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Krissy Talking Pictures: Residue
Featuring Cherry Nin, Natasha Onion, Alejandra Castro Chavez, Rat Porridge, France Rreally, Sam Hafferty, Cal Fish, Alice Aster, Florence Fire, and LSRDSC
Friday, September 9, 2022 - Sunday, October 16, 2022

Krissy Talking Pictures: Residue

Featuring Cherry Nin, Natasha Onion, Alejandra Castro Chavez, Rat Porridge, France Rreally, Sam Hafferty, Cal Fish, Alice Aster, Florence Fire, and LSRDSC.
Opening Reception: Friday, September 9, 2022 | 6-9pm | Free-To-Attend
Performance Night: Friday, October 7
Friday, September 9, 2022 – Sunday, October 16, 2022
Presented in Black Box

PLAN YOUR VISIT
Vox Populi is open Noon-6pm, Fridays-Sundays, or by appointment (email: vox@voxpopuligallery.org). Masks encouraged while on site.

About the Exhibition

Residue is a group exhibition curated by film & video art organization Krissy Talking Pictures (KTP). The exhibition, hosted in Vox Populi’s Black Box space, brings together new experimental video work by nine interdisciplinary artists from KTP’s network. Queer ecologies, spacial politics, friendship, surveillance, and post capitalism/consumerism are investigated, played with, glitched, and moved through via the moving image, utilizing projection, installation, sculpture, performance, and sound as supporting tools. Together, the work conjures an image of residue: “a small amount of something that remains after the main part has gone or been taken or used.” Residue is a substance that is sticky, left-over, and at times invisible; but is also one that can hold things together, exist in the in-between, make an old object glisten.

Since 2019, Krissy Talking Pictures has worked to create spaces and opportunities for queer artists, hosting events and exhibtions throughout Philadelphia and beyond. KTP has lectured and presented programming at Haverford College, the Wexner Center for the Arts, and the University of Oxford. Artists included in the exhibition are Cherry Nin, Natasha Onion, Alejandra Castro Chavez, Rat Porridge, France Rreally, Sam Hafferty, Cal Fish, Florence Fire, and LSRDSC.

On October 7th, Krissy Talking Pictures will host a screening and performance night at Vox Populi in conjunction with the exhibition.

About Krissy Talking Pictures

Since 2019, Krissy Talking Pictures (KTP) has worked to create spaces and opportunities for queer artists, hosting events and exhibtions throughout Philadelphia and beyond. KTP has lectured and presented programming at Haverford College, the Wexner Center for the Arts, and the University of Oxford. Nine Philadelphia and New York City based interdisciplinary artists are included in the exhibition. Those artists include Cherry Nin, Natasha Onion, Alejandra Castro Chavez, Rat Porridge, France Rreally, Sam Hafferty, Cal Fish, Florence Fire, and LSRDSC.
More Info: krissytalkingpictures.cargo.site / @krissy_talking_pictures

About the Artists

Cherry Nin
Cherry Nin is a Philadelphia-based interdisciplinary artist working with video, writing, performance, and sound. Utilizing friends as actors, bedroom as set, Nin employs experimental modalities of creation to portray effects of societal violence and repression on people’s relationships to one another and to the earth, as well as on dreams and the subconscious. Disjointed, hyper-real worlds emerge, where a host of wicked realities lie bubbling just below a cracked surface.
https://www.cherrynin.net/

Natasha Onion
Natasha Onion is an amateur detective. She enjoys video, photo, installation, and live storytelling.
youtube.com/channel/UCfq55_l8L6H1T8fXvT6xIhA

Alejandra Castro Chavez
Alejandra Castro Chavez is a first generation South American artist currently residing in Philly by way of Miami. Having been raised by immigrant parents and navigating gender identity throughout her youth, Alé’s art is driven by abstract narratives exploring the body, sex and gender itself.
https://www.instagram.com/xdentadurax/

Sam Hafferty
Hi, thank you for reading my bio. My name is Sam Hafferty. I sometimes feel excited when I can record something; by computer, memory or somewhere in between.
https://www.2nd.systems/index.html

LSRDSC
Laserdisc/LSRDSC is an interdisciplinary artist whose works consist mainly of video, illustration, paintings, and performance. Her video work leans experimental and non-narrative, creating a dream-like world for her elusive characters to live in.

Rat Porridge
Rat Porridge is an artist from Queens, NY, living and breathing in Philadelphia, PA. She is currently waist deep in spiritual pursuit, striving towards building profound relationships with people, land, plants, animals, and spirit. She released her first full length tape Live from the Plant in Spring 2021 with Voluminous Arts.

France Rreally
France Rreally is a multimedia artist based in Brooklyn, NY working with video art, documentary, performance, and costume to explore the ways rapidly changing technologies saturate and mediate our lives and relationships. He presents queer identity, interpersonal boundaries, and reality itself to be complex and customizable, empowering users to claim the agency to actualize their ideal lives through virtual means.
https://www.france-rreally.com/

Cal Fish
Cal Fish is an artist based in New York working, collaborating, and performing in many places. Cal graduated with a B.A. in Studio Art/Music from Bard College in May 2018 and continues a practice centralized by sound, sculpture, interactive and live architectural installation, political anthropology, video, and sewing.
calfish.land

Florence Fire
Florence Fire is a Philadelphia-based multimedia artist exploring the confines of crisis and existence through catharsis. Their work explores memory, habit, ritual, and mindfulness practices; while also considering the aesthetics of everyday consumer culture and its impact on the psyche.

Alice Aster
Lilumnia/Alice Aster is an interdisciplinary artist, anti capitalist and trauma informed clinical herbalist based in Brooklyn, NY. Alice’s work spans across a variety of mediums, weaving together subaltern experience, fragmented form, somatic and performance based practices, philosophy, politics and oracular metaphysics as a therapeutic alchemy working as exorcism and antidote to the illness that stems from the crisis of capitalism that lives within our nervous systems.
https://cargocollective.com/Lilumnia

ACCESSIBILITY STATEMENT

Please note that Vox Populi is located on the third floor of a historic warehouse building at 319 N. 11th Street and that there are five steps leading from the street-level to the first-floor landing where the passenger elevator picks-up/drops-off. The entry into/out of the elevator is 29-inches wide, so may not accommodate all wheelchairs or motorized chairs. Any individual requiring a ramp to navigate this entryway is encouraged to get in touch with Vox Populi ahead of time to coordinate ramp-access and discuss accessibility details. Our ramps may not be suitable for all wheelchairs or motorized chairs, so we strongly encourage anyone requiring a ramp to be in touch at: events@voxpopuligallery.org or 215.238.1236

Covid Precautions: All visitors to Vox Populi are encouraged to wear a high-quality mask over their mouth and nose at all times while on-site, or when not actively consuming food or beverage.

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