Join us for a night of performances to benefit Triple Canopy. Steady Orbits will feature an interactive scale model of the solar system by Matt Mullican; a storytelling and lightbox performance by Ellie Ga; a video program organized by curator Gary Carrion-Murayari; DJ sets by Javelin and Jon Santos; performances by the ensemble Ne(x)tworks, which will play a selection from Karlheinz Stockhausen’s Aus den sieben Tagen (1968), and the band Psychobuildings, with a set designed by Ryan Johnson and Kevin Zucker. Steady Orbits also marks the launch of Triple Canopy issue 10 and the magazine’s redesign.

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Premier support: $45, entry at 7 p.m.
Donation includes a limited-edition print by Dexter Sinister, cocktails, light fare, and all performances

General admission: $7, entry at 9 p.m.
Donation includes musical performances and DJ sets

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Benefit co-chairs
Martina Batan
Eileen Cohen
Fairfax Dorn
Sean Elwood
Todd Levin
Brett Littman
Bill Powers
  & Cynthia Rowley
Betsy Sussler
Lynne Tillman
Tracy Williams

Benefit committee
Sarah Bacon
Naomi Beckwith
Amy Hall Browne
Christine Burgin
Lisa Cooley
Meghan DellaCrosse
Grace Evans
Lisa Farjam
Bridget Finn
Michelle Finocchi
Keith Gessen
Gabrielle Giattino
Laurel Gitlen
Rachel Gladfelter
Jeff Gordinier
Brad Grossman
Michael Hainey
Andrea Hill
Kemi Illesami
Catherine Krudy
Carin Kuoni
Richard Phillips
Jose R. Mejia
Paul Morris
Sina Najafi
Oliver Newton
Evan Orensten
Emma Reeves
Elana Rubinfeld
Nicole Russo
Kate Shepherd

  • Matt Mullican was born in 1951 and currently resides in Berlin. Working in performance, installation, digital technology, and sculpture, and employing tools ranging from hypnosis to cartography, Mullican seeks to develop a cosmological system based on his personal visual and symbolic vocabulary. His work has been exhibited extensively in the US and internationally.
  • Ellie Ga ’s work has been exhibited in New York at Bureau, the Swiss Institute, the Kitchen, and the New Museum; at Galerie du Jour in Paris and Hong Kong; at Konstmuseum in Malmö Sweden; and at Projekt 0047 in Oslo, Norway. She has performed at RISO-Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Sicility; Institute for Cultural Inquiry, Berlin; Betonsalon, Paris; and in New York City at MoMA PS1. She is a founding editor of Ugly Duckling Presse.
  • Gary Carrion-Murayari is an associate curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art; he co-curated 2010, the museum’s most recent biennial. His writing has appeared in numerous publications, including Flash Art, Domus, and The Huffington Post.
  • Javelin is Tom Van Buskirk and George Langford. The group’s debut album, No Más, was released in 2010 by Luaka Bop.
  • Jon Santos is an artist living and working in New York City. He works in video, sound, performance, and sculpture. Recent performances and projects include Telegraph, at Storefront for Art and Architecture’s gala; The Last Weekend, with Peter Coffin; and Social Mirroring, at the New Museum. Jon is an adjunct faculty member at Pratt Institute and the principal of Common Space, a multidisciplinary design and art studio. He has exhibited widely in group exhibitions at Brooklyn Academy of Music, Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), and the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum (New York).
  • Ne(x)tworks is a collaborative ensemble of musicians creating and interpreting work that features a dynamic relationship between composition and improvisation. In performance and recordings, the group locates pathways into various types of notation systems and interfaces, striving for a meaningful dialogue with the past, present, and future of creative music. The group’s repertoire ranges from compositions by its members to the open scores of the New York School to work by composer-performers such as AACM. Ne(x)tworks was formed in 2002 in New York City.
  • Psychobuildings is a Brooklyn-based band comprised of Peter LaBier, Peter Schuette, Juan Pieczanski and Emily Panic. The group released its first two 7" singles in 2010, on All Hands Electric and Transparent.
  • Ryan Johnson is a Brooklyn-based artist. His work has been exhibited in solo shows in New York at Guild & Greyshkul and Zach Feuer Gallery, and in Turin at Franco Soffiantino Arte Contemporanea; He was also included in MoMA PS1's Greater New York in 2005.
  • Kevin Zucker is a New York-based artist. His work has been exhibited in solo shows internationally and, in New York, at Greenberg Van Doren, Mary Boone Gallery, and Zach Feuer Gallery; it has also been featured in group exhibitions at the Brooklyn Museum, New Museum, and MoMA PS1, and the Moore Space.
  • Dexter Sinister is a design and publishing collaborative opened by David Reinfurt and Stuart Bailey in 2006 as a “Just-in-Time Workshop & Occasional Bookstore” in a Ludlow Street basement in New York; they were later joined by Sarah Crowner. Dexter Sinister combines the characteristically distinct identities of designer, producer, publisher, and distributor. They propose a heteroclite counterpart to the dominant one-size-fits-all, Fordist, assembly-line style of print production and distribution. In contrast to the juggernaut of contemporary publishing and its economies of scale, the workshop “avoids waste by working on demand, utilizing local cheap machinery, considering alternate distribution strategies, and collapsing distinctions of editing, design, production, and distribution into one efficient activity.”