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April 19, 2024, 3:00 – 5:00pm

Lavendra/Recovery Project Closing Reception & Zine Launch

E. Jane

Artist E. Jane is concluding their Session with the release of two new zines featuring research, music video stills and production notes.

April 4, 2024, 6:00 – 8:00pm

Screening & Q+A: Agnès Varda’s Cléo from 5 to 7

E. Jane

Join us for a screening of Agnès Varda's Cleo from 5 to 7 (89 min, 1962, France).

March 7, 2024, 6:00 – 8:00pm

93-’99 Revisited: Music Video Screening #1 with Elliott Jerome Brown Jr.

E. Jane

Join us as we watch and discuss music videos made between 1993 and 1999

Opens March 7, 2024

Lavendra/Recovery Project

E. Jane

fueled by a reverence for the artistic legacy of Black American R&B divas

January 27, 2024, 2:00 – 3:30pm

Holding Water: Workshop 2

Marcela Torres and Assembly

January 18, 2024, 7:00 – 9:00pm

In the Barro: An Evening of Performance

Marcela Torres and Assembly

January 11, 2024, 6:00 – 8:00pm

Holding Water: Workshop 1

Marcela Torres and Assembly

January 5, 2024, 6:00 – 8:00pm

Community Potluck

Marcela Torres and Assembly

Artist Marcela Torres and Assembly will make a series of food vessels and ask Recess community members and the public who want to attend, to bring dis

November 11, 2023–January 25, 2024

Session & Assembly Collaboration: BARRO

Marcela Torres and Assembly

Torres in collaboration with Assembly will explore the history of New York through its soil and natural clay deposits.

September 14–November 10, 2023

Conjuring the Past, Marking the Present: Ancestral Healing Through Shamanic Reiki, Tattoo, and Sound

KING COBRA and Hue Hallums

Combining the sacred power of tattoo and shamanic reiki healing during this year's harvest and initiation season.

July 8–August 12, 2023

Electronic Cafe for Poetic Computation

SFPC

The Electronic Cafe for Poetic Computation (ECPC, pronounced easy-peasy) is an internet cafe being developed in real time.

May 20–June 13, 2023

Void Spa

Akeema-Zane and A. Sef

Void Spa aims to challenge and subvert the extractive and appropriative use of Black and Brown spirituality within the luxury wellness industry.

March 23–April 29, 2023

Offering of Dreams

AYDO

Several total transformations, as each selection of dreams adapted into performance-based videos are situated in different imagined worlds.

January 26 – March 4, 2023

Memorial for Laptop

Suhyun Choi

The public is invited to donate their broken personal devices and write loving farewell letters to acknowledge their relationships

November 17, 2022–January 14, 2023

Can a Sculpture feel Pain?/ Columbus Confessionals

Jean-Marc Superville Sovak

September 15–October 29, 2022

Black Movement Pop Up Library

LaJuné McMillian and Yvonne Mpwo

May 20–June 25, 2022

I Woke Up and Chose Violence

Caroline Garcia

I Woke Up and Chose Violence is a response to the murders and deaths of BIPOC people inflicted by the hegemonic systems.

May 20–June 25, 2022

Secure the Bag, Mint the Soaps and Throw the Bones

Francheska Alcántara

This session is a site of exchange that aims to recontextualize the intricate histories of the brown paper bag and Hispano cuaba soap.

April 2–May 6, 2022

The Motion Picture Association for Maintaining Personal Ambivalence

Rashayla Marie Brown and Jamila Raegan

RMB will fashion the Session into an independent filmmaking space where audiences can alter the traumatic endings of movies they want to love.

January 13–March 4, 2022

A Common Thread

Rowan Renee

A Common Thread will transform Recess into a collaborative weaving studio that explores craft.

November 11–December 18, 2021

Black Tape Ebony Frame

Zachary Fabri

Black Tape Ebony Frame celebrates the living moments of Fabri’s African American family and friends by creating a reel-to-reel analog audio recording.

September 7–October 19, 2021

Dana’s Beauty Supply

Dana Davenport

Dana’s Beauty Supply constructs an experimental beauty supply store and hair gel manufacturing lab.

June 29–August 10, 2021

The Manipura Sanctum

Smita Sen

In The Manipura Sanctum, artist Smita Sen nurtures an altar space that reaches toward contemplative, social healing.