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Apr 29, 2017 • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM




BRIC House Stoop
647 Fulton Street
(Enter on Rockwell Place)
Brooklyn, NY 11217
United States
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Photo by Alease Annan

Join us as community producers take the stage for special live performances of their television shows. Live stream the Brooklyn Free Speech Stage on Brooklyn Free Speech, Channel 1.

Featuring producers Zane Van Dusen and Tawana Chatman, this Brooklyn Free Speech Stage will be dedicated to the variety show format.

Caribbean Video Hitz (Producer Tawana Chatman) is all about highlighting the Culture, the energy, the carnival, while at the same time bringing you some of the hottest videos from across the Caribbean Sea.
MIXED SIGNALS: We Don't Have Time for That
 (Producer Zane Van Dusen) - Join us for an exploration of rushing, speed, deadlines and all-things time-sensitive bundled together in a game called "We Don't Have Time For That". There will be two teams of audience members competing in multiple tests of time mixed with international video art, music by MINDTROLL and a performance by escape artist Gary Dreifus.

Brooklyn Free Speech Stage also takes place Fridays 6-10pm and Saturdays 12-4pm, on March 24, 25, April 21, 22, May 5, 6.

This program is taking place in conjunction with the Public Access/Open Networks exhibition, on view at BRIC House through May 7, 2017. 

NOTE: Capacity at BRIC House is limited, and admission is on a first come, first served basis, whether you have RSVP'ed or not. Please come early to ensure entry and seating.

The BRIC OPEN Festival aims shine a light on the power of inclusive, participatory arts & media programming to shake up our ideas about who makes and consumes culture, whose voices and stories sit at the center of artistic creation, and how we come together to imagine, and move toward, the future we want.

In an effort to make The BRIC OPEN Festival truly accessible, all events are FREE with RSVP, but if you have the means, and you value artistic and cultural work, please consider making a donation to support the continued health of this programming at BRIC. Donate here!

Venue Information:

The Stoop at BRIC House is a public cultural gathering space featuring free, drop-in programming, and offering a place to sit, observe, and participate in multi-disciplinary work. 

BRIC OPEN Co-Sponsor:

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