OXHEART – An Art, Music & Performance Event Collaborative

OXHEART – An Art, Music & Performance Event Collaborative


On Friday October 5th I walked into a beautiful, historic building in Brooklyn, NY. I descended down some stairs to the desk, introduced myself as Chris from the Nonsense Society, and meandered down to the main chamber. The old brick walls were lined with amazing contemporary pieces of art and long ribbons hung from the ceiling. Within minutes acrobats were dancing up the ribbons and spinning on trapezes.

OXHEARTDozens of viewers were casually browsing the gallery, walking up and down old grated stairs and across a walkway. Musicians were warming up and gathering around a stage below me in the middle of the room, getting ready to perform their set for the night. The event, Dancetropolis, was part of the fantastic ongoing art collaborative called OXHEART. Starting this year (2012), the wonderful people at OXHEART have been working to bring artists of all kinds together in various NY venues. These events are not to be missed. I was amazed by all the talent and variety they managed to organize. The room was exploding with energy and passion. OXHEART brings dancers, acrobats, artists, musicians, performers and art appreciators all together to showcase and consume art. I’m proud to support OXHEART and their future endeavors. Check out some snapshots from the event below, and try to make it to future events.

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“Free Your Mind” by Jessica Slagle (digital collage)

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“Awakening” by Lisa Alonso Canellas (acrylic on canvas)

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“Automata #03” by Omi Tanaka (archival pigment print)

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“Skull” by Ana Niko Briancesco (hand build porcelain)

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“Mother of Pearl” by Rachel Rickert (oil on canvas)

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acrobats swinging on trapezes

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acrobats swinging on trapezes

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retro microphone right next to acrobats

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musicians setting up

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view from behind the drums + viewers milling about

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dancers improvising while the bands play

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