Take Me Out (to play)
Seattle Art Museum, Remix
The Think Tank (SAM main level)
Take Me Out is a 7' chorus, the soundtrack forSAM Remix live performance and third floor gallery exhibition, Our National Game.
Take Me Out (to play)
I saw a doctor in his yard
tying off his goat
Firing his shotgun at the moon
and a bat in the sheets
hanging on the clothesline
Shag flies and ground balls
just outta reach
Bound to be the goats play toy
And I thought, this is not baseball
Take Me Out to the Ball game
Take Me Out with the Crowd
Be part of the team or a jeering fan! Join my garage glam baseball girls in a photo shoot. Inspired by the Seattle Art Museum Exhibition,Our National Game, SAM third floor galleries, guests participate in an interactive performance stepping into a photographic recreation of Norman Rockwell's painting, The Dugout, to get their picture taken. Participants choose to sit inside the dugout with my personas, The Batter, The Catcher and The Umpire; or yell out from the bleachers in mimicry of Rockwell's painted baseball fans. Performing as The Pitcher, I also activate the camera.
JULY AT GALLERY4CULTURE
Keeara Rhoades: Undercover Holidays
July 7 – 29, 2011
(King County, WA) Keeara Rhoades’ solo installation for Gallery4Culture, Undercover Holidays, peers inside the dugout to present baseball via four all-American girls.
In a material conscious, multi-media extravaganza that incorporates video, altered photographs and sound, Rhoades, channels her family while playing each role herself. The artworks are fundamentally a study of Rhoades’ own persona and ask the question: what in is inherited and what is the product of environment?
The Players: Pitcher, catcher, batter and umpire—each position, costume, and movement reflects a unique temperament. Playing baseball is a physical manifestation of each separate persona. Undercover Holidays presents the idea that each position functions as part of a unit. It exposes the reliance that each member has on the others. Each player reveals discrete parts of an individual; as the parts come together, they make a whole. Keeara Rhoades' work conveys the idea that we are each our own team.