OÍDO - A Music and Art Performance Featuring Musician Tunde Adebimpe and Artist Ivan Navarro
Fundraiser for Williamsburg's PS 84 Rooftop Hydroponic Greenhouse Classroom
Please join us for a unique collaboration and one-time only sound & sculpture performance by two of Williamsburg's most influential artists. Musician Tunde Adebimpe, lead singer of TV on the Radio - one of the best alternative bands out of Williamsburg in recent years - and internationally acclaimed sculptor and light artist Ivan Navarro come together to create the experimental work "OÍDO".
Beer will be lovingly provided by Brooklyn Brewery.
About Tunde and TV on the Radio
Babatunde Omoroga "Tunde" Adebimpe (born 1975) is an American musician, actor, and director best known as the lead singer of the Brooklyn-based band TV on the Radio. His vocal method often involves improvisation, the use of effects and repeating sampled loops. As well as occasionally performing solo, Tunderegularly collaborates with other musicians such as the popular band the Yeah Yeah Yeahsand David Bowie among others. TV on the Radio is an American indie rock band formed in 2001 in Brooklyn, New York, whose music spans numerous diverse genres, from post-punk to electro to soul music. The group has released several EPs including their debutYoung Liars (2003), and four critically acclaimed studio albums: Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes (2004), Return to Cookie Mountain (2006), Dear Science (2008), andNine Types of Light (2011).
About Iván Navarro
Iván Navarro (Chilean, b.1972) is a world-renowned sculptor, who was born in Santiago, Chile. He has contributed to the post-punk movement by using cold neon light as his medium. One of his most notable works is Red and Blue Electric Chair, which is Navarro's interpretation of a common chair. It features a frame constructed of purple neon tubes.Navarro's works have been exhibited in many Fine Art galleries and museums across the globe, including the North Dakota Museum of Modern Art in Grand Forks, the Millennium Museum in Beijing, China, the Archill Gallery in Aukland, New Zealand, and the 27/7 Gallery in London, England. Navarro currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
About PS 84
At P.S. 84, a Magnet School for the Visual Arts and Sciences, students become lifelong learners. The child-centered, diverse environment fosters self-confidence and respect, and the well-rounded curriculum ensures that all children meet their full academic potential. Working closely with parents and with Williamsburg's talented community, teachers nurture the social, emotional, and educational lives of the students. P.S. 84 offers a popular dual-language Spanish program to eligible students beginning in kindergarten. Native Spanish speakers and native English speakers help each other become bilingual. By third grade, students are reading, writing, and doing math in both languages.
About PS 84's Rooftop Hydroponic Greenhouse Classroom
PS 84 will construct a 1,500 sq. ft. Rooftop Hydroponic Greenhouse Classroom for students K-5. The school hopes to begin construction by September 2013 and it will be completed within approximately 6 months.City funds will cover most of total cost for construction approximately $1.2 Million however the school is in the midst of raising just 10% in remaining costs in order to move forward toward groundbreaking.
This will be a landmark project that will have profound benefits for our children's learning experience at PS 84:
Our Greenhouse Science Laboratory is a classroom built around a 21st Century Sustainable Urban Farm designed specifically to engage children through project based teaching methods.
Children will develop critical thinking and problem solving skills based on real world scenarios
The innovative curriculum touches upon multiple disciplines that will help expose children to topics that may capture their interest as they continue through their academic careers including Environmental Sciences, Engineering, The Arts, Community Services, Health Sciences, Economics.
The program focuses Students on Issues of Global Concern: Climate Change, Efficient use of Resources, Building Greener Cities, and Growing a Secure and Healthy Food Supply
At the local level, the Greenhouse will empower children to make educated choices about their impact on the environment. At the global level, students will learn to appreciate the importance of sustainable development and the links between cultural biological diversity.
Through the Greenhouse PS 84 Students:
1.Learn where food comes from and about the resources required to produce it
2.Meet and exceed NYC Science Standards
3.Make connections between their science and social studies classes
4.Gain in-depth knowledge about ecology, natural resource management and foodsheds
5.See first hand the connection between food production and nutrition
6.Discover how to think creatively about food systems and horticulture
7.Understand the global context of agriculture and sustainability
8.Are empowered to make their own choices about their impact on the environment and the world
There are 9 systems in our Greenhouse Classroom:
Weather Station: Interactive Displays allows students to monitor and record variables such as humidity, temperature, solar radiation and carbon dioxide both inside and outside the greenhouse.
Hydroponic Growing Systems: Hydroponic crops require ten times less water than conventional farming. Crops include tomatoes, cucumbers, peas, peppers, lettuces, herbs and flowers.
Aquaponics: Fish produce waste that is pumped through a bio-filter and converted into nutrients that the plants can use.
Rainwater Catchment: The water needed for crop irrigation comes from rain that is captured on the roof of the greenhouse and then stored in water tanks.
Raised Soil Beds: While hydroponics accounts for the majority of the growing systems, there are two soil beds for younger students to use as they explore what plant need to grow.
Evaporative Cooling: A passive cooling system, evaporative cooling relies on the absorption of heat by water as it changes from liquid to vapor, which greatly reducing the amount of electricity needed to cool the greenhouse.
Worm Compositing Station: A fantastic way to teach kids about the process of decomposition and the importance of reducing the amount of waste that enters landfills.
Solar Power and Wind Energy: In a time when our dependence on fossil fuels is greater than ever, teaching students about renewable energy options is paramount to their understanding of sustainability.
Integrated Pest Management: Pesticides will not be used on any of the plants in the greenhouse. Instead beneficial bugs will fight the pest bugs.
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