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Kitchen Broadcast is a new livestream performance series taking place every Tuesday and Thursday at 6pm EST. 

Our artist community has been greatly impacted by the COVID-19 crisis through the sudden loss of jobs and presenting opportunities, and we have postponed our previously scheduled Winter/Spring 2020 events. During uncertain times, our commitment to bringing artists and audiences together hasn’t changed, even if the circumstances have. Since gathering at The Kitchen is not currently possible, we have invited artists to connect from their homes to yours, through any form they see fit.

We are happy to welcome you to experience these Kitchen Broadcasts and to join the dialogue around them on our social media channels. To get announcements and updates on the series, follow us on Instagram and Facebook or sign up for our mailing list here.

Recordings of Broadcast Week 2 performances are below. 

To see recordings of all Kitchen Broadcast performances and to learn more about the series, please visit The Kitchen OnScreen.

Tuesday, April 7, 6pm EST — Maria Chavez (Instagram and Twitter: @chavezsayz, Venmo: @Maria-McDermed, PayPal: paypal.me/mariadchavez)

On Tuesday, April 7, Chavez presented  Hair Painting, 2020 (41:00 min)

Hair Painting, 2020 is a meditative documentation of a fragile time, combining time-lapse footage of two recent painting sessions with unreleased sound recordings for The Kitchen’s new Kitchen Broadcast series.

The painting sessions used a specially made paintbrush consisting of hair that was shaved from Chavez’s head in preparation for a brain surgery she received in Shiga Perfecture of Japan in February 2019. Using traditional Japanese paintbrush-making techniques, the object maintains her original hair length, making the use of it unwieldy. The front of the paintbrush holds a golden Japanese amulet of good luck, a reminder of the long recovery journey that lies ahead as she is currently on medical sabbatical, unable to perform or be in public until the winter of 2021.

Every painting provides an abstract record of her physical state during a delicate moment, no longer placing importance on painter-ly technique but on tenacity of the human condition. Each video sequence is carefully edited to pull the viewer through time, following along with the sound pieces, weaving the two components into a united memory of healing.

Thursday, April 9, 6pm EST —Azikiwe Mohammed (Instagram: @misterace12)


“Over the last decade, Chavez has pursued pristine and thoughtful turntablist work.” — The Wire magazine

Born in Lima, Peru and based in NYC, Maria Chavez is best known as an abstract turntablist, sound artist, and DJ. Accidents, coincidences, and failures are themes that unite her sound sculptures, sound installations, and other works with her improvised solo turntable performance practice. 

As an internationally exhibiting artist, Chavez has presented her installations and sound presentations for the Getty Museum (Los Angeles), the JUDD Foundation (Marfa, Texas), and Every Time A Ear di Soun at Documenta 14 (Kassel, Germany), and she will present a site-specific sound installation for Indiana University-Bloomington campus in November 2020.

She was a research fellow with the Sound Practice Research Department of Goldsmith’s University of London from 2015–2017, a David Tudor Fellow with Mills College, an arts fellow with the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, and composer fellow with Civitella Ranieri in Umbertide, Italy. Maria was artist in residence with the Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus, Denmark; CEC Artslink Back Apartment Residency in St. Petersburg, Russia; and will be in residence at EMPAC at RPI through 2021. Currently, Chavez is on the cover of the textbook about the history of Experimental and Electronic music seen here.

Azikiwe Mohammed’s artwork has been shown in galleries both nationally and internationally. A 2005 graduate of Bard College, where he studied photography and fine arts, Mohammed received the Art Matters Grant in 2015 and the Rema Hort Mann Emerging Artist Grant in 2016. Mohammed is an alumnus of Pioneer Works in Brooklyn, New York, and Mana Contemporary in Jersey City, New Jersey. His work has been featured extensively in magazines, including VICE, I-D, Artforum, Forbes, BOMB and Hyperallergic. Mohammed has presented a number of solo exhibitions in venues including the Knockdown Center, Maspeth, New York; SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, GA; Ace Hotel Chicago, Illinois; and IDIO Gallery, Brooklyn, New York. He has participated in group exhibitions at MoMA PS1, Queens, New York; Antenna Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana; Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles, California and the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, among others.

Kitchen Broadcast is made possible with the support of the NYC COVID-19 Response and Impact Fund in The New York Community Trust; annual grants from Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation and Howard Gilman Foundation; and in part by public funds from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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