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Saturday, September 3 5:00pm

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Silo City: Rob Cosgrove’s Floaters

Saturday, September 3, 2022, 5–8 pm
@ Silo City
Free or suggested donation
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Audiences can sign up for a specific hour long duration to visit the installation and live performance. The artist will deliver brief remarks at 5 pm.

For the final event of our summer, come experience Rob Cosgrove’s one-day audio installation and performance ruminating on the sonic histories of the First Ward.

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.

Please park in Duende’s parking lot and enter the event through the backyard of Duende. The gate in the backyard is on the left side and leads to the Silos. There will be performers inside and outside Marina A. You are welcome to bring a blanket and be outside. Some seating inside the Silos will be available.


Eric Lemmon (remote)

Taylor Long (remote)

Michael McNeill (remote)

Megan Kyle

Katie Weissman

Ethan Hayden

Juan Herrera

John Smigielski

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. Special thank you to Silo City and Rigidized Metals.

Image: Holzwege by Rob Cosgrove. A charcoal rubbing of a CD-ROM.