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10.14 2013

SPACE 1026 @ VOX POPULI 11.1.2013

Space 1026 @ Vox Populi Gallery

Vox Populi
319 N 11th St, 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107


Exhibition Dates: November 1 – November 29,  2013

Opening Reception: Friday, November 1st 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

PHILADELPHIA: In conjunction with CITYWIDE Philadelphia, Vox Populi gallery will exhibit Afterlife, a collaborative multimedia installation created by members of the Space 1026 collective. Space 1026 will be one of five collectives – including Marginal Utility, Magic Pictures Gallery, Termite TV, and Basekamp – exhibiting within Vox Populi for the CITYWIDE collaborative effort.


Afterlife is a collaborative installation that transfers the everyday lives of Space 1026’s collective members into the eternal space after death. In a brief, blissful act of existential reinvention, the 1026ers spark a torch of ancient burial practices with the construction of a monumental shrine devoted to and comprised of artwork by its current and former members. Afterlife represents a continuation of the collective’s 16 year commitment to providing open space where a creative individual is free to work and make mistakes, in addition to the collective’s long standing comic appreciation for human error, second chances, and the opportunity for spiritual rebirth.


DEATH COULD BE YOUR GOLDEN BOY an event, hosted by Michael Gerkovich, in conjunction with the Afterlife exhibition.

AUX at Vox Populi

Saturday, November 16, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 pm

A PowerPoint presentation featuring the usual cast of characters, namely Michael Gerkovich himself, Andrew Jeffrey Wright, Jason Hsu, Malwina Andruczyk, Billy Fatzinger, Scott Gelber, Abbey Sarver, Lindsey Baker, Sean Hamilton, etc. The Pitch: Together presenters will explore the mysteries of “THE BIG SLEEP” and they have promised not to kill you. This will be an attempt to break the stigma against people who look too far into the abyss. Maybe Death is your dream date or your social worker or your therapist or your best bud or your secret admirer or your internet stalker or your golden boy and you didn’t even consider it??  We do not disappoint.



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This November 2013, 23 artist-run artist collectives in Philadelphia are banding together for a cross-collaborative multi-venue exchange to celebrate the impressive population our city has of artist-run entities! This month-long celebration of Philadelphia contemporary art that will include performances, panel discussions, gallery openings, and a publication in a variety of venues across the city. The essence of CITYWIDE is about magnifying individual voices through collective action.

CITYWIDE is the recipient of a Knight Arts Challenge and is a “massive collaboration” organized collaboratively by Vox Populi, Space 1026, Little Berlin, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Grizzly Grizzly, Marginal Utility, NAPOLEON, Fjord, Mt. Airy Contemporary, Rebekah Templeton, Highwire Gallery, Basekamp, McCartney/Belknap Projects, Practice, The Traction Company, InLiquid, Paradigm Gallery, Magic Pictures, Termite TV Collective, The Soapbox, Title Magazine, The Nicola Midnight St. Claire, Pterodactyl, ART/ASSEMBLY, BYO Print, and Oof Animation Collective. Spanning from the Callowhill neighborhood on the edge of Center City to West Philly, from Germantown to the Northeast and from South Philly to Kensington, CITYWIDE represents over 200 artists in total!

Space 1026 is a member based, and member run artist collective. Founded in 1997,  with the aim to create a space to make work unscathed from the regulations of conventional art institutions. Their intentions evolved from a personal space and skateboarding haven, to a growing community of artists, and a monthly gallery program showing an eclectic range of work from contemporary, national, and international artists. Space 1026 has exhibited at the ICA Philadelphia, Cinders Gallery Brooklyn, The Print Center, and Lobot Gallery and among others.


10.11 2013




Tomorrow evening 10.12.13

Members Lance Simmons and Jason Hsu present a collaborative performance in the Sanctuary of the First Unitarian Church. Lance will perform synthesized confusion music Unguent accompanied by the video experiments and manipulations of Jason Hsu.

Blake Carrington will perform his Sanctuary Scan and Tether will perform Habibi

at a punctual 7-9pm

This even it presented by Philadelphia Photo Arts Center

10.09 2013

Ryan McGinness At Bridgette Mayer Gallery Philadelphia

Bridgette Mayer Gallery
Finding Infinity – a show by Ryan McGinness

Finding infinity will be on view October 9 – November 16, 2013

Opening reception, Thursday, October 10, 6:00 – 8:30 PM

Maquette for Amaral Trophy

Bridgette Mayer Gallery, 709 Walnut Street, Philadelphia

10.09 2013

Cars Will Burn “…Check Please.”


“Come on, let’s pop the champagne, this one’s for the life
Did everything you could, be here for the night
Man it feels good, everything is right
Energy is strong enough to brighten up city lights
My whole team winning, no vision of quitting
I rather say I did than let them buzzards say I didn’t
Let ‘em talk about it mane, I’m already living
I risk my life to try everyday to go and get it”


09.25 2013


a night of stand-up, short plays, video, music, dance and whatever!

Hosted by Rose Luardo and Andrew Jeffrey Wright!

Featuring Body Dreamz, Greg Barris, Ross Ta Da, Eliza Skinner, Dave Hill, Club Lyfestile and more!

Video by the team Thom/Karl/Jared/Scott!

With DJs Emilio Airhorn and Kurt Life!

Saturday, September 28, 2013
Doors 8pm / Comedy 8:30 – 10:00 / Dance Party 10:01 – ?

The Silent Barn
603 Bushwick Ave.

join the facebook event HERE!


09.24 2013

SLOW FM right now… TUESDAY until 10pm


SLOW FM is a temporary 12-hour pirate radio and online webcasted microstation dedicated to SLOW music, broadcasted live September 24, 2013 10am-10pm EST and existing as an online archive afterward. SLOW FM will be broadcast live from Christchurch Neighborhood House at 20 N. American Street, 4th floor. Philadelphia, PA 19106. Visitors are welcome to visit the station and performance hall. Music will be DJed and performed live throughout the broadcast.

Beginning in the mid 80s, the slow food movement began in Italy and over time grew a rabid following worldwide that continues to this day. Starting in the early 90s, a subgenre of southern hip hop called screw was formed, where vinyl albums were played and re-recorded 20-30% slower, sometimes with added beats, introductions and other effects. This subgenre bubbled beneath the surface for over a decade, and took off in the mid-2000s as the phenomenon of chopped and screwed music was applied to hip hop mixtapes. Increasingly in the past 5 years, experimental musicians have begun to mine this technique to combine hip hop, electronic, ambient/noise and other experimental music. SLOW FM has commissioned artists internationally to create new slowed-down compositions as well as will broadcast the full gamut of slow music from ambient, dub, drone, contemporary classical, dance music, hip hop and cross-genre music. Artists included: Tim Hecker, Lawrence English, Aaron Roche, Greg Fox, Cars Will Burn, Yung Pharoah, Thin Gaze, Selfies, Lil ‘Merica, Ulalume, Chattr, Eartheater, and Indridi Ingolffson. Additional works will be DJed live and slow by Fade Sunshine and Jacob Herschel. The entire broadcast will be considered a 12-hour slow music performance. Curator/DJ/Selector: Lee Tusman. Funded by Pew Center For Arts and Heritage: New Spaces / New Formats.

09.24 2013


The show Comedy Dreamz hosted by Space 1026er Andrew Jeffrey Wright and Sweatheart front woman Rose Luardo gets a mention in The Village Voice’s Cheap Laughs: The Best (Mostly Free) Indie And Alt Comedy This Week. Read all about it HERE!


09.23 2013

ACID RAIN “Acid Reflux” screening + Unguent / Embarker – Wednesday at 8pm!

Please take note of two musical performers who will accompany this Wednesday night’s screening of “Acid Reflux”: Unguent and Embarker!
The screening starts at 8pm with musical acts to follow!
ACID REFLUX [2008-2013]
Space 1026 Gallery / September 25, 2013 / 8pm
followed with musical performances by Unguent and Embarker

09.17 2013


On the website THE WORLD’S BEST EVER, every Friday, a new comic by Andrew Jeffrey Wright. See the first one HERE!

09.15 2013


wild abstract cassette releases from member Lance Simmons newish label



Tinnitus-Timulus-1 Some-Pepper-1 Scanning-1 Kelpius-Lotion-1

every tape an object

every sound a portal