NON GRATA’s Diverse Universe

December 12, 2015

Diverse Universe, an ongoing performance art festival led by NON GRATA, the notorious Estonian performance art collective, is coming to Gowanus Ballroom! The festival features an impressive lineup of local and international performance artists, as well as visual and sound artists. Diverse Universe has been touring around the world non-stop since 2005, including most recently a tour of the United States and Mexico.

Gowanus Ballroom is pleased to host the tour’s triumphant return to NYC on Saturday, December 12, 2015. The day’s program consists of live performance art, experimental electronic and noise music, and a visual exhibition with works for sale. Additionally, NON GRATA will be hosting performance art workshops throughout the day. Please contact to register. Workshop participants will present their performance as part of the main event that evening.

Diverse Universe at Gowanus Ballroom
Saturday, December 12, 2015
10am–4pm – Performance Art Workshops
5–7pm – Visual Art Exhibition Reception
7–9pm – Performance Section 1
9–11pm – Performance Section 2
11pm–12am – Performance Section 3: NON GRATA and WILD TORUS
12–2am – Audiovisual Performances


Featuring Live Performance by:
Non-Grata (Estonia)
Peter Rosvik  (Finland)
Alex Romania  (NYC)
Geraldo Mercado (NYC/Puerto Rico)
Chris Carlone (NYC)
Sherry Aliberti and The Cocoon Project (NYC/PA)
Hector Canonge
Anrrea Dune (New Jersey/Ecuador)
Andrew Braddock (NYC)
David Ian Griess (NYC)
Jenna Kline (NYC)
Helios Circuit (Oklahoma)
Danny Gonzalez (Oklahoma/Puerto Rico)
Michael Wilson (Oklahoma)

Sound and multimedia performance:
Jonas Bers (New York)
Spreaders (New York)
Natalia Steinbach (NYC) with guests including Alex Cohen
The Strange Walls (NYC)
Blood Flames (NYC)

Visual exhibition featuring works in print, photo and video by:
Non Grata (Estonia)
Wild Torus (NYC)
Anonymous Boh (Estonia)
Narcissister  (NYC)
Miles Pflanz  (NYC)
Danny Gonzalez  (Oklahoma)
Michael Wilson  (Oklahoma)
Helios Circuit  (Oklahoma)
Ott Piibeman (Estonia)
Kasper Rabby (Estonia)
Hannes Paldrok (Estonia)

NON GRATA’S DIVERSE UNIVERSE NYC 2015 is organized and curated by Wild Torus and Non Grata, and facilitated by Gowanus Ballroom, Special thanks to George Sferra and Josh Young.

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