roygbiv&b documents her contribution to MoMA’s Instructions Lab exhibition
Marina Rosenfeld’s roygbiv&b has just been published by Run/Off Editions. Originally a performance piece, roygbiv&b was Rosenfeld's contribution to Instructions Lab, a 2011 exhibition at New York City’s Museum of Modern Art. The book chronicles the performance with an essay by musicologist Benjamin Piekut, gatefold renderings of the score pages and various exhibition photos.
Describing Rosenfeld’s performance, Run/Off writes: “A punning translation on spectral composition, the performance roygbiv&b uses the figure of the rainbow to project sound vertically in an architecture; it requires a custom loudspeaker installation and group of live performers, which have included teenagers, amateur choirs, double basses and brass.”
Following its run at MoMA, roygbiv&b went to the South London Gallery in 2014, and a version called Rainbow Gathering was shown at Serralves Museum & Foundation in Porto, Portugal.