Lydia Grey and Jim Jeffers welcome audience involvement in their first joint work Remotely Functional. This live piece will be performed and re-performed throughout the evening, with Grey at Vox Populi and Jeffers 356 miles away, along the top of Nantucket Sound on Cape Cod.
Boston-based conceptual artist Jessica Gath will present [W]Rapper, in which she accepts, wraps and returns objects to partygoers, accompanied by pulsing rap music. According to Philadelphia Weekly, Gath’s work “represents a kinder, gentler side of performance art that focuses on serving the public.” Vox Populi member Micah Danges and friend Marc Zajack also offer a service of sorts, transforming one of the gallery’s spaces into a slacker’s paradise, complete with pitch-perfect decor; vintage surf and skate video projections; Grateful Dead and boogie on the sound system; and a delicious summer drink mixed by the artists.
Finally, the Summer Open Video Jam is an opportunity – open to all – for emerging video artists and filmmakers to share their work in a renowned venue. Organizer Christopher P. McManus extends an invitation to this open mike night for moving image: “Bring your videos to Vox Populi Gallery’s August First Friday event and we will play them!”