On the ground floor space of our three floor building, over twenty individual
Stewdios share spaces for co-working. Our yard and performance space, active daily,
make for high visibility workspaces — aside from working artists, we're able to
sustain galleries, stores and production companies. Everything from a synthesizer factory,
painters, recording studio and barbershop share our ground floor Stewdios.
603 Upstairs is a multi-purpose live-work space-within-a-space at The Silent Barn. Our tiny apartment functions as a performance, practice space, place for meetings, classroom, daytime office, makeshift karaoke spot, gallery for visual artists, and more. We currently are displaying work by NYC artists Tristan Perich and India K, as well as a rotating curated zine wall. We have decided against having any furniture in order to make the most of our home, expanding the boundaries of all that can happen with limited space.
Casa Experimental is a gallery and after-school program for Bushwick teenagers that explores experimental art through different media. Students make art each week at the Ridgewood-Bushwick Youth Center and curate their own gallery show each week at The Silent Barn.
Casa Experimental es una galería de arte y un programa extracurricular para los adolescentes de Bushwick. Aquí logran explorar diferentes tipos de arte a través de diversos medios. Los estudiantes producen creaciones artísticas cada semana en el Ridgewood- Bushwick Youth Center y exhiben sus obras semanalmente en el Silent Barn.
G. Lucas Crane has been creating tape collage music for over a decade, publishing under the solo moniker Nonhorse, and collaborating in groups such as Woods, Ogg Myst, and Wooden Wand and the Vanishing Voice. The stairwell leading to the second floor residences is covered in the hand-decorated cassettes used for audio collages, and from Crane's personal collection.
is a fully subsidized micro-residency opportunity for sound artists and electrical engineers. Cleanliness started as the messy desk of Daniel Fishkin, and since 2014 has provided tactical sanctuary for project-based realization of new circuits and sounds. Interested parties should feel free to contact email@example.com.
Your mind is for having ideas, not holding them. Content Media Systems is the work-life management system that enables greater performance, capacity, and innovation. Alleviating the feeling of overwhelm by instilling focus, clarity, and confidence, CMS offers help building the new mental skills needed in an age of overload and anti-patterning. “Content Media Systems allows me to be present and open my eyes widely to the moment.” Mind like nitrocellulose™.
WE—Sessa Englund, Ø.K. Fox, Sarah Wang, Shaina Yang, Zaria Poem, and JinHee Kwak pay $360.80 a month to program this room for The Silent Barn. We spend additional money on maintenance and materials. We spend time on labor, emotional labor, research, writing, and talking. This is balanced with our other work, other rent, and other stressors.
We’re dedicated to sustaining a gallery run by low income people to showcase low income people and otherly marginalized groups. Low income as in low income, zero assets, zero trust funds, zero fucking beer sponsorships.
We want this gallery to be a vivid expression of the experimental and non-hierarchical nature of the Silent Barn. We want to embrace our role within a larger organism. We want to continue the work Silent Barn has put in to becoming a space that addresses gentrification and racial and gender disparages. We are queer woman and non-binary people of different racial backgrounds and that’s who we will be showcasing. We value representation, accessibility, and fighting dominant power structures within the art world.
Julian and Carlos used to make recordings in a church basement in Gravesend, Brooklyn.Now, they and lots of other people all make recordings in the Silent Barn. Traditional recording sessions by appointment. Recordings of performances. Capturing moments of sounds and noises before they escape through the ceiling. In the hopes of preserving something.
Love Over Gold + The Halfnormal
Love Over Gold + The Halfnormal
Bob Bellerue + Wanda Gala
A workplace for Bob Bellerue and Wanda Gala. The box fortress is set up with a DAW work desk for audio creation, recording, editing, mixing, mastering, and sound design for film/video/performance; an soldering workbench for DIY electronics projects and kits; tape dubbing tower; design/fabricating space for Bob’s handmade record/tape/cdr releases; a workshop for sound appliances / visual art objects / installation conjuringationism; a meeting place for Bob and Wanda to administer and produce events, such as the annual Ende Tymes Festival of Noise and Experimental Liberation; a power vortex mind-meeting zone to brainstorm with likemindedly safe-and-insane creative individuals; and an educational space for Bob to exponentiate verbally about all the random things he’s involved in.
Founded in 2013, Mellow Pages is a library and reading room dedicated to small and independent presses. Mellow Pages Summer Vacation is a pop-up library located at Silent Barn, featuring a curated selection of indie press books and zines from the larger collection. www.mellowpageslibrary.com
If you also need a bio for me: Dolan Morgan is the author of two story collections, That's When the Knives Come Down (A|P, 2014) and INSIGNIFICANA (CCM, 2016). He helps edit The Atlas Review and lends a hand at Mellow Pages Library. www.dolanmorgan.com
Past working stewdios
At 1989 Recordings, we believe sessions should be as enjoyable as they are productive. We want to provide the comfort and familiarity of home recording while crafting high-quality work. Our goal is to bring back the excitement, camaraderie and charm that can only happen in a studio.
By combining our expertise with your vision, we will create the ideal sound for your project no matter the genre or style. We use a unique blend of digital and analog equipment to engineer the perfect balance of underground aesthetics and mainstream marketability.
We're here to make sure you leave the studio with a product that you are proud of and want to share.
Bad Seeds is a vintage clothing and barber shop tucked in Silent Barn’s north garage. Featuring beautiful, cute, kitsch 60’s-90’s clothing items for people of all gender identities as well as sliding scale cuts, the shop reflects the shared values of owner/haircutter Stonie Clark + the rest of the Bad Seeds feminist/anti-capitalist lady-stylist collective: Maggie Gaster, Jess Orellano, Jocelyn Chase, and René Kladzyk.
Bad Seeds is a welcoming space for individuals with open hearts and minds. No squares or oppressors. Thanks and much love!!!
Big Law Country Club is a gallery in Bushwick, Brooklyn, located inside the Silent Barn. Its mission is to integrate a rotation of visual art into the DIY music scene. The gallery offers emerging installation artists, working within a variety of mediums, a platform to showcase their work in a high-traffic, non-commercial environment.
"The Silent Barn is a multi-faceted arts group that recently took over a building in Bushwick with such a variety of spaces that they were forced to expand their umbrella to cover not only a residential, performing arts and music spaces to include garden, recording studios, art studios, galleries workshops and offices. Still in its nascent phase, I helped plan for, then designed and managed the build out of the spaces, which will inevitably be a project without end. "
Eric Carlson- Silent Barn Studio Residency (Crypt Keeper 14)
Suppression Mural for Glistening Tomb: In the Well of Light (working title)
Eric Carlson has conducted a 6 month studio residency producing a site specific installation and developing the basement of the Silent Barn as functional site therein. The resulting work will be opened to the public for Bushwick Open Studios as the inaugural event taking place in this location of the Silent Barn.
Eric Carlson maintains a diverse creative practice employing acts of painting, found material, and design to produce scenario specific bodies of work, often resolved as sculptural environments.
Eric Timothy Carlson (b. East Bay, CA., 1984) lives and works in Brooklyn. Recent solo exhibitions include Good Press Gallery, Glasgow (2012); Soo VAC, Minneapolis (2011); and Mondo Cane, NY (2012). His collaborative projects have been presented at Minneapolis Institute of Art (2009); Synchronicity Space, Los Angeles (2012); and Brooklyn Arts Council, New York (2012); and with groups at Merchant's House Museum, NY (2013); Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven, NL (2009); and the Museum of Arts of Design, NY (2013). He has published artist’s books with Museums Press; Journal of Artist Books; and Location Books. He received his BFA from MCAD in 2006.
100% hand crafted in New York. Adopting a mode of up-cycling and reuse the money I save on material overhead I directly deposit into my own sweat equity at the sewing machine to produce detailed, hand crafted objects that would break the bottom line if I was using all new material. I’m currently focusing on limited editions that intersect different utilitarian niches. The urban dweller is the entry point of any product I design. Cycling friendly features.
I’m always game to add new products to my list of designs. I hesitate to take on fully custom product requests but as more people make suggestions things will rise to the top. I always have a running “next on the list” type structure to my design strategy.
L0/rez is a guitar pedal company. Influenced by industrial and cyberpunk aesthetics, Jared Hiller designs and manufactures sonic chaos in a 10x10 box in the South Garage of the Silent Barn. The first product, "The Mona Lisa Overdrive" will be available for purchase by the onset of 2015.
Martha Moszczynski (b.1982, Detroit) joined Silent Barn as a studio resident in 2013. Rooted in painting, her multivariate practice embodies muraling, site-specific installation and sculpture. Defined by confetti-like palettes detonating into sprawling, emotionally chaotic compositions, her work obscures boundaries between catharsis and distress.
Merch and Destroy
Merch and Destroy
T-Shirt Pop Up Shop
The band t-shirt is a time honored tradition that takes a simple shirt and evolves it into a peace of cultural memorabilia. The growing practice of silk screening has allowed local independant bands to create wearable art that ranges from simple statement to elaborate design. Our studio will celebrate the art of the band shirt while providing a platform to sell shirts outside of shows. We will enable artists to sell merch beyond the confines of their performances, and allow the community to access to band t-shirts from bands they love and shows they may have missed.
Sidney is an artist working with performance, sound, installation and drawing, often collaborating with people or groups outside of the art world on site-specific happenings. She also writes about art and is editor of TheHighlights.org.
Stew Bird is a musician/media artist from Boston, MA. The emphasis of his work focuses around projection manipulation, microcinema, interactive CG environments, and environmental audio. Stew also writes records for Brooklyn’s Blueberry Records imprint.
CSAA (Center for Strategic Art and Agriculture) is an art gallery and urban agricultural hub located within The Silent Barn, through vibrant sound and visual arts programming, CSAA provides a space for emerging artists and young independent curators to present aesthetically interesting and socially engaged works in a multitude of mediums.
Triangle Instinct is the blue-floored painting studio of Kate Kosek. It explodes with bright colors and patterns. Kate has painted interior and exterior murals at the Silent Barn. She mainly works with the Public Art Group to facilitate the creation of art throughout the entire space. She is also a staff member for shows and events. Through the Silent Barn, a collaboration with the Babycastles Collective was established when she was invited to paint one of their arcade cabinets.
Jewelry inspired by the earth, what is found on its surface and what is made by the remains that are altered by its surroundings. Wood, feathers, glass, stone, leather, and metals are all the ingredients that can be on its surface and what is made by the used to compose a necklace.