Beside the Amber Light

By Microscope Gallery (other events)

Monday, November 4 2019 7:30 PM 9:30 PM EST

Shireen Alia Ahmed, Coco Fitterman, Ida Pruitt, Keiko Uenishi, Lillian Paige Walton, Alexa West, Lulu White
A night of readings, sound, and performance
Curated by Rachel Rosheger


We are very pleased to present “Beside the Amber Light”, an event organized by artist Rachel Rosheger bringing together seven multidisciplinary artists for a night of live sound, spoken word, and movement. 

From Rachel Rosheger:

“Exploring the trope of gathering around a fire to tell secrets and stories, the selected works look at ideas of intimacy, mythos, and self reflection. The fireplace symbolizes comfort, warmth, and domestic life while also caging a mesmerizing, dangerous substance. The focus on sound and performance harkens to oral tradition, where ideas and cultural material were passed only by direct presence of the body and voice. Continuing through history and into the present this has remained a powerful and radical method of expression and disseminating information.

Many of the artists involved work primarily in visual media, so the event is an opportunity to experience another side of their practice. Others consistently focus on sound and writing, but also work in curation, new media, and movement.”

Artists in attendance and available for Q&A following the event.

Ida Pruitt is a filmmaker and installation artist who uses light, sculpture, and sound to create imageless animations. She is a graduate of the Cooper Union and her writing has appeared in the Brooklyn Rail.

Alexa West lives and works in New York, NY. West studied at the Martha Graham Professional Training Program before receiving her BFA from the Cooper Union in 2017.She has exhibited with Plank Road Gallery (New York, NY), 182 Ave C (New York, NY), Two Forty (Brooklyn, NY), OTION FRONT (Brooklyn, NY), and SITE Gallery (Houston, TX).

Rachel Rosheger is a visual artist and curator based in New York, focused primarily on new media, sculpture, and installation. She is a graduate of the Cooper Union School of Art and was a recipient of the Benjamin Menschel Fellowship. She recently participated in the Tri-try Again Studio Residency and currently runs an ongoing screening and discussion series focused on time-based or unconventionally displayed works.

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