Opening Sunday, February 6th, from 1PM - 3PM
Join us this Sunday afternoon for a discussion between artist Jordan Strafer, curator Sohrab Mohebbi, and cast member Alexandro Segade for a discussion about Strafer’s new film PEAK HEAVEN LOVE FOREVER.
Tune in to Renaissance TV for a screening of Jordan Strafer’s film PEAK HEAVEN LOVE FOREVER (2021).
This new video work is based on a true story of kinship and betrayal aboard a transatlantic air ambulance from London to Miami. Including life-size dolls and starring live actors (in order of appearance) Marti Wilkerson, Jim Fletcher, Alexandro Segade, and Cammisa Buerhaus, the video is a psychological thriller that takes place in flight—while time moves glacially, reality becomes suspended.
Renaissance TV is an online platform created to produce and host artists’ projects. It focuses on moving image and occasionally expands onto performance and sound work.
ABOUT THE PANELISTS
Jordan Strafer (b. 1990, Miami, FL) is an artist working primarily in video based in Brooklyn, New York. She received her BFA from The New School in 2016 and her MFA from Bard College in 2019. She has participated in group exhibitions at Red Tracy, Copenhagen, (2020-21); Housing, New York (2020); SculptureCenter, New York (2020); The New Museum, New York (2021); and Haus Der Kulturen Der Welt, Berlin (2021). In 2020-21 she presented a web-based project, No Bag, for Participant Inc.’s online platform, Participant After Dark.
Sohrab Mohebbi is the curator of the 58th Carnegie International and curator-at-large at SculptureCenter, New York. Recent exhibitions include, Diane Nguyen, If Revolution is a Sickness; Rindon Johnson, Law of Large Numbers; Tishan Hsu: Liquid Circuit; Searching the Sky for Rain; Christian Nyampeta, École du soir; Banu Cennetoglu. At REDCAT, he curated solo presentations including John Knight, Tamara Henderson, Falke Pisano and group exhibitions It is obvious from the map (co-curated with Thomas Keenan) and Hotel Theory, which received The Emily Hall Tremaine Exhibition Award in 2013. His blog presencedocuments won him the 2012 Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Program. He received a BA from Tehran Art University and MA from CCS, Bard. He is a contributing editor to Bidoun.
Alexandro Segade is an interdisciplinary artist whose projects span video, performance, writing, drawing, and comics, using genre to question contemporary and historical constructions ofgroup identities. With these concerns in mind, Segade collaborates in art collectives, makes exhibitions and installations, directs movies, performs live and writes performance scripts and critical essays. Segade’s multimedia work, inflected mythic world-building, offers spectacular explorations of a utopian queer collectivity tempered with radical ambivalence.