May 14- June 5, 2011
The Front, New Orleans
Opening Reception/SATURDAY, May 14, 6-10 pm
Rooms 3 & 4: Leah Bailis & Andrew Suggs
At night I wake up with the sheets soaking wet.
Fire is a new collaborative effort featuring sculpture and a video installation. The work takes as a starting point two pop songs: Bruce Springsteen's “I'm On Fire” and The Pointer Sisters' “Fire.” Bailis and Suggs have cast themselves as karoke singers who reframe these gendered ballads in a four-channel video installation that layers their performances into a cacophonous sound/image piece.