Saturday, May 8
Sustainability Lab event
1 - 6pm: HIT BOOK! Workshop. Join HIT BOOK! co-founder Jeff Hnilicka and fellow artist members of Hit Factorie (Brooklyn, NY) Sarah Sandman, Jenn Nielsen, and Kate Strathmann in the creation of a Sustainability Lab book at Transformer. Created by a group of Brooklyn-based artists, designers, chefs, arborists, and administrators, HIT BOOK! originated as a collaborative effort to create a book in one day. Each book is inspired by a timely theme like Freedom, DNC/RNC, Spring!, and Stimulus. Working diligently on a small but dutiful photocopy machine, each participant cuts & pastes, creating one or more letter size page. Once deadline approaches, the crew rush into full assembly line production mode and pump out a hot HIT BOOK!! All contributors left standing receive a copy of their efforts. Participants are encouraged to bring in source materials for photocopying (typography, photo, nature books and magazines, etc. etc.). Transformer will provide other necessary materials + snacks & libations.
9pm: HIT BOOK! After-party Celebration at Comet Ping Pong! After the Workshop, join the Hit Factorie artists and Empire Builder participants at Comet Ping Pong (5037 Connecticut Ave. NW) for a bon voyage celebration before their May 9 departure for the Open Engagement conference. Free Sustainability Lab Hit Books will be distributed, and the music of bands Sounds of Kaleidoscope, Tennis System, and Far-out Fang Tooth will be thoroughly enjoyed. Bands begin playing at 10:30pm, $8. www.cometpingpong.com
EXHIBITION HOURS: Wednesday - Saturday, 1 - 7pm & by appointment.
For more information on Sustainability Lab programs and events,
www.transformegallery.org, or 202.483.1102