Jude Tallichet, Adam Brody, and several thousand farmed crickets, plus a performative lecture by Matt Freedman

Lecture at ~7:30 PM, Crickets throughout the night

Join Jude Tallichet, Adam Chad Brody and their crickets for an evening of music and chirps. Matt Freedman will kick off the night with a performative cricket essay. Soup will be served along with cricket pancakes. This event is speculatively post-vegan, free of charge, BYOB, bring something to share. Donations to help with costs will be happily accepted.

Tagged: Cricket therapy.

Video of a recent cricket performance at Dixon Place


Adam Brody has been farming crickets in his Brooklyn apartment since 2016. His cricket project explores inter-species relationships, crickets as a sustainable and accessible food source, and the therapeutic benefit of cricket songs. Adam has presented his crickets at The Free Library of Philadelphia, Spring Sessions Residency, The Jordan National Gallery of Fine Art and Open Source Gallery. His other projects include a self-help book about forming a personal relationship with capitalism, a techno music group for babies called Bouncehäus, and a series of meditational pop songs, under the moniker Big Beautiful Rectangle.

Matt Freedman is a sculptor, graphic artist, performer, writer and curator with a background in cartooning and anthropology. His current work explores the consequences when DIY versions of modern spectacles revive half-remembered cultural myths. Solo exhibition venues include Pierogi Gallery (Brooklyn), vertexList (Brooklyn), Studio 10 Gallery (Brooklyn), Valentine Gallery (Queens), Flipside (Brooklyn), FiveMyles (Brooklyn), and SculptureCenter (New York). Freedman has performed at PS1 MoMA (New York), the Brooklyn Museum, The Kitchen (New York), Brooklyn Fireproof, Brooklyn Academy of Music at FiveMyles, Galapagos Art Space (Brooklyn), and Flux Factory (New York). Freedman has curated projects at SculptureCenter (New York), Long Island University Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, and PS1 MoMA (New York). He is the recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Grant (1991) and the New York Foundation for the Arts Grant Fiction writing (2000) as well as the author of the graphic journal Relatively Indolent but Relentless (published by Seven Stories Press, 2014).

Jude Tallichet lives and works in Queens, NY. She has had six solo exhibitions at Sara Meltzer Gallery, NYC, since 2000. She has exhibited nationally and internationally in venues such as the Konsthallen in Gothenburg, Sweden, The Shanghai Biennial in China, The Busan Biennial in Korea, The Tirana Biennial in Albania, the “Officina America” exhibition in Bologna, Italy, and at Periogi Gallery in Liepzig, Germany. She participated in the inaugural Greater New York Show at PS1 MOMA, the “Treble” exhibition at Sculpture Center, and the “Brooklyn Next” exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum of Art. She has had solo shows at the Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, the Burnet Gallery in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Robert Millery Gallery, NYC. She is Professor and Program Head of the Sculpture Department at the Tyler School of Art, where she has taught since 1987. Jude was a founding member of the band Ultra Vulva and has collaborated on video and performance projects with a diverse collection of artists and musicians, including Jeanine Antoni, Kristin Lucas, Doug Henderson, John Harbison, and Henry Threadgill.