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Sat, Jun 01


Head Hi



Time and Location

Jun 01, 2024, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Head Hi, 146 Flushing Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205, USA

About the event

Join us Saturday afternoon for GESTURES, a book project turned into a live performed reading by design studio Subject Bureaux, featuring relatively detailed descriptions of the way that people choose to wear their clothes.

As an elaboration on the print material, we have arranged a book reading event that brings Gestures’ entries off the page through sound-based interpretations of the text. This will take on a free form, improv style, riffing off performative readings in “dialog” with brief interludes of music, á la call & response.

The event is onsite at Head Hi using our Hi-Fi sound system to focus on musical, artistic, and creative communities.

Buy tickets below and see you soon!

Collaborator Bios:

Subject Bureaux is a design practice focused on exploring the relationships between people, places and products. The exploration of these relationships is the primary purpose of the existence of the Bureaux. The outcome of these explorations may be presented in a variety of media, but they are not always the aim of the exploration. What is essential to the Bureaux is to study, develop and share ideas. @subjectbureaux 

Emily R. Pellerin is a writer, brand strategist, and marketer. Her work is rooted in research and journalistic principles, and clarity across communications and creative output. Collaborators range from galleries and boutique creative studios, to global cultural programs and tech companies. Her  research and reporting cover the art and design spheres, and issues at the convergence of the built, social, and natural environments. She is a frequent contributor to the projects of Subject Bureaux. @silver_golder

India Lena González is a poet, filmmaker, and multidisciplinary artist. She received her BA from Columbia University and her MFA from NYU’s Creative Writing Program. fox woman get out! (BOA Editions, 2023) is her debut poetry collection. India is also a professionally trained dancer, choreographer, and actor and has had the pleasure of performing at Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, St. Mark’s Church, La Mama, New York Live Arts, and other such venues. @itsyagurlindia

Ananda Naima González is a writer, educator, multidisciplinary artist, and performer residing in Harlem, NY. She carries a BA and an MFA from Columbia University, in poetry and fiction respectively, and has taught at Gotham Writers Workshop. Her words have appeared in BOMB, McSweeney’s, Catapult, Apogee, The Southern Review, Bellingham Review, Lampblack, Waxing & Waning, and Twin Bird Review. She has been a finalist for awards granted by Gulf Coast Journal, LitMag, Indiana Review, and SmokeLong Quarterly, among others. Her mission is to honor the inherently sacred ritual of living. In addition to writing, she is also a professionally trained dancer and an accomplished choreographer and filmmaker. @anandanaima

Atlas Phoenix is a polyglot educator, translator, and musician with a passion for bridging cultural divides. As a teacher of Arabic and English as a Second Language (ESL), Atlas has helped countless students navigate the intricacies of language and culture. When not in the classroom, Atlas works as a freelance translator, using his linguistic expertise to facilitate communication across borders. But Atlas's creative expression doesn't stop there. He is also a devoted practitioner of Gnawa music, a rich and vibrant tradition from North Africa. Through his music, Atlas seeks to share the beauty and spirit of Gnawa culture with new audiences. With a name that evokes the mythical titan who held up the heavens, Atlas Phoenix embodies the qualities of strength, resilience, and cultural connection. His work as a teacher, translator, and musician is a testament to the power of language and art to bring people together and transcend borders. @atlasgnawazen

Hosted by:

Head Hi is an organization dedicated to art and design specializing in publications and cultural programming with an espresso bar located in Fort Greene, Brooklyn by the Navy Yard. We feature a curated selection of publications from around the globe. Working with local and international artists, designers, publishers, community members and organizations in various fields, Head Hi is a space for exploration and interaction that hosts talks, book launches, art shows, music performances and other events. @headhi_ny

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