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Franklin Furnace Membership Campaign, 2014-15
Please join Franklin Furnace today as it prepares to nest at Pratt Institute. The First $10,000 raised will be matched by The New York Merger, Acquisition and Collaboration Fund! Franklin Furnace will maintain its independence and its 501 (c) 3 nonprofit status so, as always, your donations are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Support our mission to keep the world safe for avant-garde art!
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Franklin Furnace announces the recipients of the 2014-15 Fund award!
Monstah Black: COTTON
Nov 6-8 at 8 pm and
Sun, Nov 9 at 3pm
505 1/2 Waverly Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11238
Choreographer, musician and club hero Monstah Black brings to JACK the first installment of his dance film Cotton, featuring original songs and choreography, and filmed over nine months in various locations between NYC and Virginia. The 45-minute-long presentation features Black performing the soundtrack live (which the artist describes as “a meeting of Erykah Badu and Bjork with Prince and Grace Jones, in the living room of Parliament Funkadelic”). In the film, Black employs images from slavery and the plantation as a point of departure, modifying the images into positive iconography meant to inspire, empower and rejuvenate those that have suffered its ugly legacy.