LOCATION ONE: art - talk - technology - music
Rob Kennedy

A double-header this week in
Location One's Performance Space
20 Greene Street

Tuesday, June 24, 7 pm



Have pop culture and globalization co-opted the wonderfully expressive gestures of the black America female?  This is the question that Newsome explores in video and photography in Shade Compositions, one of two new works on view in the Project Room 

“The language of the body has a vocabulary all its own,” says Newsome. “Gestural language is often viewed as a cultural signifier, and I am interested in how it is formed, how it evolves as well as how it is appropriated across regional and class boundaries.” more >>

Wednesday, June 25, 7 pm


I Relish Your Balderdash

A screening/talk/reading presented by artists Rob Kennedy and Peter Rose, I Relish Your Balderdash concerns the absurdities, problems and possibilities of language, as affected by image, text, time, sense and nonsense.

The performative evening will include a video screening of  Hapless, helpless and hopeless, by Rob Kennedy and Peter Dowling (2008, 34 mins), with film screenings of Secondary Currents (1983, 17 mins) and The Gift (1994, 6 mins), by Peter Rose plus spoken texts, sounds and other paraphernalia. more >>

Born in New Orleans, Rashaad Newsome received a B.A. in Art History from Tulane University before studying at Film Video Arts in New York. He has been awarded several residencies including one at Entreprise Culturelle in Paris. Most recently his work has been shown at  K.U.E.L., Berlin; Glassbox Gallery, Paris; Rush Arts Gallery, NYC; Fondation Cartier, Paris; The Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans. www.rashaadnewsome.com

Rashaad's residency at Location One is supported by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.

Thanks to OAK (www.oaknyc.com) for generously lending clothing for the performance.

Rob Kennedy is an artist from Glasgow, UK, working mainly with video and installation. Coming from a background in sculpture, his video work is concerned more with the physical manipulation of material, language and time rather than acting as a framing device to view the world through a lens. A series of current projects are focused on collaborations with several composers/musicians using techniques of improvisation both live and in the studio, to play with certain generic conventions of television production.

His work has been screened and exhibited in numerous festivals and galleries including Tate Britain, Venice Biennale, Tramway, Transmediale, Impakt, Backup and the Edinburgh film festival. Rob's residency at Location One is supported by The Scottish Arts Council

Peter Rose BIO

IN THE GALLERIES through July 26th (Tues-Sat 12-6pm)
Main Gallery
JEAN SHIN - And we move
a site-specific installation about the nature of music and its production.
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Project Gallery
RASHAAD NEWSOME - Compositions
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