Goethe Pop Up Seattle invites you to the premiere of „A Duet Evening,” featuring two duets choreographed and danced by FLOCK, a German-American dance company founded by Alice Klock and Florian Lochner in 2017.
FLOCK’s “Duet Evening” explores honest communication, stronger connections, and a healthy connection with the natural world. At its root, the entire evening is about listening, collaboration, and the belief that one can build new and beautiful things when working together.
The show runs 50 minutes and includes one intermission. A Q&A follows the dance performance to enable the audience to dig deeper into the work and to ask any question about the pieces and FLOCK.
FLOCK is a co-choreography company founded in 2017 by Florian Lochner and Alice Klock.
Alice Klock was trained at numerous ballet company schools, Interlochen Arts Academy, and the Alonzo King’s Lines BFA program. Florian Lochner trained at Ballettschule Malsam in Schwäbisch Hall, Germany, and the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Mannheim, where he was the recipient of the Birgit Keil Dance Foundation scholarship. As FLOCK, they create and perform their own work, teach as a team, create new works at schools and companies, and produce their own shows in the US and abroad with international dance artists to offer their audiences a wide variety of dance styles.
Community Perceptions of Homelessness
Join internationally renowned artist and sculptor Trimpin and PATH WITH ART artists for an evening of poetry, visual art, and music. Together, they explore their collaborative work Hear & Now, currently on display at the Goethe Pop Up Space in Capitol Hill. This sound sculpture — mobile, tumultuous, kinetic – speaks to the immediacy of the homelessness crisis in Seattle. Those experiencing homelessness often report feeling unseen, unheard. The sculpture screams to be seen and heard, pulls focus, demands your attention. The artists creatively convey the experience of living without a place to call home, with the intention of building empathy across social and cultural boundaries. Hear & Now is thus a metaphor for being in constant transition and attempts to translate the chaos of living in homelessness.
Attendance is free, but space is limited so we kindly ask everyone to register in advance via Eventbrite.
The event is co-presented with PATH WITH ART.
By Tim Kukes
One of the few remaining dedicated art galleries on Capitol Hill is celebrating its 21st birthday but its two decades of art and creation mostly took place far from Pike/Pine. It started with a question.
“Someone asked me, ‘If you could do anything for a living what would you do?’ Kirsten Anderson, owner of E Pike’s Roq La Rue, said. “I just said, ‘open a gallery,’ which is not anything I’d ever thought of before. Just came out of my mouth.”
The gallery started in a little space on 2nd and Lenora in 1998, which was being lent out as business incubator until the building could be developed in six months. After that Roq La Rue moved to a space between the Lava Lounge and Shorty’s, and then later to a larger location next to the Rendezvous, according to Larry Reid, manager at Fantagraphics Bookstore and Gallery in Georgetown, who happened to be an early mentor of Anderson’s.
“Kirsten quickly established herself as a pivotal figure in the emerging Lowbrow/Pop Surrealist movement based on the West Coast, but [it was] soon to become a global phenomenon,” Reid said. “Locally, she filled a void that had been largely absent from the local art scene.”
Anderson is credited with coining the term “pop surrealism” in the book, “Pop Surrealism: The Rise of Underground Art”, which she wrote in 2004. Kristen described pop surrealism as using pop culture iconography as archetypal imagery to tell classic stories or fetishizing subcultural nostalgia.
“You can call it the bastard stepchild of Andy Warhol, basically,” Anderson said. Continue reading
Reception and Artist Talk at the Capitol Hill Art Walk
In his exhibition “No More Room at the Inn,” Nicholas Strobelt addresses Seattle’s rapidly changing and exclusionary landscape. The work acts as a means to highlight the symptomatic existence of spatial exclusivity and its contribution to a growing epidemic of housing shortage in Seattle and beyond.
Strobelt will join us at the Capitol Hill Art Walk for the opening of his exhibition and an artist talk at 7pm on his recent work. Light refreshments will be provided.
Nicholas Strobelt was born 1992 in Hamburg, Germany. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Photomedia from the University of Washington. He recently completed an artist residency at Pehu in Osaka where he led coin balancing workshops.
Love City Love’s new home below Stumptown (Image: Love City Love)
Love City Love’s fantastic journey of art and community across Seattle will bring the venue to yet another new Capitol Hill home.
With its move was marked by the disappearance of its neon sign that used to light up the former American Artificial Limb Co. space on E Pike, the nonprofit has created a new event space and art gallery under Stumptown Coffee on 12th Ave. At its new location, Love City Love will continue to house a variety of creative endeavors.
“Love City Love is an all inclusive art and culture hub. It is designed to bring all people together, connect, inspire, activate, and push cultural criticism of the status quo,” said founder Lucien Pellegrin who spoke to CHS as a representative of the collective. “Love City Love supports individuals who continue the conversation of how to re define culture, what do about our new found technology crisis, and how to create more spaces fostering human interaction and authentic connection.” Continue reading