THE TABLE SET
ON VIEW: November 12 - 27, 2018
Nora Rodriguez’s hand-drawn animation technique plays on the physical comedy of early animation to explore routines and repetitive actions in daily life. The Table Set explores the diverse labor that takes place around the kitchen table, from homework to housework to arguments. A series of characters move in and out of the space, gradually building, arranging, deconstructing, and altering the contents of the table to produce an ever-evolving “still-life.” In the process of creating the animation, Rodriguez sourced information about table activities and etiquettes from residents across Brooklyn to produce a very localized snapshot of universal notions of “home.” Rodriguez sets the kitchen table as the axis point around which self, family, and community spin. The Table Set suggests creative potential in work that is so ingrained in our daily lives that we might never consider it “art,” yet Rodriguez stresses that these creative gestures are what give our lives meaning.
Nora Rodriguez is an artist and educator based in Brooklyn. She has curated shows at Blackburn 20ǀ20, NY, and Root Division, San Francisco, CA. Rodriguez has completed residencies at The Museum of the Moving Image, Queens; the Queens Museum; and Magic Box Productions, Pleasantville, NY. Rodriguez received her BA from Columbia University.
Nora Rodriguez is a 2017-18 recipient of the ArtFP, an open call for Brooklyn-based visual artists to exhibit at BRIC House.
The Stoop at BRIC House is a public cultural gathering space featuring free, drop-in programming, and offering a place to sit, observe, and participate in multi-disciplinary work.