Michelle Jaffé is a Queens-based sound and sculpture artist whose work (see above) is inspired by themes of collective memory and social and political spaces. Marta Jovanovic is a multimedia performance artist whose work (see below) interrogates identity, beauty and sexuality through performance, drawing and photography. This Friday, Jaffé, who has pieces at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Fashion Institute of Technology, will present Neural: Cleave, a sound installation/work-in-progress exploring the raw emotions and power that are conveyed and betrayed by the human voice. Jaffé and the public will then engage in a conversation with Jovanovic, who most recently exhibited at the Bronx Museum’s Biennial and the Venice Agendas at the 55th Venice Biennial. The event is part of a monthly series at 3rd Space, an independent creative spot at the Queens Council of the Arts where the cultural community gathers for activities such as peer sharing, networking and mini-workshops.
Details: 3rd Space featuring Neural: Cleave, Queens Council on the Arts, 37-11 35th Avenue, Astoria, November 22nd, 7 pm, $5.
Top photo by Michelle Jaffé; bottom photo by Marta Jovanovic