Silver the Void

A woman in a red pointy hat, face mask, and black outfit stands behind a sculpture comprised of a welded metal base with colorful string wrapped around it, a pink and orange drum attached to its top, and four wires which criss-cross from end to end, creating a tent-like structure, from the top of which hangs a crystal. Behind the woman are a harp player and two other people performing on similar percussive sculptures.
Susan Jennings, Alexander Ross, Faye Ross, and Malachi Cherubini Purcell perform in Nicole Cherubini: Shaking the Trees.

Beginning January 26, we invite you to watch a special recording of a commissioned performance (2021, 30 min.) by Silver the Void in the installation Nicole Cherubini: Shaking the Trees. Silver the Void is an improvisational music/art project of artist Susan Jennings, who makes sculptures and plays those sculptures with her husband, Alexander Ross, and daughter, Faye Ross. Jennings installed new sculptures for the latest iteration of Nicole Cherubini’s exhibition, Shaking the Trees. For the performance, Jennings added Nicole’s son, Malachi Cherubini Purcell, on harp.

The performance was recorded in Nicole Cherubini: Shaking the Trees on January 7, 2021 at the Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College. Video by Chromoscope Pictures. Sound by Frank Moscowitz.

About Susan Jennings

Susan Jennings is an artist who works across several media including painting, sculpture, video, sound, and music. Her sound sculptures and paintings are at the intersection of art and sound/music and can be played as instruments. She has had exhibitions nationally and internationally both as an individual artist and with a collaborative multimedia duo (with Slink Moss) called Black Lake, to which she dedicated herself to from 2009-2019. She is the recipient of The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation and Giverny Foundation Fellowship and Residency at the Musée Claude Monet in Giverny, France; a fellowship at the MacDowell Art Colony; and a studio residency at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts from 2004-2012. Jennings’ solo exhibition Where is My Mind: Sound Sculptures and Paintings by Susan Jennings, curated by Michele Thursz, opened at HiLo Art in Catskill, New York, on January 22, 2021, and will close March 14.

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Silver the Void performs in Nicole Cherubini: Shaking the Trees
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