May 3 – 26, Wed – Sun 12pm – 6pm
The Lower East Side in the early 1980s teemed with live performance, happening within a vibrant network of clubs. For CLUB, Philadelphia-based artist and curator Tiona Nekkia McClodden creates a performative installation that references distinct elements of present and past LES clubs, activated by a dense schedule of sound installations, performances, talks, and dance parties. McClodden, who will be present during opening hours, is interested in the liminal potential of night clubs, i.e. their ability to temporarily dissolve rules that govern our everyday lives and allow people from different backgrounds to interact more freely. In that respect, CLUB is less nostalgia for an irrecoverable era than it is a blueprint for Performance Space New York’s future.