Sterling Music Room

2016

A series of salons in the artist's Brooklyn apartment.

Claudia Weber 150 South Cottage Hill Ace

Recording birds responding to church bellls

Claudia Weber 150 South Cottage Hill Ace

Container #3, performance by Zachary Fabri

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Reading by Steven Zultanski from Part 3 or 4 of “Unfinished Poem in Five Parts”

Claudia Weber Take the Day OFf / Declaration

Library receipt over 99 self-help books

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Installation view / Rick Myers

Claudia Weber Take the Day OFf / Declaration

Submerged Thought: in the interval where the ears hear their apparatus, work by Rick Myers

Claudia Weber Take the Day OFf / Declaration

Untitled (2013), a record of weekly “performances” by piano student Anthony Zediker, who learned to play Frédéric Chopin’s Nocturne in F minor, op. 55, no. 1 in the gallery spaces of an art museum over the course of the exhibition. Project by Jason Lazarus

Claudia Weber Take the Day OFf / Declaration

Launch of Sterling Music Room

Claudia Weber Take the Day OFf / Declaration

Modular parts by Total Effekt (Stina Löfgren, Aron Kullander-Östling, Pål Rodenius) who took over SMR for two weeks

Claudia Weber Take the Day OFf / Declaration

Modified poster by Vier5

Claudia Weber Take the Day OFf / Declaration

Screening of Oliver Husain's Isla Santa Maria 3D

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Means and Ends, video work by Bonnie Begusch

Claudia Weber Take the Day OFf / Declaration

Performance by lumberob and Dan

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La Maison de... by Joyce Kim

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Is this Your Place? Exhibition and performance by Johanna Kotze

Sterling Music Room was a living room turned salon, exhibition and performance space, guest room, etc. in the artist's 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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