June 5th, 2016
*POSTPONED DUE TO RAIN*
*NOW JUNE 19th*
1pm- 2pm and
4pm- 5pm

June 12th, 2016
1pm- 2pm and
4pm- 5pm

RAIR
7333 Milnor St
Philadelphia

 

Live at the Dump: Songs of Memory and Forgetting

In June, RAIR will become a venue for Martha McDonald's most recent project: Songs of Memory and Forgetting. Performances will be held on June 5th and 12th. 

Songs of Memory and Forgetting is a site-specific installation and performance by McDonald on the grounds of a construction waste recycling facility that processes 250 tons of materials a day. Within the mountains of rubble and cardboard you can see glimpses of people’s lives—clothing, photo albums, letters, tea cups—that arrive from house clean outs, often after an elderly person dies or moves to a care home. McDonald spent six months in residence at RAIR sifting through the personal items and felt a deep empathy for the memories imbued in these familiar domestic objects. 

McDonald’s performance will take audiences on an intimate song tour of the site, navigating through the sorting piles to explore the fragile nature of memory. McDonald and RAIR co-founder Billy Dufala collaborated on the music, which they will perform using instruments found among the personal possessions. Inspired by the collecting and sorting carried out on a massive scale by excavators and front-end loaders, McDonald’s performance gestures will activate objects made from thousands of photographs, pieces of silverware and garments she collected during her residency. Acting as a performative archaeologist, McDonald will conjure the memory of the absent owners of these now silent artifacts.

*Attendees should be aware that the site can be dusty and sunny, and they should prepare accordingly. 

*the audience will be asked to stand or walk throughout the entire performancE.

****JUNE 5th performances have been postponed to JUNE 19th due to rain***

*There are a limited number of tickets available
*Tickets will only be available online 

*RAIN DATE June 19th

Drive to RAIR -->

From I-95 South take Exit 30 Cottman Ave/ Rhawn St, which will put you on Cottman Ave. Then turn right onto State Rd and then another right onto Bleigh Ave. Follow Bleigh Ave under I-95 and turn right onto Milnor St. RAIR is located within Revolution Recovery and will be on your left hand side.

Bus to RAIR --->

We are offering transportation to and from RAIR for this event. When you purchase a ticket select the "Performance Ticket and Bus Pass" option, this will reserve your bus seat. The bus will be picking up passengers at PAFA- click here to find out how to easily get to PAFA at Noon and 3pm on the afternoon of the performances and return to PAFA after the end of the performance.

 

*You are not required to use our bus service, it is offered as an option.*

 

Questions about Live at the Dump or 'Songs of memory and forgetting'? send us an email at lucia@rairphilly.org

 

Live at the Dump has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage

 

April 24th, 2016
6:30-10pm 

RAIR
7333 Milnor St
Philadelphia

 

Live at the Dump: Mad Max

 

In April, RAIR will turn our outdoor site into a screening venue, with showings of the movies Wall-E and  Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome. We are inviting the general public to witness this exciting temporary transformation and enjoy RAIR as community gathering place. 

Screenings start after sundown at 8pm but come early to hangout- doors open at 6:30pm. 

Before the movie we will have games, a photo booth, and live t-shirt printing! We will also have popcorn and refreshments available for purchase. Bring a chair or a blanket and grab a seat on our (astroturf) lawn in the back yard- See you there!

*MOVIES WILL HAVE SPANISH SUBTITLES. 

*RAIN DATE MAY 1ST

Tickets will be available at the door for $10.

Drive to RAIR -->

From I-95 South take Exit 30 Cottman Ave/ Rhawn St, which will put you on Cottman Ave. Then turn right onto State Rd and then another right onto Bleigh Ave. Follow Bleigh Ave under I-95 and turn right onto Milnor St. RAIR is located within Revolution Recovery and will be on your left hand side.

Bus to RAIR --->

We are offering transportation to and from RAIR for this event. When you purchase a ticket select the "Movie Ticket and Bus Pass" option, this will reserve your bus seat. The bus will be picking up passengers at PAFA- click here to find out how to easily get to PAFA at 6pm on the afternoon of the event and return you to PAFA after the end of the movie. 

*You are not required to use our bus service, it is offered as an option.*

Questions about Live at the Dump or the movie nights? send us an email at lucia@rairphilly.org

 

Live at the Dump has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage

 

June 26th, 2016
3:30pm- 6:30pm

RAIR
7333 Milnor St
Philadelphia

Chabako- tea utensils (2015)

Fly by Night, Duke Riley (2016)

 

Live at the Dump: Talking Trash with Tom Sachs and Nato Thompson

Talking Trash invites sculptor Tom Sachs and Creative Time artistic director Nato Thompson—two exciting and original voices in contemporary arts— to use the dump as a platform for discourse about material sourcing, sustainable practices, and the dual identity of "found materials" as trash and as treasure. The talk will be followed by a hot dog hangout (bbq) in the yard at RAIR. 

Tom Sachs is an artist known for his use of bricolage techniques: hobbling together everyday materials like plywood, foam core, duct tape and hot glue with collected, re-purposed and re-signified objects, Sachs fabricates playful sculptures and installations that are obsessively crafted yet show evidence of the history of their raw materials, and of the artist's labor. Prominent examples include Hasselblad (2009), Apollo LEM (2007), Chabako- tea utensils (2015).

Nato Thompson leads the commission and presentation of ambitious public art projects by Creative Time — an arts organization based in New York City that is guided by three core values: that art matters, that artists’ voices are important in shaping society, and that public spaces are places for creative and free expression. Acclaimed Creative Time projects in recent years include Tribute in Light, the twin beacons of light that illuminated lower Manhattan six months after 9/11, Paul Chan’s production of Waiting for Godot in New Orleans, and the recent Fly By Night performance by Duke Riley.


"Tom has been working with junk for a long time now. He is obsessive with it. He adores it. And he has done some pretty phenomenal things with it. It will be amazing to sit in a pile of (beautiful) trash and talk with him!"  -Nato Thompson
 

This event is free (!) with RSVP required. Get a hot dog and a drink for $2. Talking Trash is the culminating public event of RAIR: Live at the Dump, a program series that has brought interactive, site-specific programming to RAIR’s home base in Northeast Philadelphia throughout this Spring. To learn more about RAIR visit www.rairphilly.org.

@RAIR_Philly  #LiveAtTheDump

 

*Attendees should be aware that the site can be dusty and sunny, and they should prepare accordingly. 

TALKING TRASH: JUNE 26th, 2016 @ 3:30pm

 

Drive to RAIR -->

From I-95 South take Exit 30 Cottman Ave/ Rhawn St, which will put you on Cottman Ave. Then turn right onto State Rd and then another right onto Bleigh Ave. Follow Bleigh Ave under I-95 and turn right onto Milnor St. RAIR is located within Revolution Recovery and will be on your left hand side.

Bus to RAIR --->

We are offering transportation to and from RAIR for this event. When you purchase a ticket select the "RSVP Admission and bus pass" option, this will reserve your bus seat. The bus will be picking up passengers at PAFA- click here to find out how to easily get to PAFA at 3pm on the afternoon of the event and return to PAFA afterwards. 

*You are not required to use our bus service, it is offered as an option.*

 

Questions about Live at the Dump or TAlking Trash? send us an email at lucia@rairphilly.org

 

Live at the Dump has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage

What is Live at the Dump?  

our newest project that invites the public to our facility for live art, interactive performances and entertaining programming. Live at the Dump engages viewers with the reality of the waste stream while challenging traditional notions of where the arts live.

photo: Mike Persico

Songs of Memory and Forgetting

Performances by 2016 Fellow: Martha McDonald

June 5tH
1:00pm and 4:00pm

June 12tH
1:00pm and 4:00pm

photo: Mike Persico

Movie Nights in the yard

April 17th
6:30pm
Wall-E

April 24th
6:30pm
Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome

 

photo: Mike Persico

 

Talking Trash

A discussion and a hot dog hangout ( bbq) with Tom Sachs and Nato Thompson at RAIR.

June 26th

 

RAIR: Live at the Dump has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.

 

April 17th, 2016
6:30-10pm 

RAIR
7333 Milnor St
Philadelphia

 

Live at the Dump: WALL-E

In April, RAIR will turn our outdoor site into a screening venue, with showings of the movies Wall-E and  Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome. We are inviting the general public to witness this exciting temporary transformation and enjoy RAIR as community gathering place. 

Screenings start after sundown at 8pm but come early to hangout- doors open at 6:30pm. 

Before the movie we will have games, a photo booth, and live t-shirt printing! We will also have popcorn and refreshments available for purchase. Bring a chair or a blanket and grab a seat on our (astroturf) lawn in the back yard- See you there!

 *Kids families are welcome and encouraged to come!

*MOVIES WILL HAVE SPANISH SUBTITLES. 

*RAIN DATE MAY 1ST

Tickets will be available at the door for $10. 

Coupons for The Franklin Institute's exhibit
'The Science behind pixar' will also be available

 

Drive to RAIR -->

From I-95 South take Exit 30 Cottman Ave/ Rhawn St, which will put you on Cottman Ave. Then turn right onto State Rd and then another right onto Bleigh Ave. Follow Bleigh Ave under I-95 and turn right onto Milnor St. RAIR is located within Revolution Recovery and will be on your left hand side.

Bus to RAIR --->

We are offering transportation to and from RAIR for this event. When you purchase a ticket select the "Movie Ticket and Bus Pass" option, this will reserve your bus seat. The bus will be picking up passengers at PAFA- click here to find out how to easily get to PAFA at 6pm on the afternoon of the event and return you to PAFA after the end of the movie. You will recieve information about when and where to meet the bus and how to claim your seat. 

*You are not required to use our bus service, it is offered as an option.*

Questions about Live at the Dump or the movie nights? send us an email at lucia@rairphilly.org

 

Live at the Dump has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage