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Josephine Foster & Friends, 2014, at MoMA PS1 as part of VW Sunday Sessions. © 2014 MoMA PS1, New York. Photo: Charles Roussel.

The premiere of a unisex, waterproof, reversible Serving Jacket by Project No. 8 for The Serving Library in red wine only (both sides).

Featuring live music by Josephine Foster & Friends (Otto Hauser on percussion, Imago on cello, and Susan Alcorn on pedal steel) and hard copies of Bulletins of the Serving Library #6 all in a hemispherical room spun on its horizontal Axis.

“An axis is a name for a continuum of possibilities between two extreme positions: so the axis between black and white is a scale of greys. I can illustrate this idea by applying it to the description of haircuts. Rather than only being able to say of someone’s haircut that it is, for example, masculine or feminine, we’re as likely to want to say that it’s quite masculine, or quite feminine, or unisexual—somewhere in the middle.” (Brian Eno)

The Serving Library, founded in 2011 by Stuart Bailey, Angie Keefer, and David Reinfurt, is a cooperatively-built archive that assembles itself by publishing. Bulletins of the Serving Library is their composite printed/electronic journal, which follows a direct line from Dot Dot Dot (published semi-annually by Dexter Sinister from 2000–2010). The “bulletins” that make up each issue are first released online as PDFs over a six-month period, then printed, bound, and distributed twice a year.

MoMA PS1’s acclaimed VW Sunday Sessions performance series welcomes visitors to experience and participate in live art. Since its founding in 1976, MoMA PS1 has offered audiences one of the most extensive programs of live performance in the world. VW Sunday Sessions highlights artists responding to contemporary social and political issues through a wide variety of creative and critical lenses. Encompassing performance, music, dance, conversation, and film, the series develops and presents projects by established and emerging artists, scholars, activists, and other cultural instigators. With a focus on artists that blur and break traditional genre boundaries, VW Sunday Sessions embraces the communities in New York City that create and sustain artistic practice.

Since 2012, VW Sunday Sessions has presented a commissioning program resulting in new work by Trajal Harrell, Mårten Spångberg, Anne Imhof, Tobias Madison and Matthew Lutz Kinoy, Hannah Black, and Colin Self. Additionally, the VW Dome Artist Residency offers a platform for creative development and experimentation for artists at all stages of the creative process.

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Sunday Sessions is organized by Jenny Schlenzka, Associate Curator with Mike Skinner, Producer, Alex Sloane, Live Programming Coordinator and Rosey Selig-Addiss, Production Assistant.

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Sunday Sessions and the VW Dome at MoMA PS1 are made possible by a partnership with Volkswagen of America.

This performance is part of VW Sunday Sessions.