Sterling Music Room was a living room turned salon, exhibition and performance space, guest room, etc. in my Brooklyn apartment. While this project drew inspiration from many places, at its heart it was a response to the rising rents and current luxurification of New York City. Through planned events as well as chance encounters, Sterling Music Room examined the possibilities and poetics of a critical and engaged domesticity under the conditions of late capitalism.
Participants included writers Nawaaz Ahmed, Eliza Hornig, and Steven Zultanski; artists Bonnie Begusch, Joyce Kim, Jason Lazarus, Rick Myers, Jeff Sims, and Jo-ey Tang; storyteller Mark Boswell and filmmaker Oliver Husain; performers Zachary Fabri and Joanna Kotze; musicians lumberob and dan; countertenor Tyler Wayne Smith + Chamber Ensemble Chelsea Musica; collaborative Total Effekt (Aron Kullander-Östling, Stina Löfgren, Pål Rodenius); designer duo Vier5 (Achim Reichert, Marco Fiedler), and many more.
After the salon's conclusion, a folded poster was printed and distributed in local neighborhood stores.
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