Matana Roberts: i call america

Chicago–born, New York City–based sound experimentalist Matana Roberts is currently engaged in a series of open-ended public explorations within the Whitney's galleries and performance spaces as part of her extended research residency.

Art Exhibition previously on at Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, United States.
From Wednesday 05 August 2015 to Sunday 09 August 2015

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These actions will culminate in the creation of a large-scale project that, for her, questions the perplexities of what it means to be American in the twenty-first century. She has titled this series of research-based sound excavations i call america, building off of the Whitney’s inaugural exhibition America Is Hard to See.

Beginning with a live improvisation on June 4, which engaged No Title (1969) by Eva Hesse as part of the 99 Objects series, Roberts revisited the Whitney’s galleries on July 19 for three focused, improvisatory happenings. Over the course of a five-day open studio residency in the theater, Roberts will explore and experiment with new material combining sound, video, and visual scores that culminate in a final project this winter.

Matana Roberts: i call america is organized by Jay Sanders, Curator and Curator of Performance, and Greta Hartenstein, Curatorial Assistant.