Site: Sorel  is a meditation on the real and imaginary spaces left behind by the dead. In this work, Ciarrocchi conjures an image of Barbara Sorel, an author and fixture of the 1990’s lesbian bar scene in New York City. Sorel, as she was called by her friends, sold drugs to support her writing and was tragically murdered in her East Village apartment in 1999. Some of her writing remains and an  obituary  appeared in the Village Voice following her murder. Apart from this and the memories of friends, she is largely forgotten by history. Combining these memories with Ciarrocchi's own, and by utilizing text from Sorel's self-published book  Sorel in Love , the exhibition merges language with image to reveal where the two women’s experiences intersect and collide.
       
     
Installation View Kinescope Gallery
       
     
Installation View Kinescope Gallery
       
     
Sorel Memory Model
       
     
Sorel Memory Model (detail)
       
     
Chapter One: Sorel in Love
       
     
Starfish Redacted
       
     
Starfish Redacted (Detail)
       
     
Memory Map #1
       
     
Memory Map #5
       
     
Memory Map #4
       
     
Memory Map #2
       
     
Site: Sorel Performance
       
     
Site: Sorel Performance
       
     
Site: Sorel Performance
       
     
  Site: Sorel  is a meditation on the real and imaginary spaces left behind by the dead. In this work, Ciarrocchi conjures an image of Barbara Sorel, an author and fixture of the 1990’s lesbian bar scene in New York City. Sorel, as she was called by her friends, sold drugs to support her writing and was tragically murdered in her East Village apartment in 1999. Some of her writing remains and an  obituary  appeared in the Village Voice following her murder. Apart from this and the memories of friends, she is largely forgotten by history. Combining these memories with Ciarrocchi's own, and by utilizing text from Sorel's self-published book  Sorel in Love , the exhibition merges language with image to reveal where the two women’s experiences intersect and collide.
       
     

Site: Sorel is a meditation on the real and imaginary spaces left behind by the dead. In this work, Ciarrocchi conjures an image of Barbara Sorel, an author and fixture of the 1990’s lesbian bar scene in New York City. Sorel, as she was called by her friends, sold drugs to support her writing and was tragically murdered in her East Village apartment in 1999. Some of her writing remains and an obituary appeared in the Village Voice following her murder. Apart from this and the memories of friends, she is largely forgotten by history. Combining these memories with Ciarrocchi's own, and by utilizing text from Sorel's self-published book Sorel in Love, the exhibition merges language with image to reveal where the two women’s experiences intersect and collide.

Installation View Kinescope Gallery
       
     
Installation View Kinescope Gallery

Solo Exhibition April 2018

Installation View Kinescope Gallery
       
     
Installation View Kinescope Gallery

Solo Exhibition April 2018

Sorel Memory Model
       
     
Sorel Memory Model

Acrylic, Miniature Ceramic Bathtub, Miniature Plastic Table, LED
8.5 x 22.5 x 22.5 inches

Limited Edition

Sorel Memory Model (detail)
       
     
Sorel Memory Model (detail)
Chapter One: Sorel in Love
       
     
Chapter One: Sorel in Love

2018
24 x 18 inches
Graphite on Paper
Hand drawn text from Sorel in Love

Starfish Redacted
       
     
Starfish Redacted

2018
24 x 18 inches
Graphite on Paper

Starfish Redacted (Detail)
       
     
Starfish Redacted (Detail)

2018
24 x 18 inches
Graphite on Paper

Memory Map #1
       
     
Memory Map #1

2018
Chromogenic print
13.5 x 24 inches

Memory Map #5
       
     
Memory Map #5

2018
Chromogenic print
14.5 x 24 inches

Memory Map #4
       
     
Memory Map #4

2018
Chromogenic print
13.5 x 24 inches


Memory Map #2
       
     
Memory Map #2

2018
Chromogenic print
13.5 x 24 inches

Site: Sorel Performance
       
     
Site: Sorel Performance

Reading and performance in conjunction with the exhibition Site: Sorel at Kinescope Gallery

May 11, 2018

Site: Sorel Performance
       
     
Site: Sorel Performance

Site: Sorel Performance
       
     
Site: Sorel Performance