8:00-10:00pm

Description:Join Cheryl Silva, cosmic sound weaver of Tibetan TuneUp, for a heart-opening SoundBath. Align with the cosmic heart of the universe and open the portal of your own heart center. Experience the sound currents of Cheryl's antique Tibetan Singing Bowls and attune to your inner healer. Receive a bowl with a warm water elixir on your heart and allow the sound and vibration to permeate, infusing infinite love and fierce compassion throughout your heart, body, mind and spirit. Leave feeling deeply loved, nourished, restored and ready to enjoy the sweetness of life.

Learn more at www.cherylsilva.com

 
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HAPPENING DECONSTRUCTING A NEW WORLD by Juan Rizo Designer

BANG BANG Artist in Residency

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

8:00pm – 00:00

HAPPENING DECONSTRUCTING A NEW WORLD By: @juanrizodesigner from @antologia.design, @katjaloher for @bangbangmanifesto During the dates of BB Manifesto, Juan Carlos Rizo and Katja Loher will show live the creative process of an object that will be a product of the situation that both; He, an industrial designer and she, a conceptual artist, will experiment during the days of April 13 to 17, 2019.To achieve the design object, they will have textile material produced in Guatemala, created with natural fibers and dyed with sustainable techniques. The process will be documented and will be part of the history of the product that will have as a scope, value the Maya artisan culture in a respectful way through the possibilities of the latest trend creative exercise,

 
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Luminous Labyrinth of Sound with Cheryl Silva

Thursday, April 18, 2019

7:00pm - 9:00pm Happening Starts 7:30 Sharp

Join us in the Jungle Loft’s green room of imagination where anything is possible. Under the pink full moon, we gather to remember and travel through the labyrinth of light. Surrounded by deeply grounding antique Tibetan singing bowls, we release what is ready as we traverse inwards. Following our soul’s stirrings, we arrive in the center and receive the light of the wisdom within. Journeying outwards, we emerge embodied and return illuminating our soul’s voice.

Remember. Release. Receive. Return.

Learn more cherylsilva.com

 
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Group Breathwork: Spring Expansion with Erika Prinz Freed, MS., L.Ac.

Friday, April 19. 2019

7:00 – 9:00pm Happening Starts 7:30 Sharp

Breathwork is an active meditation using a specific 2-part breathing pattern to connect to your body, move out stuck energy and emotions, and expand your heart. It is a simple tool that supports us in shedding the old and making room for the new. We're going to use this time to breathe into and create expansion in all its forms. Expansion in our creativity, our spirit, our health, our love and our lives. Please wear clothes that are comfortable for you to lie down in and bring an eye pillow or cover if you like.

 
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GIVE ME BLUE - Skype presentation

Friday, April 19. 2019

9:00 – 10:00pm

A visual performance created by Madhura Phatak in collaboration with Sundeep Bali Skype presentation. Due long visa process time they can't be present in person. Madhura, a classical trained dancer in the art of story-telling, narrates her take on the way mankind is polluting the planet earth and making it unliveable by the day. She delves in Hindu mythology and reinterprets it afresh. Lens-based artist Sundeep Bali who will employ visual materials to the production, bringing in sync the story-telling with the reality of today, joins her in this endeavour. Sundeep says: “ …The current state of our rivers – Ganga and Yamuna – are grim visual reminders of how wantonly we are polluting our environment with indiscriminate use and littering everywhere. …”. Madhura adds: “It disturbs me to see tons of plastic strewn on mountain sides, in valleys. Where are we taking nature to? And if not now, when will we act? My language is performance and story-telling. That is where I look for my answers and inspiration.”

 
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Anamnesis : Stories told in rugs, A project by Naz Azodi

Saturday, April 20. 2019

8:00 – 11:45pm

This event is a window into the world of Iranian tribal women weavers. It will include a presentation by project creator Naz Azodi. She’ll be sharing the roots of this project and why it’s an important cause to support. Through her presentation and talk attendees will have a chance to travel to rural Iran, see and hear stories of a vanishing craft, and understand what inspired this magical path. Stay after our presentation for live Persian music along with light bites and wine. A shared narrative experience exploring the importance of memories and identity through the tradition of weaving. This is a collaboration with five Iranian tribal women, in a show of rugs, using the power of recollection and the art of weaving to tell their personal stories. The project will culminate in an exhibition in Tehran to be followed with a viewing in New York. The show will be accompanied with a short film and booklet highlighting the weavers, workshops and journey of the project.

 
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Jungle Yoga for Humble Humans with Lauren Slivosky

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

7:00 - 8:30pm, yoga starts at 7:15pm sharp

*Come dressed in clothes you can move in and bring a yoga mat!

Deepen your understanding of self through movement and breath in a safe and expressive environment! The classes are inspired by yoga, authentic movement, meditation and breath practices related to the color range of the given period of the Manifesto. During the yellow period we explored the lower chakra systems to ground us into our creativity and power, during the green days we created space and warm energy in our hearts. During indigo color range, we will tune into our upper chakras towards deeper clarity and a heightened ability to listen within ourselves and the rhythms of the universe.

RSVP here, put event title in subject line: bangbangmanifesto@gmail.com

 
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IndiGo banquet

Wednesday, April 24. 2019

7:00pm – 00:00, dinner starts at 8pm

Hosted by Stephanie Venezian

A memorable evening of music, art, and connection. Twenty beautiful strangers will gather, feast, and share a special moment in time. We are all here to share our essence and raise the earth’s vibrations. Let this evening open doors to beautiful friendships, collaborations, and take our inspiration beyond our wildest dreams.

 
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Llamaca2017 - Weaving and Indigo Performance with Cynthia Alberto

Thursday, April 25. 2019

7:30 - 10:00pm, performance starts 8pm sharp

Llamaca2017 celebrates the healing powers of weaving. When we weave, we have the opportunity to heal possible traumas and to celebrate our connection to mother earth, the animals, the plants, the human and our origines. Llamaca2017 will be weaving hand dyed indigo fabrics and invites the community to weave with her. "Indigo is a deep midnight blue. It is a combination of deep blue and violet and holds the attributes of both these colors. ... Powerful and dignified, indigo conveys integrity and deep sincerity. The color meaning of indigo reflects great devotion, wisdom and justice along with fairness and impartiality."

RSVP here, put event title in subject line: bangbangmanifesto@gmail.com

 
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RAINBOW BUBBLE CEREMONY 

Friday, April 26, 2019

8:00pm - 00:00, ceremony starts at 8:30pm sharp

Hosted by Christian Padilla

May we all return home to our hearts. Join us for an evening of co-created play and exploration! You are invited to experience creativity, empathy, collaboration...to share, witness, create, paint, draw, laugh, cry, and simply be. We will have a bubble for movement and dance, a bubble for discussion, a bubble for art and creation, and a bubble to relax, read and treat and receive.  

RSVP here, put event title in subject line: bangbangmanifesto@gmail.com

 
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Sarpa Yoga pop up class with Ben Makosch

Saturday, April 27, 2019

1:30pm – 4:00pm, session starts at 2pm sharp

*Come dressed in clothes you can move in, best with an empty stomach and bring a yoga mat.

During the violet wave of our BB Manifesto, Ben's intention as a teacher is to facilitate a space in which practitioners can explore themselves and have a deeper understanding. Everybody is free to choose how to engage with the Vimarsa (reflective awareness). Join us on this two-hour journey that guides you through movement, energy and emotion. We’ll end with a deep savasana and guided relaxation. The intention you bring determines how the resulting inner-discourse unfolds. The manifestation of your intuition is a process of practice and honest self-reflection. More info: www.sarpa.yoga

RSVP here, put event title in subject line: bangbangmanifesto@gmail.com

 
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WATER X 108 By Jose Sanint

Saturday, April 27. 2019

5:00pm - 7:00pm

Hosted by BB Artist in Residency, Jose Sanint, Architect and Artist from Bogotá, Colombia.

This is a call to Re-collect H2O from those magical, sacred and pure water sources you’ve encountered, which have left a mark in your life journey. I summon anyone who has a collection of these specially wonderful waters, and those who would like to become collectors, to be part of this experience. The idea is to resonate with this universal element and align ourselves with it at a conscious and natural level. So bring your waters and become part of this experience. This is the perfect moment to collaborate with this library of waters so that they can recharge each other and the quantum resonance that exist in each one of them be part of my next immersive art experience.

 
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Holy Mountain Screening

Saturday, April 27. 2019

8:30pm - 00:00

starts at 9pm sharp

Before and after the screening we will hold a psychomagical ritual inspired by Alejandro Jodorowsky’s teachings and practice.

Hosted by Edu, AKA Almendra and Katja, AKA Indigo

 
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Rebel seeds of Love by Andrea Liberni

Sunday, April 28, 2019

2:00pm – 4:00pm

Hosted by BB Artist in Residency Andreas Liberni, artist, architect, urban planner from Milan, Italy.

This project is based on the effect of distribution of “Mirabilis Jalapa” and “Helianthus Annuus” seeds. These plants are used for Phytoremediation, which basically refers to the use of plants and associated soil microbes to reduce the concentrations or toxic effects of contaminants in the environment. Phytoremediation is widely accepted as a cost-effective environmental restoration technology. 

We will gather and learn from urban planner Andrea Liberni a technique how to reduce soil pollution. We then put the theory into practice and will go around our neighborhood to sow the rebel seeds of love.

Children are welcomed to this event

RSVP here, put event title in subject line: bangbangmanifesto@gmail.com

 
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Tai Chi, QiGong, and Taoist Meditation With Ilona Bito 

Sunday, April 28. 2019 

5:00pm - 7:00pm class starts at 5:15pm sharp

This mind-body practice embodies the ancient Chinese laws of the five elements, yin and yang, and energetic channels to cultivate balanced energy. Ilona gently guides stretching, breathing, chi massage, an introduction to Cheng Man-Ch'ing'sYang Tai Chi Form, and a meditation on the 6 Healing Sounds.

RSVP here, put event title in subject line: bangbangmanifesto@gmail.com

 
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STREET SIGN INSTALLMENT

Sunday, April 28, 2019

10:00 - 11:30pm

Hosted by Ali Enami

To mark the end of an era, where artists were housing in Williamsburg, and to celebrate this movement, we are installing BANG BANG Manifesto street signs in each corner of the block, North 6th between Kent and Wythe.

Meeting point: Jungle Loft. We will dress in costumes from Loher’s costume archive to become unrecognizable, magical beings.

RSVP here, put event title in subject line: bangbangmanifesto@gmail.com

 
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BANG BANG MANIFESTO CLOSING PARTY

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 

8:00pm - 1:00am 

Hosted by Nadia Kazakova

BANG BANG is a rainbow, that turns into a world, a planet for art, for nature, for all.

Join us for the BANG BANG Manifesto Closing Party. We are celebrating the manifestation of our dreams with DJ Sasha Barbot, live performance by P. Muna and Sur Fresh, colorful creatures, performative surprises, delicious drinks and lots of art.

This is just the beginning of a wonderful movement to be continued. You are invited to participate in this collaborative and sustainable Manifesto based on art, creativity and empathy.

RSVP here, put event title in subject line: bangbangmanifesto@gmail.com

 
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BANG BANG MANIFESTO Closing Ceremony

May 1, 2019

7:30 -10:00pm, Ceremony starts at 8pm sharp 

Guided by Cheryl Silva

This special closing ceremony honors the end of the BANG BANG Manifesto and artist Katja Loher’s 14 year residence in the Jungle Loft in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. We gather to express our gratitudes, blessings and prayers with a despacho. 

The despacho is a gift — a giving back of what we receive everyday in our lives. We seek, through the despacho ceremony, to bridge the ordinary and non-ordinary realms; to establish new patterns of relationships and possibilities.

The creation of an “Ayni Despacho” is like a large Mandala where participants gather sacred objects placed upon a white piece of paper that acts as a wrapping for the gift to mother earth.

With the Bang Bang Manifesto we have been treating our engagement with the ecological concerns of our planet, treating themes such endangered flora and fauna, air pollution, waste management, climate change and the fundamentally unsustainable relationship between man and nature. With our happening, events and exhibitions, we seek to sensitize participants and viewers to the beauty but also the vulnerability of Nature.

The BANG BANG Manifesto continues in various places around our world, it is our own country. This is just the beginning of a wonderful movement. You are invited to participate in this collaborative and sustainable Manifesto based on art, creativity and empathy.

RSVP here, put event title in subject line: bangbangmanifesto@gmail.com