Sunday April 1, 7pm
Provocation: the egg of fools in the cave of rules
A reading (& more) organized by Bradley Eros
Audience is also invited to participate!

Think ephemeral!
Image courtesy of Bradley Eros

Microscope is very pleased to present on Sunday April 1st – the first time Easter and April Fool’s have converged since 1956 – “Provocation: the egg of fools in the cave of rules”, a night of readings by artists, poets, writers, and others organized by Bradley Eros of short texts on themes of ephemerality, immateriality, dematerialization, extinction, transformation or the social economy and ecology of art, gifts & exchange value, Arte Povera, challenges to the art world system,etc.

Participants include: Nicole Wallace, Cat Tyc, Lily Jue Sheng, Rachelle Rahme, Jim Supanick, Liv Soussan, Nicholas Vargelis, Muyassar Kurdi, Rachael Guma, Scott Kiernan, Steve Dalachinsky, Yuko Otomo, Josh Anderson, Bradley Eros, and others.

This announcement is also an open invite for others to bring short texts – quotes, single page, sentences, poems, or short prose, original or recited, related to or inspired by the subjects above. Arrangements can be made for those who prefer to have someone else read their texts. If you plan to join in please let us know in advance if possible at

The night also features a surprise performance and projection “Cycle of Transformation” by Bradley Eros, who organized the event in connection with his current solo exhibition “All that is solid melts into eros”.

“The show [All that is solid melts into eros] is an attempt to discover the simplest means possible to examine dematerialization and transient states of matter. The process poses an open question or inquiry into the social economy and ecology of art, through play, ritual or exchange”. – BE

More info about Eros’ current exhibition “All that is solid melts into eros” HERE.

Suggested donation $6

Bradley Eros is an artist working in myriad mediums including film & video, collage, performance, expanded cinema, and installation. Eros has been a catalyst of the New York film community since the 1980s and his works have exhibited and screened extensively in the US and abroad including at the Whitney Museum of American Art (in “Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art: 1905-2016”, “The Whitney Biennial 2004”, and “The American Century: Art & Culture 1900-2000”) as well as at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), MoMA PS1, New Museum, The Kitchen, Participant Inc., Pioneer Works, Performa09, Exit Art, Anthology Film Archives, Parrish Art Museum (Water Mill, NY), The Andy Warhol Museum (Pittsburgh, PA), Camden Arts Center (London), Arsenal (Berlin), and The New York, London and Rotterdam Film Festivals. His work has been written about in ArtFCity, Artforum, Hyperallergic, The Brooklyn Rail, The Wall Street Journal, and the Village Voice, among many others. Collaborations include the Alchemical Theater, the band Circle X, Voom HD Lab, and the expanded cinema groups kinoSonik, Arcane Project and currently with Optipus. Grants and Awards include: Acker Award, NYFA Fellowship, Experimental Television Center (ETC), and Issue Project Room’s artist in residence, among others. His work is in the permanent collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art. Eros currently lives and works in Queens, New York.

Microscope Gallery Event Series 2018 is sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC).

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