Mary Ellen Strom and Ann Carlson
4 min and 30 sec. cycle

The video SLOSS, KERR, ROSENBERG & MOORE is based on a live performance work choreographed by Ann Carlson in 1986.  The original choreographic work and the video was made with  four practicing New York City attorneys John Sloss, Chet Kerr, Scott Rosenberg and Thomas Moore. The work features the four lawyers performing a movement and vocal score that references their work and lives.  The rhythmic sequences illustrate the performative aspects of litigating, the pressures experienced while working inside the juridical system, the contest, the service and ultimately the lawyers individual humanity. This work reflects on subjectivity and the inscription of labor on the human body.  Highly formal in its spatial design and patterning, SLOSS, KERR, ROSENBERG & MOORE becomes a kind of twenty-first century folk dance. 

Exhibited at:

2017 Dominant Form, Newspace Center for Photography, Portland, OR, curator Yaelle S. Amir
2015 ILLUMINUS Festival, Boston, MA, curator Camilo Alverez
2014 Human Images, Nagoya Museum of Fine Arts, Nagoya, Japan, curator Natsuko Hido
2014 Framed Movements, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, Australia
                  curator Hannah Matthews
2012 Boys or girls? Who cares?, Context Gallery, Miami, FL
                 Curators, Julia Draganović and Claudia Löffelholz , LaRete Art Projects
2012 Body and Screen, The Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN
                Curator Nandini Makrandi
2011 The Permanent Collection Exhibition, The Linde Family Wing, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
                Curator, Jen Mergel
2011 Dance With Camera, curator, Jenelle Porter
        Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia
        Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ
        Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston
2009 Mary Ellen Strom and Ann Carlson, DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA
2009 Back and Forth and All Over Again, James Taylor Gallery, London, Great Britain
          Curator Marialaura Ghidini
2008 Work/Place, Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College, Chicago, IL
          Curator,  Natasha Egan
2008 Sameness, Difference, Desire, video show, Pulse, NY, curator,  Bill Arning
2008 Working Title, Momenta Art, Williamsburg, NY, curator,  Eric Heist
2008 Artadia Awards Boston Exhibition, Mills Gallery, Boston, MA, curator,  Laura Donaldson
2007 Work, Ann Carlson and Mary Ellen Strom, Alexander Gray Associates, NYC
2007 Work, St. Gauden’s Fellowship Prize Exhibition, Cornish, New Hampshire
2007 At Work, Judi Rotenberg Gallery, Boston, MA, curated by Kristen Dodge

Permanent Collection: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston