OUT OF LINE: “CHEEKY LaSHAE: Karaoke Universal: Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 01011863,” by Kenya (Robinson)

Date & Time

Last event was Thursday, August 17, 2017

Location

On the High Line at 14th St.

Join us for a night of karaoke hosted by the glamorous and enigmatic CHEEKY LaSHAE. A fluid-identity avatar and performative structure designed by artist Kenya (Robinson), CHEEKY LaSHAE's Karaoke Universal blurs the boundary between audience and performer. For "Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 01011863," pop songs and politics combine in an investigation of freedom, offering us the opportunity to sing, reflect, and own the performer in us all.

Now in its second year, Out of Line presents a new set of arresting, intriguing, and playful performances by some of New York City's most exciting contemporary artists.

Join us early for a drink at Terroir's cash bar starting at 8:30 pm.

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ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Kenya (Robinson) is a community-taught artist, international Southerner, and mischief maker. She currently hosts #ST4NKLOV3, a livestream radio show produced by Clocktower Productions, and is an artist in residence at Pioneer Works. Her sculptural work has been exhibited widely and was acquired by the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture for its permanent collection in 2014. She has presented performance work at Sid Gold's Request Room; MoMA PS1; JACK; The Kitchen; Thomas Hunter Project Space; and The Museum of Modern Art.

CHEEKY would like to thank CHEEKY-NIC Kay, CHEEKY-Joseph Keckler, and CHEEKY-Boy Radio.

NIC Kay is from the Bronx. Currently occupying several liminal spaces. They are a person who makes performances and creates/organizes performative spaces. They are obsessed with the act and process of moving the change of place, production of space, position, and the clarity/meaning gleaned from shifting of perspective. NIC's current transdisciplinary projects explore movement as a place of reclamation of the body, history and spirituality.

Joseph Keckler is a singer and writer who often combines humor, autobiography and classical forms and themes. He has received awards from Creative Capital, NYFA and others and the New York Times recently declared him a "major vocal talent" who "shatters conventional boundaries." His first book, Dragon at the Edge of a Flat World will be published by Turtle Point Press in November.

More information on Boy Radio can be found at boyradio.net.

Special thanks to Holly Ajala, Karma Malhas, Zachary Nguyen, Haley Parsa, Xinan Ran, Malaika Temba, and the Textile Arts Center.



SUPPORT

Public programs on the High Line are supported, in part, with public funds from the New York City Council, under the leadership of Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito.