Ruby Pester and Nadia Rossi
Cheek 2 Cheek Soft Play
Opening Reception: Thursday June 16, 7-9 PM
Bannerette is pleased to present Cheek 2 Cheek Soft Play, a site-specific and one-night-only event featuring the collaborative, Glasgow-based duo Ruby Pester and Nadia Rossi. Grounded in sculptural performance, Pester and Rossi create live works that challenge conventional perceptions of the everyday, often incorporating outlandish DIY costumes and props and working with an anarchistic and feminist approach.
Pester and Rossi are interested in social behavior and interaction. They explore the duality between their bodies, as objects, and their relationships with/to a particular site, often building temporary structures and wearable sculpture, that they must negotiate within; setting themselves boundaries and limitations with regards to the body, sexuality, social norms and rituals. They use visual puns, irony, bawdiness and satire as devices to interpret, engage and subvert the quotidian.
Pester and Rossi have been working together since graduating from Fine Art and Time Based Art in 2008 from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, in Dundee, Scotland. Pester and Rossi currently live and work in Glasgow and are part of the artist groups NOW NOW and Fallopé & the Tubes. They recently performed at the Glasgow International, the Stockholm Fringe Festival, Retramp Gallery in Berlin and the Experimentica Festival in Cardiff, Wales. Cheek 2 Cheek Soft Play is one event on their summer US tour.