$1,000 Competition was a single elimination Rock Paper Scissors tournament where one lucky winner took home $1,000.00 cash. The first two elimination rounds were official head-to-head rock paper scissors games. Qualifiers went on to compete in physical challenges. The Sweet Sixteen challenge was to cut paper with scissors in a head-to-head race. For the Elite Eight round, the contestants covered rocks with slime. In the epic battle of the Final Four, the contestants smashed plaster-cast scissors with bricks. Our finale was a timed obstacle course through the entire space, with the fastest time taking home the cash.
Rinkworm, a week-long pop-up roller rink installation at Flux Factory. The program included daily open skating with in-house DJ’s, a ‘skate-in’ movie screening of Rollerball (1975), Flux Thursday potluck and couples skate with MC Vinyl Richie, Valentine candy lollipop casting, a night of performance art featuring Seth Timothy Larson and Abigail Entsminger, MOM, and Joseph Keckler, a late-night roller disco with DJ’s PlayPlay and Sponsored Lynx, live music with Ben Seretan, Karaoke on Ice, and themed skates and raffles.
Collaborators: Danny Crump, Sarah Dahlinger, Micah Snyder, Matt Roche, Jevijoe Vitug
Special Thanks: Cayla Lockwood, Jonathan Sims, Nova Scott James, Jess Dilday, Richard Nathaniel, Will Owen, Dew Igworia
One Spa on a Time, a 60-hour spa resort installation built in Flux Factory’s gallery complete with a dry sauna, outdoor shower, tanning bed, and relaxation lounge. Amenities included spa robes, towels, UV-protective eyewear, custom tanning stickers, peppermint salt scrub, cucumber masks, and a menu of refreshments and healthy meals.
Special programming throughout the 60 hours included afternoon yoga with Michael O’Malley, an overnight 6-hour durational audio performance by Man Bartlett, late-night performances by Seth Timothy Larson, Michael O’Malley, and Jaimie Warren, and afternoon cool-down yoga with Emily Melander.
Collaborators: Danny Crump, Sarah Dahlinger, Micah Snyder, Kyung jin Kim and Will Owen
Special thanks: Jevijoe Vitug, Wieteke Heldens, Cayla Lockwood, Jonathan Sims, Nat Roe, and Amir Badawi
Documentation: Danny Crump, Sarah Dahlinger and Jonathan Sims
SAD Spaopened on Groundhog Day and offered a month of free light therapy to visitors in the middle of winter. Upon signing a waiver, participants could receive their treatment by doing a full tanning session or sunburning their shadow on the gallery wall.
Collaborators: Danny Crump, Sarah Dahlinger, Micah Snyder, Will Owen, Seth Timothy Larson
Special thanks: Peter Morgan, Jerry Kaba and Practice Gallery
As part of the Knockdown Center’s Field Day, participants were invited to create their own plaster ice cream sculptures. Participants mixed up their own ice cream flavors and tasty toppings to complete their own melting masterpiece to last the ages.
Limo Cult featured a handmade 70-ft limousine complete with 50+seats, a dance club, full bar, a 7-channel video installation, and custom on-board navigation system. The limo’s destination was a greasy altarpiece and two deep fryer stations. Participants brought food items for our deep fried potluck at the Culinary Equalizer and were also invited to sacrifice objects to the Concession, our sculptural deep fry. The event program included a champagne brunch, a 12-hr DJ set and audio-scape by DJ Sponsored Lynx (Will Owen), and late-night performances by Eleni Zaharopoulos, Michael O’Malley and Jaimie Warren.
Collaborators: Danny Crump, Sarah Dahlinger, Micah Snyder, Will Owen, Ryan Davis, Todd Irwin, Jonathan Sims, Cayla Lockwood, and Juan TwinMG
Trivial Pursuits Dinner Party is an interactive performance dinner party serving six courses of pie to color-coded teams of dinner guests. The Classic Edition of Trivial Pursuits Dinner Party culminated in a surprise food fight finale.
Organized by Sarah Dahlinger in collaboration with Danny Crump, Danielle Freakley, Jonathan Sims, Seth Timothy Larson, Will Owen, Jason Eppink, Larissa Hayden and Aliya Bonar
Good Humor,an ice cream extravaganzaat Flux Factory included 13 unique hand-cranked ice cream flavors, live churned ice cream, interactive plaster ice cream sculpture making, video installations, a soft serve environment ft. stand-up comedy by NYC comedian Rachel Joan, and a dance party with DJ Fade Sunshine.
Collaborators: Danny Crump, Sarah Dahlinger, Micah Snyder
Special thanks: Matt Hannon, Juniper Nova, Alex Nathanson, Lee Tusman, Lyoudmila Milanova, and Ryan Davis
Documentation: Matt Hannon, Nick Normal, Danny Crump