Installation view of Philippe Parreno's "H {N)Y P N(Y} OSIS"; at Park Avenue Armory. Photo Andrea Rossetti.

A.i.A. editors suggest a few of the myriad events taking place in New York this week: a poetry reading by Steve Roggenbuck; a talk by Philippe Parreno about his Armory installation; a screening by Miami filmmakers Jillian Mayer and Lucas Leyva; a talk about Joel Holmberg and Lam Pham's art-tech business venture at the New Museum; and an installment from diarist filmmaker Jonas Mekas's "365 Day Project."


Tuesday, July 28, 7:30 p.m.

Performance: Steve Roggenbuck

Steve Roggenbuck, the American poet known for his enthusiastically positive YouTube presence, presents poems and videos as part of a performance series hosted by Fridman Gallery in conjunction with the exhibition "In the Glow of a Breathing Sphere" (through Aug. 7). The show centers around a site-specific LED installation by the design studio B-Reel. The final live event in the series takes place Thursday, July 30, with performances by Richard Garet and Bonnie Jones.

Fridman Gallery, 287 Spring Street


Wednesday, July 29, 6:30 p.m.

Talk: "On and Off Screen: The Cinematic Surround of Philippe Parreno"

French artist Philippe Parreno discusses his installation "H {N)Y P N(N} OSIS," on view through Aug. 2, with Whitney Museum curator Chrissie Iles. The conversation touches on Parreno's filmic references to sci-fi, fantasy and horror.

Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Avenue


Thursday, July 30, 7:15 p.m.

Screening: Borscht Corp. Retrospective, Mayer/Leyva Spotlight

This chronological program of Jillian Mayer and Lucas Leyva's absurdist collaborations kicks off a five-day retrospective of the Miami-based film and art collective Borscht Corp. The duo's works straddle genres and have been distributed as music videos and shown at film festivals, on YouTube, and at museums and galleries. The event is free but an RSVP is recommended.

Independent Filmmaker Project, 30 John Street, Brooklyn


Friday, July 31, 7 p.m.

Talk: Joel Holmberg and Lam Pham

Artist Joel Holmberg discusses his collaboration with engineer and entrepreneur Lam Pham, who has designated the first units of the universal adapter he's invented as material for Holmberg's art. The talk is in conjunction with "The Great Ephemeral," an exhibition on view on the museum's fifth floor through Sept. 6, which includes work by Holmberg. The show explores codes and performances of value in global markets.

New Museum, 235 Bowery


Friday, July 31, 7 p.m.

Screenings: Jonas Mekas's July

Experimental filmmaker and founder of Anthology Film Archives Jonas Mekas presents July, the seventh part of his autobiographical "365 Day Project," for which he documented his daily life over the course of 2007. July follows Mekas from Coney Island's Mermaid Parade to a Günter Grass book signing to Venice. Luminaries such as Nam June Paik, agnès b and Norman Mailer appear along the way. While the screening runs approximately three hours, the work was initially shared online short daily video clips. Mekas still undertakes the practice at the age of 92, albeit less regularly, on his personal web site

Microscope Gallery, 1329 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn