LIVING ROOM LIGHT EXCHANGE NEW YORK
Hawa Arsala, Amanda Turner Pohan, and Soda__Jerk
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5TH, 7PM
Hawa Arsala co-founded an award-winning new media agency Browntourage, which explores cultural feedback loops, digital diaspora, and the aesthetics of trends and social movements, while producing original content/experiences with artists internationally. She is currently a freelance creative director and content strategist working primarily in fashion, media, tech, and the arts. Outside of client work, she writes for outlets like Rookie and Fader, and is currently working on installation design projects.
Amanda Turner Pohan’s immersive sculptural environments of scent, sound, text, video and performance have been shown in California, Canada, Mexico City, and New York. Her most recent solo show at SOHO20 gallery in Brooklyn addresses the threshold of digital and physical embodiment through a Second Life avatar named Linqox Criss, asking the question: what does an avatar smell like? Pohan is a co-founder of Temporary Agency, an artist-run nomadic platform for exhibitions and publications, and founder of TWOFORTY, a loft apartment project space in South Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Soda__Jerk is a 2-person art collective that approaches sampling as an alternate form of history-making. Working at the intersection of documentary and speculative fiction, their archival practice has taken the form of video installations, cut-up texts, screensavers and lecture performances.
The Living Room Light Exchange NY #lrlxny is organized by Sarah Burke, Nicholas O'Brien and Jason Huff.
Support for the Living Room Light Exchange is generously provided by Southern Exposure's Alternative Exposure Grant Program. The Exchange is also fiscally sponsored by the Gray Area Foundation for the Arts.