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Anxious Space: Mick Barr

The avant-garde metal guitarist and composer Mick Barr stepped into the drum circle installation Zero to 0 by Hisham Bharoocha and Ranjit Bhatnagar for the Anxious Spaces Performance Festival at Knockdown Center. Barr shreds and the drums join in, for this an electrifying half hour set.


Clocktower Exhibits & Events


The Clocktower Gallery was founded by the alternative spaces movement pioneer Alanna Heiss in 1972. After a hiatus as a gallery space (after the Sept. 11, 2001 events nearby), the Clocktower Gallery reinaugurated its exhibition programming in 2005 as part of MoMA/PS1 and, after 2008, under the auspices of the newly founded Art International Radio (now Clocktower Productions). Clocktower Exhibits is home to interviews with and performances by its exhibitions' participating artists and curators over these many years.

For more Clocktower history, listen to The Clocktower Oral History Project, in which such figures as Vito Acconci, Bill Beirne, Colette, Jeffrey Deitch, Mary Heilmann, Jene Highstein, Ann Magnuson, Richard Nonas and Joel Shapiro reflect upon their experiences with this unique New York space. Organized by artist Nancy Hwang for the Fall 2009 AVANT-GUIDE TO NYC: Discovering Absence exhibition at apexart. .

Knockdown Center Radio Channel


A series highlighting lectures and presentations on social and cultural issues produced by Knockdown Center, and made available here in partnership with Clocktower radio. Knowckown Center is located at 52-19 Flushing Ave. in Maspeth, Queens (Jefferson Ave. L stop). Knockdown Center takes it’s name from the Knock-Down Door Buck, or K-D door frame, that was invented on-site by Samuel Sklar. Built in 1903, Knockdown Center is a 50,000 sq. ft. restored factory uniquely situated on a gated three acre lot. A labyrinthine arrangement of brick, steel and heavy timber with ceiling heights reaching over 40 ft. and adjoining rooms ranging from intimate to epic scales, the space was repurposed as an arts center with the mission "to inspire and host the most inventive, courageous, and powerful creative projects it possibly can." The scale boggles the minds of New Yorkers accustomed to more claustrophobic spaces. - Paper Magazine