SHAPE OF A POCKET
A Squeaky Wheel Group Exhibition Investigating Forms of Resistance:
Opening Reception: July 7, 6–9pm
On View: June 30–August 26, 2017
Events: July 29, August 12, August 25
Featuring work by Morgan Arnett, Jason Bernagozzi, Charlie Best and Jaz Palermo, W. Michelle Harris, Kyla Kegler, Dana McKnight, Przemyslaw Moskal, Van Tran Nguyen, Elisa Peebles and the United Melanin Society, Carl Spartz, Kalpana Subramanian, and Tony Yanick.
How can the shape of a work be a site of resistance? How do collaborative practices inform our ideas of activism in art? What does it mean for resistance to happen in an exhibition context?
Squeaky Wheel’s summer group exhibition Shape of a Pocket features a number of artists aiming to take these questions to task, while asking their own. Comprised of installations, performances, single-screen video work, video games, locative sound and media pieces, the exhibition points to strictures and traumas that have roots far preceding our current political moment, while proposing visions, sounds, and networks for a future.
The opening reception on July 7 includes a screening program, a collaborative performance by Elisa Peebles and the United Melanin Society, and a VJ dance-party set titled Flawless Ladies by W. Michelle Harris.
Squeaky Wheel will also be releasing a video series of artist conversations throughout the exhibition.
Event Program July through August
Saturday, July 29, 3pm
Dislocations: A Sound Walk with Kalpana Subramanian
Artist Kalpana Subramanian will present a artist talk/screening at Squeaky Wheel, followed by a tour with the audience of the Allentown neighborhood where participants can experience her locative sound work Dislocations.
Saturday, August 12, 3pm
Ad Hoc Mobile Network with Tony Yanick
Artist Tony Yanick will lead a raspberry pi workshop on how participants can build their own local networks, while exploring how other artists and activists have utilized such structures and systems.
Friday, August 25, 7pm
Shape of a Pocket: Screening
The day preceding the closing of Shape of a Pocket will see a repeat of the screening that accompanies the exhibition, featuring work by Morgan Arnett, Jason Bernagozzi, Charlie Best and Jaz Palermo, Kyla Kegler, and Elisa Peebles.
The exhibition and opening reception are free and open to the general public. Squeaky Wheel's public hours are Tuesday–Saturday, 12–5pm.
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Shape of a Pocket is curated by Squeaky Wheel curator Ekrem Serdar, in collaboration with jury members Amber Dennis (curator, The Schoolyard), John Massier (curator, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center), and Caitlin Margaret Coder (Squeaky Wheel Spring 2017 Curatorial Intern).
Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center has a mission to continue a legacy of innovation in media arts through access, education, and exhibition. We envision a community that uses electronic media and film to celebrate freedom of expression and diversity of voice.
Squeaky Wheel’s exhibition programs, residencies and events are made possible with generous support by the County of Erie and County Executive Mark Poloncarz, the National Endowment of the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and individual members, businesses, and supporters. Support Squeaky by becoming a member or donating to Squeaky Wheel here.