The Bellwether invites you to Uncertain Seas, an inquiry and immersive installation by New Yorker writer Ben Taub. Uncertain Seas recreates one challenging leg of a reporting journey Ben took on his latest assignment for The New Yorker, a journey that raised difficult questions about the ethics of reporting and narrating stories about moral and humanitarian crises. Join us for an investigation of those questions together with Ben, ethicist Max Hayward, and photographer Sara Lewkowicz. 

APRIL 9
87 LAFAYETTE STREET, NYC

Please note: This installation will include description and some images of violence and harrowing circumstances. We do not recommend that children attend. 

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THE HEAT OF MEMORY

Is a memory a process or a thing?
Can we hold it? Will Chancellor (author of A Brave Man Seven Storeys Tall), artist Alaska McFadden, and Dr. Ben Okaty invited visitors to explore, for one night only, what is lost and what is gained in the making of a single memory.  

Sculpture, dialogue, video, drink. 

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WRETCHED SCRAPBOOK

JUNE 24, 2016

In her late twenties, Kirstin Huber endured two consecutive hip surgeries, keeping an analog record of her experience, which she called her "wretched scrapbook." In Huber's time with The Bellwether, she has exploded this documentary project into an enormous body of artwork: thousands of doodles, a radical self-help library, video installations, a collaboration with photographer Erin Albrecht, a peculiar museum, and live dancing.

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ACTION

MARCH 3, 2016

action! the choreography of film genre was an installation of moving images and moving bodies by choreographer and filmmaker Sarah Friedland. Dancing along with Hollywood's falling heroes, smooching lovers, and walking dead, action! took audiences inside the gestural choreography of film genre.

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DECAY

SEPTEMBER 24, 2015

An evening of decomposition, entropy, lapses, and losses. DECAY was the conceptual dinner party of our dreams, with a menu by Evan Hanczor of Egg Restaurant, and art by mistress of ceremonies, the acclaimed writer Heidi Julavits.

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THE LEANS

JUNE 6, 2015
 

A first glimpse at songs from a new album by the bold singer and composer Lora Faye, in a format we've never seen before: a concert mixed with a live critique, a free-form conversation between the band and a groups of critics, writers and performers about the process of putting together the album, the craft of songwriting, and the history of American music.

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NOCTURNE

FEBRUARY 13, 2015

A one-night-only installation featuring selections from Prelude to Bruise, the National Book Critic's Circle Award finalist volume of poetry by Saeed Jones. What happens when you turn four poems into a multi-disciplinary installation? When speakeasy meets The Cave, or Nina Simone meets Alexander McQueen? When a fourteen-foot tall tree in a loft weeps poems onto empty church pews? 

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BELIEVE ONLY

SEPTEMBER 19, 2014

The Bellwether presents a one-night-only installation of photographs by Devin Alberda, photographer, choreographer, and corps member of the New York City Ballet. BELIEVE ONLY was the first ever exhibition of Alberda's images of City Ballet behind the scenes. 

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