Moments and memories captured on tour by Malia James of Dum Dum Girls and Nick Zinner of Yeah Yeah Yeahs
January 11 – February 1, 2014
Malia James (Dum Dum Girls) and Nick Zinner (Yeah Yeah Yeahs) live double lives. As accomplished musicians, they travel the world, performing before thousands of people each year, and as photographers, they capture the solitude that exists offstage. The observed become the observers.
The whirlwind vortex of tour life, where time is an amorphous, mercurial bubble, leaves few hours in any one place, and little opportunity to establish a sense of solid ground. As image makers, these two artists seek to rekindle a feeling of normalcy by capturing the people and places that strike a chord of home.
Barraged with information, hellos, goodbyes, I love yous, and never agains – a parade of hotels, motels, gas stations and stages, underwear washed in truck stop sinks, and airport lounges transformed into sleep chambers – these photographs represent both the frenetic nature of life on the road and the quiet moments in between, rare moments in a tornado.
The work in this show is priced intentionally low to afford everyone the opportunity to partake in the other side of tour life, the side only the band sees.
– iO Tillett Wright, Artist, Activist, and Friend to the Artists
Exhibition curated by Jennilee Kinnunen Phillips.
Exhibition photographs by Jennilee Kinnunen Phillips.