Levani’s Room: ecdysis
DJs Manu Miran / Body Double / DJ WTCHCRFT
in collaboration with Rave Scout Cookies
Hosted by miss jeeva and Jon H.M. Chan
Saturday, October 16 • 3PM – dusk • Registration Required
ecdysis* is a transdisciplinary pollination between the rave, public art, and social activism. Conceived as a series of live activations of Levani’s sculpture 127.1 BPM (for my dancing peers), it reimagines alternative ways of creating safe, conscious, accessible, and open dance floors as hubs for community building, care, and shared joy. The sets will be recorded and will be available through QR code for individual experiences throughout the run of the exhibition.
Salman Jaberi is an NYC-based cultural and experiential producer, harm reduction advocate, counterculture aficionado, and founder of Rave Scout Cookies (@ravescout) – a co-creative platform championing marginalized talents and cultivating socio-conscious dance floors in dance music communities.
Hosted by miss jeeva
and JON H.M. CHAN
Levani’s Room is a series of installations of Levani (Levan Mindiashvili) – that explores the role of underground culture and electronic dance music as agents for community building, belonging, and transformation for queer immigrants.
*ecdysis is the process of shedding the old skin (in reptiles) or casting off the outer cuticle (in insects and other arthropods).
This program is made possible by the New York City Artist Corps Grant Program.
–Due to the recent rise in Covid-19 cases, event capacity is limited and pre-registration is required.
–Masks are required to participate in this event.
–Proof of vaccination OR a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of the event, along with a photo ID are required for admission to this event. Proof of vaccination may include CDC Vaccination Card (or photo), NYC COVID Safe app, New York State Excelsior Pass, or an official immunization record from outside the U.S. Masks are recommended at all times at the event, except when eating and/or drinking.
–The park will close at 6pm on Saturday. Participants should arrive before 6pm to be allowed to stay for the duration of the event.