A Wild Ass Beyond: ApocalypseRN

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A night of performances in conjunction with the installation A Wild Ass Beyond: ApocalypseRN.
“Everyone contains a history of contamination; purity is not an option.” 1
In the event of disaster, we, the people who have always been surviving, will simply continue to survive. We have learned skills you wouldn’t believe, enduring under police states. We refine trauma into gold and use exile as jet propellant.
Yet we lack a vision of our lives past survival. What will we do when we head “back to the land” that was never ours? We do not see ourselves in the paranoiac manuals of preppers, in minimalist lifestyle retreats, in the nativist isolationism of militiamen.
We do not want to repeat these dreams of being the center, forever tyrants over little kingdoms. In this beyond, we will contaminate one another. We first learn from the past, building lookouts to keep our homes from burning.
We then seek an unruly communion. New languages, icons, guides, rituals, spun and fired beneath a twilight canopy of fungi. We claim a gorgeous, baroque maximalism, a future that sounds, looks, and feels like our innermost thoughts.


Our heartfelt thanks to an anonymous individual donor from Fort Worth, Texas who helped to make this installation possible.

 Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing, The Mushroom at the End of the World: On the Possibility of Life in Capitalist Ruins. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2015. 31.



The Lower East Side in the early 1980s teemed with live performance, happening within a vibrant network of clubs. For CLUB, Philadelphia-based artist and curator Tiona Nekkia McClodden creates a performative installation that references distinct elements of present and past LES clubs, activated by a dense schedule of sound installations, performances, talks, and dance parties. McClodden, who will be present during opening hours, is interested in the liminal potential of night clubs, i.e. their ability to temporarily dissolve rules that govern our everyday lives and allow people from different backgrounds to interact more freely. In that respect, CLUB is less nostalgia for an irrecoverable era than it is a blueprint for Performance Space New York’s future.
Organized by Tiona Nekkia McClodden
Featuring Hassan Rahim & Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste

6 – 8pm

12 – 6pm
Open to everyone

Memberships are priced at $15 and come with a limited edition card along with access to special events, drinks, and more. Members will be able to buy and pick-up their membership card for the duration of the day. Limited to 300.

3 – 6pm
Free for Members | $5

Tiona Nekkia McClodden engages in a discussion with DJ Justin Strauss on the conceptual framework around the creation of his DJ sets. Followed by a 60-90 min. set by the DJ.

6 – 8pm
Free for Members | $3

Tiona Nekkia McClodden in conversation with drag historian, Joe E. Jeffreys, about his significant collection of Club ephemera focusing on Drag Clubs from the 1950s onward. A special presentation of these archival selections and flyers are highlighted within CLUB.

6 – 8pm
Free for Members | $3

Tiona Nekkia McClodden will be in discussion with Frankie Decaiza Hutchinson (co-founder of Discwoman) on her efforts alongside the Dance Liberation Network which she co-founded to lead the fight in the repeal of The Cabaret Law last fall of 2017. The Cabaret Law was originally used to target black jazz clubs and musicians in New York City and also led to the closure of many frequented LES nightclubs in the early 80s. Featuring a multimedia presentation of ephemera documenting Hutchinson’s efforts that will take takes over the CLUB projectors.

3 – 6pm
Free for Members | $5

Tiona Nekkia McClodden will have a discussion with DJ SHYBOI on how she thinks about the construction of a DJ Set. This discussion will be followed by a 60-90 min. set by DJ SHYBOI.

6 – 8pm
Free for Members | $5

Tiona Nekkia McClodden in conversation with the team behind Papi Juice, an art collective composed of DJ/producers Oscar Nñ and Adam Rhodes, and illustrator Mohammed Fayaz that aims to celebrate the lives of queer and trans people of color. A special presentation of ephemera from past parties takesover the CLUB projectors.

12 – 8pm
Members rate| $5 | $7 – $10 for general public

Haute Sauce is a Brooklyn-based female collective celebrating black and brown culture by creating spaces that support cultural and creative inclusivity. Tiona Nekkia McClodden engages in a 45min discussion with the ladies behind Haute Sauce about their beginnings as a party, their current mission and where they hope they can take their party in the future.

12 – 6pm
Members rate | $5 | $7 – $10 for general public

Tiona Nekkia McClodden invites BDSM educator/practitioner/ritualist and sex work activist Yin Q to screen their web series Mercy Mistress and to take over the space with their BDSM party KINK OUT. Strict social media ban during this takeover.


CLUB welcomes BRUJAS to take over the space as they host their third annual Anti-Prom, as part of Red Bull Music Festival New York. No social media and 18+. Line-up announced soon

12 – 3pm | 4 – 6pm | Open to everyone

Tiona Nekkia McClodden invite a select group of DJs who play exclusively on vinyl to provide the music for the day.

3pm | Open to everyone

Artist Talk with Tiona Nekkia McClodden, Hassan Rahim, and Jeremy Toussaint Baptiste.

CLUB was made possible with support from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Howard Gilman Foundation, Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; and in part by public funds from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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