NYC artist and OutThere contributor Rob Roth’s sound-work – “Night Paving: The Aural History of Jackie 60 & Mother” was first showcased as a site specific piece on NYC’s High Line back in the summer of 2016.
Step back in time in New York’s queer history with this sound installation in the form of a silent disco is a journey of storytelling and music. It features the producers, performers, and infamous attendees of the legendary Tuesday club-night Jackie 60 and the nightclub MOTHER (that was birthed only a block away in the infamous Meatpacking District on the corner of 14th and Washington St. From 1990 – 2000 ). The ‘little, dark and different’ space housed a wide range of performers from Kembra Pfahler to Mikhail Baryshnikov.
Stories are shared from Mother’s creators Chi Chi Valenti and Johnny Dynell as well as performers, patrons and collaborators Kitty Boots, Marc Jacobs, Debbie Harry, Anohni, Paul Alexander, Alba Clemente, Amanda Lepore, Flawless Sabrina, Joey Arias, Genesis P-Orridge, Penny Arcade and many other “Jackie Legends” all to a soundtrack by DJ Johnny Dynell that evokes “That Jackie Feeling”.
Photography by Matthew Placek, courtesy of Rob Roth