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SKOTE PRESENTS NIGHTBIRD

Regina Rex
1717 Troutman, #329 (between Cypress and Seneca), 646-467-2232
Bushwick/Ridgewood
February 26 - March 12, 2011
Reception: Saturday, March 5, 7 - 10 PM
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Masters of ritualized movement and sacred gestures, collaborative duo SKOTE presents the mythopoetic three-channel video installation, Nightbird. Inspired by the work of Stevie Nicks, Siouxsie Sioux and Kate Bush, SKOTE has constructed ROCKWYTCH: OOH/COO, PEEK-A-TUT & KAW—their highly-personalized form of the controversial Triple Goddess archetype. Borrowing from these iconic rock personas, SKOTE contorts the music video form into a queer-feminist ballet, in an attempt to subvert and reclaim preconceived histories.

For the opening event on Saturday, March 5th, SKOTE will host a rock-n-roll soiree that includes an improvisational scoring of the video installation by musicians Chris Kittrell (Baby Alpaca), Amber Martin (Amber Alert), and Lori Scacco (STORMS).

Founded by artists Jill Pangallo and Alex P. White, SKOTE has performed, shown and screened in public spaces, nightclubs and galleries since 2006. Most recently SKOTE performed at Bodega Gallery (Philadelphia) and screened at NoMinimo (Guayaquil, Ecuador) and Vox Popouli (Philadelphia). Their performance, “Best of Everything” was featured in Thing Spending, curated by Regina Rex at Fortress to Solitude (Brooklyn). Last summer SKOTE attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Residency. They currently have a project in development with Sheila Pepe and Diana Puntar scheduled to debut in 2012.

The opening event on Saturday, March 5th is held in conjunction with SITE Fest, an annual festival of performance coordinated by Arts in Bsuhwick. Check out artsinbushwick.org for the full map and list of events on March 5th & 6th.

Regina Rex is an artist-run exhibition space located at 1717 Troutman, in Ridgewood, Queens. We are open on Saturdays and Sundays, 12-6pm.

Directions: L train to Jefferson, exit, walking along Wyckoff to Troutman. Walk up (north) on Troutman two blocks, passing St. Nicholas and Cypress, to a large brick building on the left. Regina Rex is in suite #329.

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