Jacolby Satterwhite featuring Trina
Perez Art Museum
April 30th 2015
Photos and review by Anais Perez
This past Friday the Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) debuted a new video by video/animation artist Jacolby Satterwhite featuring local Miami-based rapper Trina.
Jacolby Satterwhite is an interdisciplinary New York-based artist working in a variety of different media ranging from animation and fiber, to performance and drawing, all used to explore varying themes concerning personal exploration, and some of which touch upon consumerism, sexuality, and domesticity. His recent body of work yields a significant matrilineal influence where Satterwhite draws inspiration from thousands of drawings his mother had produced of original inventions and blueprints as well as musical recordings she had done in the past. Recently his work has garnered much recognition including collaborations with Jay Z and a feature at the 2014 Whitney Biennial.
Satterwhite’s film, commissioned in part by the PAMM, debuted alongside Trina as she performed singles such as “Long Heel Red Bottoms” and “Pull Over.” The 3D-rendered animations appeared dystopian and chaotic, and are best described as these post apocalyptic multichromatic other-realms.
The audiovisual collaboration was a really interesting and successful mix, especially for a show taking place outside of a museum. This performance really emphasized the ties between live performance and fine art; while usually performers don’t always credit the individuals whom mastermind the artistic direction of their show, this performance instead heavily asserted the involvements of both Satterwhite and Trina as two different creative entities.
The performance lasted around 45 minutes and was apart of PAMM’s WAVES series, a time based art initiative commissioned by the museum that brings together international artists and musicians to conceive original and multi sensory experiences. Similar to MOMA PS1’s Warm Up summer music series, WAVES guarantees to deliver a good time and expose you to an experience that while new and unfamiliar, is still something way cool.
Check out our clip of the show and photos below!