Party in the BSMT

August 13, 2016
5PM – 10PM

Free admission with RSVP:



Party in the BSMT


Join us on Saturday, August 13, for the final Mana BSMT Party of the summer! Mana BSMT Resident Amy Khoshbin will curate the programming, featuring a series of performances, astral chart sketches, a short film screening, and a DJ set. Food and drinks will be served.

5–8PM    Phoebe: Subtle Bodies: Astral Sketches
Phoebe will give fifteen-minute, introductory interpretations of guests's astrological natal charts, offering a sketch and brief description of their key personal planets. *Please bring your date, time and place of birth as precisely as possible to have an accurate reading!

5:30PM    Yuliya Tsukerman: Mother in All Your Disguises
Screening of a ten-minute marionette film that takes place inside a mother-daughter relationship, addressing themes of intimacy, desire, and responsibility.

6:30PM    Michael Clemow: Mirage, Aug. 13th 2016
A live sound performance of field recordings captured in the Bushveld near the Limpopo River in South Africa last year, mixed and expanded through the use of live digital processing.

7:30PM    Amy Khoshbin: Activists in Sexy Solidarity (ASS)
An excerpt from Khoshbin’s upcoming show at Mana Contemporary, The Myth of Layla, opening on September 25. The participatory live performance is set in a near future when the U.S. is at war with Iran, and a big-brother media conglomerate called The Network runs the country's government.

8PM    Cody Ranaldo: DJ set

About Mana BSMT

The Mana BSMT is a collaborative environment that combines artist-driven programming with studios and workspace. It is also home to two residency programs: the Mana Residencies, directed by curators Ysabel Pinyol and Karline Moeller, and the new Mana BSMT Residency.

The Mana BSMT Residency invites artist-curators to assemble a group of artists to work in the open-plan studio space in Mana’s basement. Participants are encouraged to curate their own programming, shaping the collaborative culture of the BSMT. They receive access to shared resources on the Mana campus, and are introduced to the many artists, gallerists, collectors, and curators who are part of the Mana community.

Image: Video still from Amy Khoshbin, The Myth of Layla, 2014–