Dumbo + Brooklyn Arts Council Present

The Six Foot Platform

A experimental artist residency on Washington Street

The Six Foot Platform

The Six Foot Platform

An experimental residency program presenting work by Brooklyn-based artists

On a 6x6 platform

At the intersection of Washington and Water Streets

SATURDAYS | NOON - 9 PM

Presented by the Dumbo Improvement District in partnership with Brooklyn Arts Council.

THE PROJECTS

Saturdays. Noon - 9pm. Washington Street at Water Street.
Hangoutiemos Logo 1 6 Foot Platform Domenica Garcia
JUNE 19: HANGOUT-IEMOS | DOMENICA GARCIA

A performer patiently sits underneath a sign that reads: “Hangout-iemos”, a spanglish phrase that translates to “let’s hangout”.

Hangou-tiemos is an interactive performance piece that fosters and initiates conversation. The isolation caused by the coronavirus pandemic demands for mental health initiatives that provide relief and support. As we collectively recover from the pandemic, Hangout-iemos highlights the importance of talking as a means to cultivate mental well being. This one-day performance art piece is an invitation for strangers to find connection, to feel heard, and to find relief after a long year of isolation.

By Domenica Garcia


Six Foot Kate Brehm Poof Human
JUNE 26: PLATFORM OF POOF | KATE BREHM

By Kate Brehm.


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JULY 3: NO COLOR GAME | BERDSCARNIVAL (MARAYA LOPEZ)

By Berdscarnival (Maraya Lopez).


Opera On Tap Six Foot Platform
JULY 10: OPERACADES | OPERA ON TAP

Inspired by the Zoltar machine at Coney Island, OPERACADES are an operatic art installation that innovates community engagement and outdoor programming.

By Opera On Tap


Six Foot Invisible Sculpture On Wheels Yeseul Song
JULY 17: THE INVISIBLE SCULPTURE | YESEUL SONG

Can you trust something that you can’t see? When an object does not have a form but is perceivable, does that object “exist”? What if there is an art object that can be “seen” by senses other than vision?

Invisible Sculpture On Wheels an experiential multi-sensory sculpture installed on a cart. The sculpture isn’t visually discernible, yet has a spatial form and occupies space. The viewer can perceive the sculpture through sound feedback that responds to their hand gesture and movement. As the sound changes, the audience senses the boundaries of the sculpture’s form.

After the experience, they’ll be invited to make physical versions of the sculpture using a handful of clay (individually wrapped to avoid Covid concerns). The “visible” sculptures made by the participants will become a collective perception of the invisible sculpture celebrating individual differences and diversity of human perceptions while questioning the idea of “normal” and “truth”. Will everyone see the same sculpture?

By Yeseul Song. Sound design collaboration with Jesse Simpson.


Camila Aldet Six Foot Platform
JULY 24: TAP DANCE MUSIC | CAMILA ADLET

By Camila Aldet


Six Foot Platform Grokhovsky Katya Fantasyland
JULY 31: PARADISE LOST | KATYA GROKHOVSKY

Paradise Lost is a site-specific mixed-media sculptural installation and performative activation, which explores the failing state of the American Dream, deflated promises and tainted optimism of a land of opportunity, through the immigrant lenz. Created from several pre-owned, hand dyed and embroidered vintage parachute canopies, the installation is intermittently activated throughout the day by a dancer, accompanied by sound composition. Through objects, gesture, movement, sound and text, Paradise Lost investigates the artist's journey towards becoming a permanent resident in the U.S and being separated and isolated from her family for several years.

By Katya Grokhovsky. Sound composed by Sarah Martin-Nuss.

Photo: Katya Grokhovsky, Fantasyland, 2021, images courtesy of Smack Mellon. Photos: Etienne Frossard


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AUGUST 7: SPACES BETWEEN | HOLLY HEIDT

By Holly Heidt


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AUGUST 14: RATTLE CHANDELIER | CHERYL THOMAS

By Cheryl Thomas


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AUGUST 21: POETS AND PENNANTS | JENNY POLAK

ByJenny Polak


Six Foot Platform Art In Odd Places House Of Aiopy Aiopy B W Bg
AUGUST 28: BRAVURA OUTBREAK | ART IN ODD PLACES

Bravura Outbreak by Art in Odd Places (AiOP) is a joyous, raucous mashup spectacle of intergenerational, culturally extravagant performance and installation projects presented as a continuously running radical runway fashion show. It’s time for a thundering experiential competition in a time of crisis expressly conceived for the Six Foot Platform stage! AIOP has a celebrated history, ranging from an occupation of 14th Street from Avenue C to the Hudson River as a runway; its May Day Protest Runway in Union Square; and AiOP 2019: INVISIBLE’s Promenade of Visual Flâneurs /Flâneuses across the length of 14th Street each day of the festival.

By Art In Odd Places


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SEPTEMBER 4: SEA SHE | MARINA CELANDER

By Marina Celander

Projects were selected by a panel, from an Open Call for works in Spring 2021.