Jerome AB

 

Jerome AB

Jerome AB is a Kenyan-born architectural designer, movement artist and choreographer living and working between Brooklyn and Los Angeles. He has performed for and alongside Blood Orange, Casey Spooner, Caroline Polachek, Jimmy Valery Robert, Ryan McNamara, choreographer Julia Crockett and dance duo FlucT at spaces in New York City such as National Sawdust, MoMA PS1, Knockdown Center, Signal Gallery, Maw Gallery, Wild Space and Lever House as commissioned by Performa during Frieze. 

He most recently completed a month-long intensive residency through Otion Front Studio in Brooklyn, culminating in an evening-length performance, featuring movement, poetry and live score by drummer Greg Fox.

His current body of work is focused on an ongoing performative video series featuring an expressionless humanoid character of unintelligible African origins, portrayed by Jerome and extensions thereof, dubbed Masculine Ken. In these pieces, Masculine Ken observes and confronts various psychological defense mechanisms and breaks down falsified intrapersonal realities that can occur as a result of internalized human exchange through movement and visual audio manipulation. 

Website: jeromeab.com
Instagram: jerome__ab