Head Hi Events + News
Head Hi 2021 Annual Lamp Show
Open Call for Artists, Designers, Collectors & Creators
Opening: Friday, February 19, 7-9pm
Exhibition: February 16 - March 13, 2021
Head Hi invites artists, designers, collectors, craftspeople of all levels, everyone and anyone to submit a lamp for the second annual Head Hi Lamp Show. The exhibition celebrates the joy of light with a special presentation of handmade and unique lamps to celebrate the new year!
The Lamp Show is an exhibition of lamps, lamps made by YOU. We encourage everyone to participate, all ages, professional designers, or not, to submit a lamp! It can be a lamp you created, personalized or just a funky lamp that you found. Throughout the exhibition, visitors can vote for their favorite lamp. The winner will receive a special gift.
People of all ages are welcome to submit one lamp per participant. No submission fee.
Organizers are looking for creativity, functionality, uniqueness, and funkiness, with a particular interest in “non-standard” materials and objects. Lamps can be any size up to a maximum of approximately 2 ft x 2 ft.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday, January 29th, 2021
A short dance film by Morgan Griffin
Desmoiselles, a film made by contemporary dancer Morgan Griffin, is both a multiplication and a fracture of self. A fragmentation of the body into a puzzle. Each square becoming a vignette of a larger story. A rubix cube, which can never be reset or resolved. Tension, humor, flirtation, eeriness, regality revealed in bite size angles of perception. Set to Handel’s Sarabande, and filmed exclusively using TikTok filters.
Morgan Griffin graduated Suma Cum Laude from Connecticut College in 2012 where she studied dance and performed in works choreographed by David Dorfman, Robyne Watkins, Heidi Henderson, Lisa Race, Adele Myers, and Shani Collins-Achille, as well as guest artists Nicholas Leichter, Kyle Abraham, work by Laura Dean, and Kendra Portier. Morgan has trained at several professional training programs, including the Bates Professional Training Program (where she studied with Michael Foleyand performed in a work by Adam Barruch), David Dorfman Summer Intensive, and the Body Traffic Summer Intensive (where she studied with Chris Evans of Hofesh Shechter). Morgan has presented her own work at RAW Artists in Brooklyn, The Figment Festival on Governor’s Island, the International Festival of Arts and Ideas, Tedx Connecticut College, and The Dance Complex in Boston to name a few. Morgan danced and performed with bandPortier as well as with Adele Myers and Dancers in their tour of “Einstein’s Happiest Thought”. Morgan then moved to Italy to work in fashion for several years with 1017 ALYX 9SM. She has now returned to the world of dance and is currently getting her MFA at NYU Tisch.
Peripheral photographs by Adam Bernstein
Join us for our latest exhibition
Being at a concert with a crowd of people right on top of each other feels like something from the past. Most of us are longing to be at a show, in the presence of energy, spontaneously responding to live music, friends and other humans around us.
The exhibition, Peripheral, features a selection of photographs taken at a concert in the historic Tompkins Square Park, the heart of the East Village, in New York City. The concert took place on July 23, 2016, a year very unlike where we are now; the beginning, shall we say, of the distrust, disgust and fatigue we now know too well.
The event shown in the photos was a free outdoor benefit show put on by several bands to help the guitarist Dr. Know from legendary punk rock band Bad Brains. Fans were not only supporting the cause but supporting each other in feeling the power of collective human energy and freedom. In the chaos of the mosh pit, fans pick each other up, something we feel is important to highlight, when one goes down there are others to lift us up.
Photographer Adam Bernstein explains the feeling of unity that day: “The atmosphere was positive and upbeat and the fans were having an amazing time. Unity was in the air. The crowd was one giant family supporting each other and feeding off of each other’s collective energy. It was the summer of 2016 and as always in our country there was an anti-government sentiment which was mentioned on stage a few times. Despite the anti-government sentiment, the crowd was mindful of each other and took caution to keep the event's positive atmosphere peaceful and safe.”
A series of photos will be on display from the concert including one large photographic wall covering that takes the viewer to the "pit" with all its energy, albeit from the periphery of our shop. A selection of 16 x 24 inch photos are for sale for $75. Head Hi has made a special selection of books for sale documenting music and photography. Also on display, is a promotional poster made for the 2016 event.
Contemporaries: A Radical Window
New Storefront Studio Project Featuring
a Curated Library by Head Hi
Contemporaries is a storefront studio project space curated by industrial design studio Stephen Burks Man Made and Director Malika Leiper. Conceived during self-imposed isolation, Contemporaries is about being of our time, about collaboration, our community, and the limitless field of imagination.
Visit in person:192 Water Street in Dumbo, Brooklyn
PADDLE OUT AGAINST POLICE INJUSTICE
ROCKAWAY BEACH, NY
Paddle Out Against Police Injustice
Saturday June 20th.
Beach 109th St Rockaway Beach.
Organized by Lou Harris @black_surfing_rockaway a non-profit group that provides
free surfing and skateboarding lessons to local youth.
Head Hi was there providing donation based coffee for @colorofchange the largest online racial justice organization in the US.
It was a beautiful and meaningful gathering attended by hundreds of people, activists, surfers, beach enthusiasts and nature lovers of all ages and backgrounds.
Rolling Stone wrote a story of the event, our own Mosco is in it, check it out here!
Thanks Ryan Struck for the coverage.
PARLOR COFFEE PARCHMENT PUBLICATION RELEASE
featuring photographs by Rich Gilligan
Opening March 31, 4:00-7:00pm
Exhibition continues through April 20
Please join Parlor Coffee, photographer Rich Gilligan and Head Hi for the release of Parchment, a publication highlighting the world behind your cup of coffee.
HEAD HI INVITES YOU TO THE FIRST EXHIBITION OF ATLAS OF MEMORIES
Sunday, January 12, 2020, 3-5pm
Exhibition and Videos on View:
January 12 - January 26, 2020
ATLAS OF MEMORIES´ is a submission-based archive of material culture and memory in NYC founded by Anika Schroter. It serves as a tactile encyclopedia of immaterial moments and hidden stories. Collecting personal objects that express aspects of who we are – our identity, our values, our statements and choices. It's an ongoing project that travels to different cities, countries and cultures - continuously expanding its archive.
Anika Schroter is a German born, Brooklyn based creative producer who works in film and exhibitions. Her fascination for the everyday object, its texture and its emotive value has long been under her very own investigation; a long-term research project culminating now in the first show of the ATLAS OF MEMORIES at Head Hi.
POSTPONED - Stay tuned for a new date
Film Screening: No Impact Man
At Head Hi, we take our waste VERY seriously. Navigating the ever changing best practices for sustainable disposing of and reducing our trash is not always easy!
Please join Head Hi, The New York Department of Sanitation and Big Reuse for the free film screening of this documentary that tells the story of Colin Beavan and his family’s experience as they try to live with zero impact on the environment for a year in their NYC apartment.
Together we can make a difference and reduce our impact on the environment. Climate Change is real!
HEAD HI BOOK KIOSK
Saturday, January 25, 2020
JOIN US AT THE WORLD AROUND
10:30am - 6:30pm
The TimesCenter NYC
242 West 41st Street
Come visit the HEAD HI BOOK KIOSK featuring a curated selection of vanguard and diverse publications from around the globe, including architecture, art and design books, magazines and self-published materials specially selected for The World Around visitors. A new global forum, The World Around, will host its first edition in New York City on January 25, 2020. The day-long event uses quick-fire presentations, conversations and discussions to present the ‘now, near and next’ in architecture today.
Designed to be accessible and engaging for anyone interested in the culture of architecture, the event brings together leading international practitioners and thinkers who operate in and around the wider spatial environment. Invited speakers will present landscapes, urban and rural planning projects, art, activism, environmental research, space studies, sculpture, film and game design. We will hear far-reaching discussions about the most vital current and upcoming building projects, the most significant developments in technology and the environment, and the most promising new ideas that are shaping our world to come.
Architecture, Design, Art, Landscape,
Photography, Lifestyle, Graphic Design,
Industrial Design, Transportation, Technology
DOBBIN STREET MUSIC FAIR
Saturday, February 22, 12pm
Come visit HEAD HI at the Dobbin St Music Fair where we will feature a curated selection of vanguard and diverse publications from around the globe, including music, art and photography books & magazines. We will also be serving up the Parlor Coffee and Masha Teas (only the best!). Join us!
Head Hi Book Launch - Join Us
Thursday, December 5th , 6:00-8:00 PM
PIPE compiles photographs by Joey Trisolini taken on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, where he grew up.
Pipe and other tales from the Seven Mile Miracle is an ongoing photography project documenting the waves and characters on the North Shore of Oahu, home of some of the most powerful, beautiful, famous and dangerous breaks in the world where waves reach heights up to 40 ft over sharp reefs and volcanic rocks.
Banzai Pipeline aka "Pipe" is perhaps the most well-known break in the world, the mecca of surfing, attracting the top surfers on the planet. This is where John John Florence grew up, an all time ruler of line ups who has won the Pipe Pro event 4 times, the Eddie Aikau Big Wave invitational at Waimea Bay and the WSL title in 2016. The board from this title and one of John's jerseys along with some prints will be exhibited at Head Hi!
*Thanks to Ryley at Pyzel surfboards.
Joseph "Joey" Trisolini grew up in a small town named Ka'a'awa, Oahu. Joey got into skateboarding as a teen and used disposable cameras to document his friends. He now lives in New York and works with some of the world's leading fashion and advertising photographers as well as shooting his own projects for many brands and clients. Joey continues surfing in New York, traveling and photo-documenting. "Pipe" is Volume 1 of this series and his fourth photography book. We're stoked to release it, yeah boy!
Join us for the book launch / exhibition. December 5th, 6-8 PM. At Head Hi,
14 Clermont Ave, Brooklyn.
Exhibition December 5th - 11th 2019.
PIPE is a limited edition. Books available for sale while supplies last.
Sea you there!
Head Hi Book Launch - Join Us
Wednesday, November 20, 6:00-8:00pm
Space Cadet is a book comprised of photographs taken while wandering between August 2018 and April 2019 in New York, Scotland, England, Japan, Colorado, California, and Texas. The photos in this book trace an interest in subtle contradictions, finding noise and distortion in seemingly quiet spaces while finding glimpses of the natural world within our built environments.
Trees, rocks, grass, and snow make a lot of appearances in Space Cadet, as do reflections.
Scott Ferguson (b. 1989, Glasgow, Scotland) is an interdisciplinary artist living and working in Brooklyn, New York. Using photography, performance, video, sound, and sculpture, he creates works that explore ideas of landscape, the mundane, and otherworldliness.
Scott received a BFA in Interdisciplinary Media Arts Practices from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2013 and an MFA in Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts in 2017. Since 2012 he has been an active member of the Flinching Eye Collective, whose work explores the possibilities of sound and performance.
Head Hi Book Launch - Join Us
Friday, October 25, 6:00-9:00pm
We are excited to release Volume 2 of the Forgotten Lands biannual series. This issue explores the theme of ‘The Next Wave’ by way of showcasing new stories of art, culture, & resiliency today in the Caribbean. Rashad Martinez’s (St. Croix, USVI) ‘Dreams of Self’ graces our cover with the hands of an elder creating a path for future generations.
The second issue features 180 pages from Caribbean based and raised artists Rashad Martinez / Pablo Serrano / Don Brodie / Leah Bernhardt / Jo Cosme / Ben Lebovitz / Ivar Wigan / Mike Spearz / Ade Ra / Stephanie Chalana Brown / Geron Richards / Camille Rouzaud / Jorly Flores.
Head Hi Book Kiosk at the
2019 NY Architecture & Design Film Festival
featuring a special selection of new and vintage titles based on this year's films
260 West 23rd Street
New York, NY 10011
Join us at the HEAD HI BOOK KIOSK during this year's New York Architecture & Design Film Festival where we will will feature a curated selection of vanguard and diverse publications from around the globe specially selected for ADFF visitors.
Displaying and selling the publications on a mobile stand, the kiosk will be a hub for inspiration, dialogue and reference. Visitors can purchase the publications or just simply browse, find something new, and conversate about the offering which bridges the topics of architecture, design, art and film including titles selected on topics featured in this year's films including:
Brian Kauppi Paintings
September 28 - October 20, 2019
Exhibition Opening on September 28, 4-7pm
In his artworks, Brian Kauppi, a nomadic artist who paints plein aire landscapes, bends and reconfigures the horizon in response to inner dialogue or distraction. Routinely drawing straight lines led him to make his horizontal brushstrokes diverge and intersect as if in conversation or competition with his own mind. Embracing chaos, hardship and nature in transition as part of life, we are left with the notion that even the worst moments will eventually pass. Brian is currently based in Chile.
Bunny Elizabeth Leopard
Installation & Publication Release
July 10 - August 31, 2019
Bunny Elizabeth Leopard & Vivan Weidman
$23.00, contact us for purchase inquiries
THURSDAY, JUNE 27th, 7:00-9:00pm
BRIAN BLOMERTH'S BICYCLE DAY, the debut graphic novel from frequent Anthology Editions collaborator, illustrator, musician and self-described "comic stripper" Brian Blomerth came out June 25th. To celebrate the release, we're throwing a party at Head Hi, on June 27th from 7-9pm, with an "expanded reading" from Brian, limited edition prints, and a live performance from Adult Moan featuring Lil Ugly Mane and Pickles. The event is free to attend, so if you're in New York and want to have your copy signed, listen to some tunes or have a drink, come on down.
Illustrator, musician and self-described “comic stripper” Brian Blomerth has spent years combining classic underground art styles with his bitingly irreverent visual wit in zines, comics, and album covers. With Brian Blomerth’s Bicycle Day, the artist has produced his most ambitious work to date: a historical account of the events of April 19, 1943, when Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann ingested an experimental dose of a new compound known as lysergic acid diethylamide and embarked on the world’s first acid trip.
Featuring an introduction from renowned ethnopharmacologist, Dennis McKenna, Brian Blomerth’s Bicycle Day combines an extraordinary true story told in journalistic detail with the artist’s gritty, timelessly Technicolor comix style that is a testament to mind expansion, and a stunningly original visual history.
The Head Hi Book Kiosk will feature a curated selection of vanguard and diverse publications from around the globe, including magazines, limited edition art and design books, artist publications and self-published materials specially selected for Brooklyn Designs visitors.
Displaying and selling the publications on a mobile stand, the kiosk will be a hub for inspiration, dialogue and reference. Visitors can purchase the publications or just simply browse, find something new, and conversate about the offering.
The Head Hi Book Kiosk for Brooklyn Designs 2019 takes form using our signature, minimalist bookshelves originally made for our shop located just across from the Navy Yard. We like to refer to them as ladders of knowledge.
BROOKLYN DESIGNS is Brooklyn’s premier design event showcasing a cross section of design, architecture and art.
P.S. Join us on Mother's Day for a Head Hi High Tea from 11am-2pm featuring Masha Tea and cookies!
HEAD HI SUNDAY SOUNDS
Head Hi Sunday Sounds
Every Sunday at 8pm
Music is an important element of who we are, it inspires us & gets us going. Our Brooklyn shop has always played great tunes.
In March, NYC was ordered to "stay in" to slow the spread of COVID19. That was the beginning of our collective lock down & Head Hi's new virtual presence Sunday Sounds. We want to stay connected & support our community in isolation; music is a fantastic channel to do just that.
Sunday Sounds features a live feed of our view of the one & only Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (located footsteps from our shop) with music by DJ Mösco Disco (a Head Hi co-founder) who has been collecting records for over two decades. Mösco started playing records in 1997 while living on a sail-boat in San Francisco, CA & has performed at art spaces, hotels, bars & underground parties.
HEAD HI TEA BLEND
Sunday, January 27, 4-6pm
Head Hi is proud to launch its very own tea blend made by Masha Teas
Get the very first taste of this uplifting tea (with a hint of rock 'n' roll)
Head Hi Tea is a pick-me-up for the discerning tea drinker. The herbs in this blend, California poppy, lemon balm, and orange peel, are used in botanical medicine to uplift, expand, and soothe. Designed with flavor, sustainability, and beauty in mind, Head Hi Tea blend combines the energetic rock and roll spirit of Head Hi cafe with the do-it-yourself and dream big ethos of Masha Tea. This tea is aromatic, a lovely orange color, and slightly bitter to taste.
Masha Teas was founded in Brooklyn out of an unused Park Slope bedroom by naturopath, Dr. Maria Geyman ND. Created for the purpose of bringing the healing and regenerative powers of natural teas to discerning drinkers, Masha Teas are always organic, made with love. Masha Teas endeavors to create a more fun, thoughtful, and sensual tea culture worldwide. mashatea.com | @mashateas
Head Hi Rockaways Presents
Opening August 11, 6 - 9pm
What is it? A group of artists from different parts of the world respond through their practice.
Opening gathering: August 11, 6 - 9pm
Viewing hours: August 12, 18, 19, 2:00-‐7:00pm
544 Beach 72 & Burchell Ave
Arverne, Rockaway Queens, NY
Head Hi is proud to present Resilient a group show in the Rockaways. Each using their own unique practice, the multi-‐ national artists in the exhibition, Brian Kauppi, Basia Goszczynska, Vicente Muñoz and Esteban Chacón, explore what it is to be resilient. The show takes place in the back of a 19th century house in Arverne, Queens, a diverse neighborhood vulnerably located between the Atlantic Ocean and Jamaica Bay. It is not an art gallery, it’s a space for reunion, to discover, to share ideas and have a dialogue about humans and the environment. In the adjoining backyard, Head Hi provides information about the oceans, pollution and recycling as well as a list of local groups working on a variety of projects to protect and conserve the environment. As hurricane season has started, we will also include information about what you can do to be prepared. What does Resilient mean to you?
More info on the artists here.
MOJAVE ART x HEAD HI
B O O K S H O P Collaboration
BOOKSHOP by Head Hi x Mojave Art is a collection of curated books centered around six themes : THE DESERT, WOMEN IN ARCHITECTURE, ITALIAN DESIGN, PHOTOGRAPHY, THE MAKERS and THE COLLECTOR. Each pack features a trio of books by international artists and pioneering creatives, who’ve inspired the founders of Mojave Art, started by a good friend of ours Renee Torres, and Head Hi. With many living and working from home during these times, these art books are an invitation to engage with creativity, bringing the world of design and art into your conscious abode.
HEAD HI VIRTUAL CINEMA PRESENTS:
MARTIN MARGIELA IN HIS OWN WORDS
Premiering Friday, August 14, 2020
Few names in fashion are as respected as Martin Margiela. For the first time, the iconic designer opens up about his life, work & legacy. Watch at home exclusively available through select screening partners like Head Hi for $12. The film cannot be found on Apple, Amazon, or any other mass market platform. Small businesses are facing unprecedented challenges at this time. By purchasing the film via our link, you are directly supporting Head Hi and our pals at Oscilloscope, New York's independent film experts.
One of the most revolutionary and influential fashion designers of his time, Martin Margiela has remained an elusive figure the entirety of his decades-long career. From Jean Paul Gaultier's assistant to creative director at Hermès to leading his own House, Margiela never showed his face publicly and avoided interviews, but reinvented fashion with his radical style through forty-one provocative collections. Now, for the first time, the "Banksy of fashion" reveals his drawings, notes, and personal items in this exclusive, intimate profile of his vision. The film features interviews with, among others, Margiela himself, Jean Paul Gaultier, Carine Roitfeld, trend forecaster Lidewij Edelkoort, fashion critic Cathy Horyn, and fashion historian Olivier Saillard. The score has been composed by the Belgian rock band dEUS.
Head Hi Rockaways Presents
De Noche / At Night
Opening July 14, 6 - 9pm
De Noche / At Night
Paintings by Mösco 2016 -‐ 2018
Opening reception Saturday, July 14, 6:00 -‐ 9:00pm
Open for viewing July 15, 21 & 22, 4:00 -‐ 7:00 pm
Head Hi is proud to present a series of events interconnecting art & nature this Summer 2018 in the Rockaways, a multicultural neighborhood by the sea in Queens, New York located just outside the heart and buzz of the big city.
Head Hi’s first season will kick off with an art exhibition by the artist Mösco. Called “De noche / At night”, the show features a series of surreal, nocturnal paintings of the beach created between 2016 -‐ 2018. The paintings evoke the exciting yet mysterious feeling of being in nature in the dark as well as an unknown future we are experiencing with our climate today.
During the exhibition, visitors can access materials about the ocean, wild life and climate change from local groups working on conserving our fragile ecosystems in beautiful New York City.
Mösco is a New York based self-‐taught artist, environmental advocate and surfer. His work has been exhibited at El Museo del Barrio (New York, NY), Museo Rufino Tamayo (Mexico City, Mexico), The First Biennial Art & Architecture of the Canary Islands (Tenerife, Spain), and Puerto Rico '02 En Ruta (San Juan, Puerto Rico).
Download info here.
HEAD HI INVITES YOU TO OUR INAUGURAL LAMP SHOW. THE EXHIBITION CELEBRATES THE JOY OF LIGHT THIS HOLIDAY SEASON WITH A SPECIAL PRESENTATION OF HANDMADE LAMPS.
It is Head Hi's first year anniversary and we are so thankful to have you on this journey. Our doors opened on November 23, 2018 not knowing who would come in or whether or not people still buy books. Now, a year later, people line up to get our coffee and we pack the house during the events we host. We have met so many people that inspire us with their stories. And yes, people still read books! It’s our pleasure to be our community's bookshop cafe.
For our last event of 2019, we decided to do an "open call" encouraging everyone to participate.
All ages, professional designers, or not, to submit a lamp, yes a lamp, and the response was fantastic!
The word spread nationwide and we received so many incredible submissions. We can't wait to open this special exhibition and celebrate with all of you.
Lamp Show / Anniversary Party Saturday, December 14, 6-9 PM.
Music by Mogollon Sonidero
Exhibition on view through January 5, 2020. Sea you there!
Keep your Head Hi!
Miles Rees Spear
Kathryn Robinson Millen
Devra Freelander &
Lights Up Studio
Cara Marie Lynch
Participating Lamp Makers:
Head Hi & Aventures Ltd Invite You to
a NEW YORK ART BOOK FAIR Celebration
Saturday, September 21, doors at 8:00pm
featuring performance by Oakland based artist Chris Duncan
MARK YOUR CALENDARS: PERFORMANCE BY CHRIS DUNCAN
Suggested donation $5
CHRIS DUNCAN is an Oakland-based artist who employs repetition and accumulation as a basis for experiments in visual and sound based media. An overriding theme in current works is the use of natural forces, such as the sun and the moon, as conceptual and compositional prompts for both sonic and visual efforts. Outside of his studio practice he organizes events and runs a small artist book press and record label called
LAND AND SEA with his wife, Maria Otero.
AVENTURES LTD is a limited edition press based in New York City focused on expanded forms of sound and visual arts founded by
Rose Lazar and Rob Lowe.
HEAD ON OVER AFTER THE NYABF ON THE G TRAIN,
GET OFF AT CLINTON WASHINGTON AND THEN DOWN TO THE NAVY YARD. SEA YOU THERE!!
Wednesday, July 10, 7:30pm (performance starts 8pm sharp)
Publications available from:
Book Launch & Conversation
Sunday, December 9th, 5:00-7:00pm
Virtual Transparency is the first monograph, self-published by visual artist Vicente Muñoz.
Continuing the ongoing body of work which he began in 2015, Virtual Transparency explores light and abstraction as the primary articulators of an architectural phenomenon known as roller-wave distortion, a phenomenon that defines the urban environment. The modern skyscraper is a symbol of strength and innovation, however these photographs invite an alternative reading which explores their abstract capacity as fragile refractions of light and transparency set in dialogue with one another.
Accompanied with an essay by architect Paul Knox, the book includes over 80 pages of spectacular photos. The book will be for sale at the launch for $45.00.
Vicente Muñoz is a visual artist whose work has been exhibited at biennials and galleries internationally. Born in Guayaquil, Ecuador, he lives and and works in Brooklyn, NY. His work addresses the architectural language as signifier, and explores light as the primary articulating element of space and structure. Recent exhibitions include a solo show at Materia in Monterrey, Mexico and the XIV Cuenca Biennial in Cuenca, Ecuador.
Paul Knox holds a Master of Architecture degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. He is currently a facade consultant in New York City. He has previously worked for the Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture, Rafael Vinoly Architects and Gensler.
Moderated by William Jess Laird a photographer and director working at the intersection of art, architecture, and design. He is also the host of Image Culture, a weekly podcast featuring in depth interviews with artists and creative people. Find Image Culture on Apple Podcasts as well as at www.williamjesslaird.com/imageculture