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Artist TalkHybrid

Meet the Resdients: Muse Dodd and Rob Cosgrove

Friday, August 19, 2022, 7 pm ET
Online or in-person at Squeaky Wheel
Free or suggested donation
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For in-person attendees: Participants must be masked through the duration of the event.

Squeaky Wheel is pleased to present this virtual artist talk with our Summer 2022 artist residents, Muse Dodd (Atlanta, GA) and Rob Cosgrove (Sunnyside, NY). The two artists will be presenting and speaking to their previous and current projects, and engage in a Q&A moderated by curator Ekrem Serdar.

During their residency, Muse Dodd will be utilizing the facilities of Squeaky Wheel and our Workspace partner The Foundry to build models and sets for their installation and performance work Black in Both Directions that supposes that Black people invented time travel. Their project will utilize projection mapping, draw on Afro-diasporic notions of time using oral testimonies, and images created by the artist and archival video footage. Rob Cosgrove will be utilizing the space and resonance of Silo City to work on Floaters, a networked sonic performance in Silo City Marine A, performed live for the public at the end of his residency. Inspired by the floating grain elevators used in the First Ward of Buffalo, and drawing on the artist’s own family history in the area, Cosgrove’s work contemplates the shifting networked relationship between the industrial and social communities in one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods.

The event will be available to register and view for 24 hours. SW members will have access to the event for 72 hours.

To find out more about the Workspace Residency, click here.

Biographies of the residents

Muse Dodd (They/Them) is an Anti-disciplinary Artist, Curator and DJ from Severn, MD based in Atlanta. Their work centers on the questions, How do you remember and what do you choose to forget? Through the act of remembering, Muse uses their body to map the lived experience of Africans in America. Muse channels trauma to connect with, process and alchemize pain; both personal and collective through movement, ritual and collective dreaming. Muse holds a BA in Film Production from Howard University and studied at the Film Academy in Prague. Muse was a 2020 Corrina Mehiel fellow and a 2019-2020 Leslie Lohman Museum Artist Fellow and was the 2019 DCAC Curatorial Fellow. A former Artist-in-Residence at the Flux Factory, they were also a 2018 Artist-in-Residence at the ARoS Museum in Denmark. Muse video work has been commissioned for performances at The Shed, Mabou Mines Theater, and Dixon Place. Muse has also screened and exhibited work at Lincoln Center, The BWI Marshall Airport, Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center, The DC Arts Center, and The Flux Factory. Through their work, Muse hopes to create space for Black bodies to be free, if only for a frame.

Rob Cosgrove is a percussionist, composer, and artist interested in creating embodied sounding through intermedia installations and performances. His works explore the feeling of a sound as a tactile, visual, and visceral entity by investigating the peripheries of sonic experience and the ways these contexts affect our perception. Rob has exhibited / performed at Pioneer Works (Brooklyn), Harvestworks (Manhattan), Chicago Design Museum (Chicago), National Gallery of Art (Washington D.C.), Coaxial (Los Angeles), Eastern Bloc (Montréal), DOX Centre for Contemporary Art (Prague), and KM28 (Berlin). Rob is a member of Ensemble Decipher and most recently completed residencies at Practice Gallery (Philadelphia) and the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (Troy).

Workspace Residency is generously supported by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Image description: Two photographs side by side. On the left is Muse Dodd, a brown skinned, Black, non-binary person with blonde eyebrows, wears a red camo durag while gazing at the camera and stands in front of a mustard backdrop. Their photograph is by Landon Spears. On the right is a photograph of Rob Cosgrove, looking down surrounded by trees.