Storefront for Art and Architecture presents the inaugural event of our new Cabaret Series in a performative and multi-media book launch for The Studio-X NY Guide to Liberating New Forms of Conversation (GSAPP Books, 2010), edited by Gavin Browning.


In this cabaret:

DAVID BENJAMIN will telecommunicate,
GAVIN BROWNING will tell a story,
CRAIG BUCKLEY will surprise,
MTWTF will publish,
EVA FRANCH will emcee,
JANETTE KIM will count,

MITCH MCEWEN will rap,
DANIEL PERLIN will make noise,
SARAH WILLIAMS will visualize,
MIMI ZEIGER will formulate,
and MARK WIGLEY will wrap things up.

About the book: Studio-X New York is one node of a global network that includes like-minded event/work spaces in Beijing, Mumbai and Rio de Janeiro. But that wasn’t always the case. In the beginning, this lone “pilot” Studio-X-unadvertised and largely invisible to the public, tucked away behind an unmarked door on the 16th floor of a nondescript office building in Lower Manhattan-needed an infrastructure, identity, audience, and a set of tools to make it work. These are the instructions.


Moshe Adler, Bathroom Keys, Barry Bergdoll, David Cay Johnston, Chairs, Charette, Jean-Louis Cohen, Design Glut, Yevgeniy Fiks, File Cabinets, Karen Finley, Lars Fischer, Laura Flanders, Folding Wall, Michelle Fornabai, Free Speech Zone, Cristina Goberna, Group Therapy, Interboro, Mitchell Joachim, Olympia Kazi, Vitaly Komar, Reinhold Martin, Michael Mandiberg, Jürgen Mayer H., Mitch McEwen, Jonas Mekas, New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, Neighborhood Watch, Network Architecture Lab, Jorge Otero-Pailos, Daniel Perlin, Joshua Prince-Ramus, Rapid Response, Reading Group, David Reinfurt, Damon Rich, Sukhdev Sandhu, Raja Shehadeh, Mark Shepard, Simulcast, Brooke Singer, Sink, Spatial Information Design Lab, Situ Studio, Tables, Astra Taylor, Ioanna Theocharopoulou, Suzanne Tick, Track Lighting, Town Hall Meeting, Urban Landscape Lab, Warm Engine, Cathy Wilkerson, Mabel Wilson, Mimi Zeiger, and more.


The Studio-X NY Guide to Liberating New Forms of Conversation
Edited by Gavin Browning
Afterword by Mark Wigley
Designed by MTWTF
192 pages, paperback
21 cm x 14 cm
ISBN: 1-883584-65-5
15 US


About The Cabaret Series: The Cabaret Series is part of Storefront’s programming for the development of modes of expression that engage with contemporary discourses, the audience and the social, political and physical space of the event in a playful, sexy and humorous manner. The events have the aim to produce new modes of communication between speakers, performers and spectators through humor, provocation, seduction and immediacy.