Archive: Tue Dec 2012

  1. Interview with Jayson Keeling

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    The Laundromat Project commissions awesome New York City artists to make special edition prints and design merchandise. The sale of these items helps The LP bring fun, accessible, community-responsive arts programming to laundromats and other public spaces across the city. To purchase a print or tote bag, please click here.

    Tell us about your LP commissioned print.

    A song originally produced by rebel renaissance man, Melvin Van Peebles for his 1982 play, Waltz Of The Stork inspired my LP commission. In the end, it is Grace Jones’ interpretation of the song, “The Apple Stretching”, and her intonation of the line, “New Graffiti Old Revolutions”, that made its way into my consciousness, and later back out into the world.

    What inspired you to support The Laundromat Project?

    I believe in programs that impact communities from the roots up.

    What’s your neighborhood?

    I live in Bedford-Stuyvesant, two years ago I moved here out of necessity. Now I can’t imagine living anywhere else.

    Where do you do your laundry?

    I do my laundry in my apartment.



    What’s your favorite sound, texture or color?


    What songs/albums get you going when work is hard?

    Lotusflow3r – Prince

    Tell It Like It Is – Nina Simone

    Land 1 & 2 – Patti Smith

    The Harder They Come – Jimmy Cliff

    Fly – Yoko Ono

    Marcus Garvey / Garvey’s Ghost – Burning Spear

    What’s your favorite word?


    What are you working on now?

    Working like a slave to become a master.

    What’s your favorite thing about printmaking?

    Being introduced to expansive possibilities by a master.

    Any current or upcoming show/performance you want to recommend?

    Bigger Than Shadows


    Curated by Rich Blint and Ian Cofre

    Closing: December 22, 2012

    Caribe Now: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Diaspora

    The Nathan Cummings Foundation

    Curated by Rocio Aranda-Alvarado

    Closing: January 18, 2013 (reservations required for viewing)

    Check out Jayson’s special edition print on the Shop page.

  2. Seyi Adebanjo, Dennis RedMoon Darkeem & Priscilla Stadler

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    Seyi, Dennis, and Priscilla created a visual “trialogue” to represent the themes most central to their lives and our work at this time. They sent each other 10 images and 1 or 2 songs, then responded to the group with words and phrases.

    Seyi Adebanjo wove the contributions together, with input from Priscilla Stadler and Dennis RedMoon Darkeem. They submitted their conversation in the form a video, entitled “Soul Spirit Courage”:


    OluSeyi Adebanjo is a Queer gender-non-conforming Nigerian and MFA filmmaker. Seyi raises awareness around social issues through digital video and multimedia photography. Seyi’s work is the intersection of art, media, ritual & politics. Read The LP interview with Seyi here, and visit Seyi on the web at

    As a multi-media artist, Dennis expresses these motifs through fine art, performance and photography. Ultimately, he sets out to express a meaningful story about events in his life and those found with the communities with whom he works. Read The LP with Dennis here, and visit him on the web at

    Priscilla Stadler explores beliefs and behavior through drawing, installation, and human interaction, often inviting the public to co-create these investigations. Social practice and physical making are both important in her work. Read The LP interview with Priscilla here, and visit her on the web at