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On View: Threshing Floors
May 3, 2015 - May 31, 2015
Featuring performances and projects by Jules Gimbrone, Essex Olivares, Kabir Carter, Bill Dietz and Mary Walling Blackburn
Curated by Natasha Marie Llorens, with Natasha Hoskins
Exhibition Dates: May 2 – May 31, 2015
Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Sunday, 12-6pm
Location: 120 Essex Street NY, NY 10002
(inside Essex Street Market)
Pre-industrial European villages usually had a commonly-owned area where grain was pounded from its sheaf called a threshing floor. This was a transitional space where objects changed shape through rhythmic physical effort, or through some collective movement that was indissolubly sonic.
Threshing Floors is an exhibition project in five parts that takes this historical space as a point of departure. The wish is to stage a series of propositions about the relationship between sound and its material vehicle, or its sheaf. Sound and the body. Sound and the microphone. Sound and the ground. Perhaps these elements cannot be threshed, perhaps the project will wish in vain. Perhaps the viewer will will get lost in the movement and forget about the task of threshing altogether.
Jules Gimbrone, Essex Olivares, Kabir Carter, Bill Dietz, and Mary Walling Blackburn will each occupy Cuchifritos Gallery in the Essex Street Market on New York’s Lower East Side for between four and six days.
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