January 16: Saturday Sessions features WERRRQ, an afternoon of performance and music
Date: Saturday, January 16, 2010
Time: 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Time: 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
P.S.1 invites Edwin Ramoran from Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art (Newark, NJ), to host and organize WERRRQ, an afternoon program of performance and music which is part of the ongoing Saturday Sessions series and Free Space program.
WERRRQ introduces emerging artists from the art, club, and ballroom scenes who work in music and sound, performance, sculpture, and video.
$10 Outfit (Jools Palmer and Nicole Jung)
Neko Legacy International
Jeffrey Ralston ( DEPUTY )
$10 Outfit is Nicole Jung (aka Khoom) and Jools Palmer. Together, they are a live PA act twisting together bass-driven beats, slinky vocals, and rootsy dance-floor grooves. They have performed at Body Hammer NYC and twice for the monthly Unisexi parties organized by Palmer & DJ Q-Raider. Jung started as a classical musician in Hawai’i. She received a BA in Music Technology from NYU. She has performed in many venues internationally and has worked as a sound designer for the Proto-type Theater, UNDER St. Marks, and Scott Davis. Palmer is a DJ, beat producer, and club party promoter living in New York. She has performed in dance clubs around the world including Centro-Fly in New York and Bump in Miami, and with many artists including DJs Disciple, Traxx, Lenoard Posso, SeanB, and Will Automagic.
Neko Legacy International is the young, up-and-coming commentator active with the House of Legacy International in New York. He will have a new CD out soon.
Jeffrey Ralston was born in Atlanta, GA in 1976 and currently lives in Brooklyn. He received his BFA in painting from Pratt Institute in 1999. His work is primarily sculptural, taking industrious materials and enhancing, or eliminating, their original structural purpose. Jeffrey's most recent projects consist of atmospheric installations, typically under the name DEPUTY, and most often experienced in the underground club environment. Ralston is on the faculty of The Joan Mitchell Foundation and the pre-college program at Pratt Institute.
Kenya (Robinson) is a self-taught artist from Gainesville, Florida.
Inspired by a rich social community, her work is influenced by the use of mass consumer items as art material. A resident of Brooklyn, she is expanding her studio practice to include site-specific installation, printmaking, and video-sound-performance art. Her debut exhibition,
HAIRPOLITIC: The Pursuit of Nappiness, was at the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts in 2008. She is a current resident of LMCC's WorkSpace program, a recipient of a Brooklyn Arts Council Re-Grant, and has received funding from the Hudson County Office of Art and Culture.
Jacolby Satterwhite was born in Columbia, South Carolina. He received his BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art and an MFA from University of Pennsylvania. He received the Cosby Fellowship to attend The Skowhegan School for Painting and Sculpture residency in 2009. Satterwhite has exhibited his multimedia works in numerous exhibitions in New York including Exit Art's Summer Mixtape Sessions & Labyrinth Wall exhibitions, Rush Arts Gallery, and Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art. He has also performed at The New Museum and P.S.1 with Terry Adkins and the Lone Wolf Recital. He's currently exhibiting at Rush Arts Gallery for the exhibition "The Mothership has Landed" curated by Derrick Adams.
Saturday Sessions is a new program of emerging performance art designed to introduce new performance artists to New York audiences. P.S.1 has had a long tradition of showcasing performance-based art, from the Butoh dance of Min Tanaka to the films of Jack Smith. This is a new formalized series presenting a younger generation of artists.
Free Space is a new collaborative initiative with artists and nonprofit arts institutions in which P.S.1 provides use of its gallery space for exhibitions, events, rehearsals, and other live presentations. Past participants include Marina Abramovic, Kalup Linzy and Printed Matter. Creative Time will be hosting Free Space on January 23 and 24.
For more information about P.S.1's programs and exhibitions, visit http://www.ps1.org.
For information about Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art, visit http://www.aljira.org. Currently at Aljira is "JORDAN EAGLES: HEMOSAPIEN", a solo exhibition of new blood works, on view through January 30, 2010.