Sauna Sessions Event Series
The 8eleven Sauna was built in the gallery’s courtyard in January 2014. It holds talks, workshops, events and screenings.
All the Time
La Commune Film Screening
March 21, 2015, 2pm - 9pm
Let’s celebrate the 143rd Anniversary of the Paris Commune by gathering together in the basement of 8eleven to watch “La Commune” — the 345 minute long historical re-enactment directed by Peter Watkins.
We’ll take intermittent breaks in the sauna to warm up and work through a series of wandering, informal discussions about the film, the idea of “communism,” and the consequences it might have within a broader field of practice.
Space in the sauna is limited to 8 at a time, so if there’s more of us than that we may have to take turns.
Anyone who can’t be with us for more than a few hours is welcome to stop by throughout the day — but we’d like to encourage *everyone* that responds to this invite to commit to watching the full duration of the film.
Lipshits: Poetry Sauna Session
Hosted by Cheyanne Turions and Aisha Sasha John
April 1, 2015, 5:30pm – 6:30pm
The first of a series of poetry reading + discussion in the sauna.
Sauna Sessions Towards a Collection of Short Stories: A Show and Tell
Hosted by Lili Huston-Herterich
April 4, 2015, 3pm – 7pm
A one-day series of show-and-tell sessions in 8eleven’s sauna. Up to eight guests would be invited to join Lili in the sauna for 1-hour sessions (4 sessions in total), where they would share a/many stories that use a mark on their body as a starting point – a tattoo, a scar, a freckle, a mole, a bruise. These stories will be recorded, and rewritten in a compilation of short stories based on the sessions shared.
More on How to Improve The World (You will only make things worse)
Hosted by Edgar Leciejewski
Performance/boozy sauna session