Low-fi art punk band Tracy + the Plastics investigates the present space of radical feminism with their first full-length solo performance and video installation...
+ the Plastics: ROOM
December 14, New York, NY-Tracy + the Plastics, who was selected for the 2004 Whitney Biennial, presents its first full-length solo performance and video installation, ROOM. For this Kitchen commission, Tracy + the Plastics' Wynne Greenwood, collaborates with sculptor Fawn Krieger to create a utopian living room that envisions new ideas about community and home. During the day ROOM is an immersive video installation made of wood, foam, cheap carpet and engaging video projections. At night, it serves as the stage for a live performance by Greenwood's critically acclaimed low-fi punk art band, Tracy + the Plastics.
exhibition is on display from February 7-12 (Monday-Saturday), 12-6pm
and free of charge.
With Tracy + the Plastics, Greenwood has created a cyborg band in which she assumes the persona of each band member. Tracy is live on vocals and keyboards, with Nikki on bass and Cola on drums appearing as video projections. The band's performance is "interrupted" by conversations between Tracy and her counterparts, who each have their own distinctive personalities, creating an engaging dynamic among this trio of alter-egos. As Tracy + the Plastics hangs out in a shared space with the audience, they explore notions of identity and communication, re-imagining 1970s feminist consciousness-raising groups and asking where the present space of radical feminism is.
Originally from Washington State, Tracy + the Plastics spins fractured multimedia experiments addressing the politics of identity and sexuality. It comes out of the do-it-yourself grunge aesthetic that emerged in the 1990s from the music scene in Seattle, reclaiming and transforming that mostly male phenomena into a feminist punk aesthetic.
ROOM was commissioned by The Kitchen.
Fawn Krieger, a native of Long Island, received a BFA in Fine Art at Parsons School of Design in New York City and a MFA in Sculpture from Bard College. Currently, she has a collection of work entitled Space on view at the Annex Gallery in Brooklyn, and an exhibit of drawings at the James Beard House in Manhattan. This spring, Ohio University will be hosting a solo exhibition of her work.