We’ve been invited to screen a 5-minute teaser at The Ramkat in Winston-Salem on Wednesday November 29th at 7pm. This teaser opens for the Queen Bee’s set. Anna (Quilla), a member of the Queen Bees is the composer for our series and in the doc!!
Queen Bees to Gas Hill Drinking Room at Ramkat on November 29, 2023! Doors at 7 PM, show at 7:30 PM. No advance tickets, $5 suggested donation at the door.
Queen Bees is a musical collaboration between three North Carolina-based musicians: Award-winning musician and journalist, Molly McGinn; renowned electronic music producer and songwriter, Quilla; and esteemed musician and creative producer Kate Musselwhite Tobey. They use an uplifting blend of traditional acoustic instruments, modern electronic components and the folk tradition of storytelling to drive unity in social justice causes. Their first track, “Ravens and the Wrens” (Ritual Fire Records, 2021), was inspired by the personal experiences of trans author Sam Peterson. Past collaborations between Molly McGinn and Quilla include “Wild and Kind” (2016)—a musical prayer written to raise awareness about plans to build a canal in Nicaragua that would devastate the local agricultural economy in its path. Collaborations between Quilla and Kate Tobey include “Old Souls” (2020) and forthcoming tracks “Bloodlines” and “You Belong Here,” which explore ancestry and migration. #queenbees#mollymcginn#quilla#katemusselwhitetobey#gashilldrinkingroom#wsnc#supportlivemusic
Happy to be returning to the Berlin Takt residency for December of 2023. s/n did a 3 month residency at Takt in 2011, so this feels like a homecoming! Chase is heading to Berlin to work on the Motherlode and work with Berlin-based artist mothers.
Excited to announce that The Motherlode’s 3-channel installation work-in-progress will be on display at the Try-Me Gallery Located at 1623 W Main St, Richmond, VA 23220. The opening is this Friday night from 6-8pm.
This exhibition is in conjunction with and a direct result of the SECAC Fellowship awarded in 2022.
s/n is happy to release draw distance, a short to be included in the Doomsday exhibition in Charlotte, North Carolina. The exhibition opens on the 30th of June and runs through July (2023) at Goodyear Arts! Follow https://instgram.com/doomsday.704 for more great info regarding the opening and exhibition.
We are honored to have our short The Fawn be a part of this fantastic exhibition curated by Wilfried de Cologne which will be screening in September (5th – 9th) at the Torrance Art Museum Los Angeles! This exhibition is from The New Museum of Networked Art in collaboration with Torrance Art Museum Los Angeles 22 July -9 September 2023 . Surrealist Summer Camp Los Angeles/Cologne Vacations in the Subconscious – Surrealist Vacation Resort Los Angeles 2023 Video Art Program curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne.
We are excited to mention that s/n will construct the video projections for Ancestral, a new musical by Quilla!
ANCESTRAL is an innovative musical composed and produced by Quilla and choreographed by LeDarius Parker. It is an intergenerational story told through dialog and live dance sequences accompanied by a powerful electronic score. The narrative focuses on a group of characters who reside in modern-day Greensboro, NC. Each character encounters one of their ancestors during a dream, and undergoes a transformative process.
This project (ANCESTRAL) is being created with support from a grant from the North Carolina Arts Council and partnering arts councils, as well as artist residency award by Creative Greensboro.
Yesterday a very different project that I had a small part of launched. The Tuchyn Story from UNCG’s Public History program (Anne Parsons) was launched with the help/launch by UNCG Hillel. This is an interactive web doc that is aimed at NC public high schools to use in their curriculum. It’s about the Holocaust. The video I edited for them is the one on the Resistance tab. Their team was excellent at giving specific notes on what to do when and made the process so smooth. It’s a powerful story and I was again moved to tears yesterday at the project launch. Tuchyn is/was a Ukrainian Jewish town of 3000 that tried to fight the nazis as they invaded. I believe 69 people survived to tell the tale…. After hiding in hay stacks for 18 months…! There is this installation element with these wooden trees are gorgeous and I believe meant to come in to the classroom and allow for students to write their thoughts on postcards and add to the trees. The postcards were designed by Paula Damsceno who had worked in UNCG libraries (and had run Flick!) but now I think may be in grad school at the Art Institute of Chicago? (Postcards were really lovely!)