Leftfield is a performance space and bar located at 87 Ludlow Street. Our new artist residency program invites artists to Downstairs87, the underground level of Leftfield, to transform and activate the space through the creation of new work. We offer artist financial and material support to realize expansive and interdisciplinary projects.
Our inaugural artist, Carmelle Safdie, worked with the venue to realize the first public presentation of THE SHAPE, her Nightlife Design project. Safdie installed a system of black and white geometries and colorful light atmospheres, creating an immersive environment that served as a stage for music, revelry, and live performance. Her interior design — including murals, signage, and customized light fixtures — evolved throughout her residency period. Safdie hosted three monthly dance parties at Downstairs 87, and used her installation as the set for a forthcoming music video.
**Submissions for the next Artist In Residence at Downstairs87 are open!**
To apply, email with work samples and any other relevant materials by April 1st, 2016