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Meredith Kooi: Pitchtree, Peachtree, and Nickel Bottom, too

July 9 to August 6

Closing reception: Saturday, August 6

Pitchtree, Peachtree, Nickel Bottom, too is a site-specific project that responds to the natural, social, cultural, and political histories of the area surrounding {Poem 88} - the Zonolite district along the South Fork of Peachtree Creek in Atlanta. The evolution of Peachtree Creek has been significant to Atlanta’s development, and this project seeks to dig into these histories through research, performance, audio explorations, and radio broadcast experimentations to illuminate the various communities and infrastructures that have inhabited the area.

Pitchtree, Peachtree, Nickel Bottom, too is going to be structured as an experimental process-based research residency wherein Kooi will use {Poem 88} as a studio, gallery, and event space. There will be performances, workshops, lectures, drinks, cute people, smart ones too, and Meredith making things in the gallery, open to the public!


Sponsors include The Stuart A Rose Manuscript, Archive and Rare Book Library, Emory University, Zonolite Road Properties.

about Meredith Kooi:

Meredith Kooi uses process-based research to produce radio broadcast, installation, performance, and site-specific projects that mine the layers that make up a place or space: electromagnetic, cultural, social, political, natural. She was a recipient of the Office of Cultural Affairs Emerging Artist Award (2014-15), is a 2015-2017 resident with The Creatives Project, and has had artist residencies at Hambidge Center (Rabun Gap, GA; 2014), Elsewhere (Greensboro, NC; 2015), and Wave Farm (Acra, NY; 2016, forthcoming). She received her MA in Visual and Critical Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is currently a PhD candidate at in the Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts at Emory University where she teaches courses in visual culture, feminist theory, and performance studiues.


If you would like to support Meredith's project, please visit her Indiegogo page here.

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