Monday May 9, 7:30pm
Peter Clough: “In My Room”
New York Premiere
artist in person!
discussion follows w/ the artist, Lynn Maliszewski and Vanessa Albury

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Still from “In My Room” (Peter Clough, 2015) – Image courtesy of the artist

Microscope is pleased to present the New York premiere of Peter Clough’s “In My Room” (2015), his latest 68-minute feature video.

With fifteen cameras mounted throughout a self-built environment suggestive of a jungle gym or a DIY BDSM construction, Clough filmed a series of improvisational performances in the wood structure, meditating on the silence and intimacy of this personal space. For “In My Room”, the artist fragments the recorded performances, inter-cutting between various camera perspectives and wide-angle views.

“I return often to Judith Halberstam’s discussion of collage in her book The Queer Art of Failure in which she frames ‘the act of cutting as a masochistic will to eradicate the body’… I’d like to discuss cutting, fragmenting and reconfiguring my own body in relation to humor, loneliness, silence, incoherence, masochism and desire.” – Peter Clough

$7 general admission
$5 students with ID

Peter Clough was born in Boston in 1984 and received a BA from Grinnell College (2006) and an MFA from NYU Steinhardt (2009). Clough has presented work in New York at MoMA PS1, Microscope Gallery, Southfirst Gallery, Leroy Nieman Gallery, SPRING/BREAK Art Fair, the Center for Performance Research, and Dixon Place Theater, in L.A. at Human Resources, in Nashville at Open Lot, in Berlin at Peres Projects and Space/Time at FLUTGRABEN e.V., in Seoul at Konkuk University and The House of Collections, in Antwerp at the Monty, in Ghent at Off/off Cinema and in Oslo at Kunstnernes Hus and Fotogalleriet. Clough’s work has been featured in the New York Times and Time Out magazine. Clough lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

Microscope Gallery Events Series 2016 is sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC).

With the underwriting support of the Robert D. Bielecki Foundation.

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