Rosana Cabán joins Naama Tsabar at Kasmin Gallery

Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 4:00pm to Sunday, May 5, 2019 - 3:55pm

Melodies of Certain Damage (OPUS 4)

Tsabar and a group of female musicians will explore a new vocabulary of movement and sound, culminating in a performance with Tsabar and her collaborators on the exhibition’s closing night, May 4, between 4-6pm. This will be her first performance in New York City since 2017.

With the works installed in the gallery, each Melody is plugged into one of the Transition canvases, works that Tsabar has repurposed the internal and external components of the amplifier—wires, speaker, circuit board—to create a new formal visual experience whilst retaining the object’s ability to broadcast sound. Tsabar then invites a group of female musicians to collaboratively compose a unique composition on the sculptures. Activating the Melodies requires the performers to insert their bodies, either sitting or lying, into the spaces between the fragments. By dispersing the centralized phallic order of the objects and the position of the body in relation, Tsabar and the performers assume the reclining physical position as an act of sensual, creative and non-hierarchical power.

The collaborators performing are:

Rose Blanshei
Rosana Caban
Taja Cheek
Frederique Gnaman
Sarah Strauss
Naama Tsabar

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