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The second in our “Temporary Arrangements” series, “Dad Band” is organized by Sacha Yanow. In “Dad Band,” Yanow covers and lip-synchs to some of her father’s favorite music from the 1950s and ’60s (including the Everly Brothers, Roy Orbison, and the Beatles), seeking to better know her actual dad, her internalized “dad,” and her relationship to larger social structures such as patriarchy and white supremacy. The performance will also involve detectives, police officers, and racehorses.
“Temporary Arrangements” is a unique concert series that invites artists to form one-night-only bands and stage their premiere—and, by definition, also final—performances at the New Museum. Curated by Wynne Greenwood, the series emerges out of the DIY ethos of Greenwood’s legendary feminist band Tracy + the Plastics, an all-girl group that toured the country from 1999 to 2006, in which she played all three parts—frontwoman, drummer, and keyboardist. “Temporary Arrangements” proposes a collaborative model that is makeshift and provisional from the outset, asking what can happen when a group is formed without future expectations in mind.
Yanow’s performance work has been presented in New York at the Bowery Poetry Club, the Kitchen, and Movement Research, and at the Brooklyn Arts Exchange. She has participated in residencies at Dixon Place and the Field in New York, Yaddo in Saratoga Springs, NY, and SOMA in Mexico City.