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Oprah.com: Blondie’s Debbie Harry Reveals The Cover of Her Memoir ‘Face It’
Rob Roth | 14, October

The legendary singer gave OprahMag.com a first glimpse at her new book’s cover. LINK TO ARTICLE

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DAZEDDIGITAL.COM
Rob Roth | 01, November
Fearless punk icon Debbie Harry’s life has been anything but dull By Emma Elizabeth Davidson-  OCT 2019 Original article
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Bay Area Reporter
Rob Roth | 01, November
Debbie Harry Faces It: Blondie singer's memoir and fan art By Jim Provenzano  OCT 2019 Original article
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INTOMORE.COM
Rob Roth | 29, September
Rob Roth Enlists Rebecca Hall for ‘Soundstage’ By Karl Saint Lucy - 29 SEP 2018 Award-winning Rebecca Hall is Rob Roth‘s co-star in Soundstage, but she only appears on screen. The show, currently running at HERE Arts Center in New York, is a striking visual catalogue of beautiful classic film and mixed-media live
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OBSERVER
Rob Roth | 17, September
Rebecca Hall Haunts Her No. 1 Queer Fan in ‘Soundstage’ By David Cote • 09/17/18 Rob Roth with projections of Rebecca Hall in Soundstage. Paula Court The etymological root of nostalgia—the keynote of Rob Roth’s multimedia installation Soundstage—is drawn from the Greek words for “homecoming” and “sickness.” It’s the pain
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THE THEATER TIMES
Rob Roth | 22, September
ROB ROTH’S “SOUNDSTAGE” FIRES UP ACOUSTIC IMAGINARIES - by KaiChieh Tu | 22nd Sep 2018Soundstage, conceived by residency artist Rob Roth at HERE, is a compelling stream of consciousness that flows along with the sound waves and vintage film footage. With stunning technicality and poetic sensitivity, the show paints and
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New York Times
Rob Roth | 30, March
Rob Roth Previews the Black Party, a ‘Night to Let Go of Your Inhibitions’ By Brian Sloanmarch | March 29, 2017This Saturday night, thousands of gay men will don leather outfits or the skimpiest of black accessories to dance at a club on the Far West Side of Manhattan for
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Artforum
Rob Roth | 09, June
Jackie 60 was a laboratory for performance work that didn't belong in a theater but wasn't traditional nightclub fare either. By Johanna Fateman | A musician, writer, and an owner of Seagull Salon in New York. She is working on a book about Andrea Dworkin.ON JUNE 28,2015—that hot Friday when
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Friends of the Highline
Rob Roth | 30, March
Up Late: A Conversation with Rob Roth BY VICTORIA TRIPSAS | JULY 8, 2016On July 21, as part of Friends of the High Line's first-ever Up Late event on the High Line, we're inviting visitors to roam the park after-hours and be transported as dancers, musicians, and visual artists illuminate
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iD – newsflash: debbie harry and joan jett narrate the impending apocalypse
Rob Roth | 13, January

When Blondie released their 11th album in May of this year, we saw the band call on very hot for 2k17 songwriters like Dev Hynes and Charli XCX to contribute, but fans were also treated to a more heritage gift in the form of Doom Or Destiny.

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Boingboing.net Doom or Destiny Review
Rob Roth | 12, January

Blondie’s new music video for its song “Doom or Destiny” is a great example. It features Debbie Harry and Joan Jett as cunt mug-carrying anchors for news of the “impending apocalypse”. Described by Debbie Harry as, “The most openly political video Blondie has ever done,”

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Yahoo Music – The best music videos of 2017
Rob Roth | 12, January

12. Blondie, “Doom or Destiny”

How fitting in a year of political unrest and #MeToo that Debbie Harry has joined forces with fellow female badass Joan Jett for this amusing but apocalyptic news broadcast.

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About

Rob Roth:

Rob Roth is a multidisciplinary artist and director based in New York City, and received his BFA from Pratt Institute. Roth has continually combined a variety of media in his distinctive works of art–using theater, film, audio, and performance–to create the richly textured work showcased at such venues as the New Museum for Contemporary Art, PS122, Abrons Art Center, Here Arts, Museum of Arts and Design, Deitch Projects, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, among others.

Roth’s poetic visual language springs from his initial training as a painter. As an artist and believer in theater as ritual, he creates lyrical and mysterious works within a deconstructed narrative. His explorations of cinematic language and form within live performance and installation, result in creations of haunting imagery influenced by renaissance painting, classic Hollywood films, and mystical chemistry, that combined, plumb the depths of eroticism, sexuality and death.

In 2018 Rob premiered the highly praised haunting theater piece, Soundstage, featuring actor Rebecca Hall which the New York Times described as “deftly evokes the fleeting transition from wakefulness to dreaming”. Roth also directed the music video “Doom or Destiny” by Blondie featuring Joan Jett which appeared on several “Best of 2017” lists as well as performing in Atlas Obscura’s site specific Into the Veil event at Green-Wood Cemetery. Additionally Roth also just finished creative direction for Debbie Harry’s long awaited memoir ‘Face It’ becoming an instant New York Times bestseller.

For more info visit Wikipedia / IMDB

Text by Romy Ashby

Photo by Paula Court

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