Artist Projects

Royal Osiris Karaoke Ensemble

Performing Arts, 2016



Royal Osiris Karaoke Ensemble

Royal Osiris Karaoke Ensemble (ROKE), the creative partnership of artists Tei Blow and Sean McElroy, is a musical priesthood that explores the metaphysics and mythologies of love, desire and courtship at the end of the 20th century. ROKE’s current project The Art of Luv has been shown in-progress at Under the Radar Festival’s Incoming!, Gibney Dance Center, and through a PS122 RAMP Residency. In May 2015, ROKE opened The Luv Pavilion, a non-denominational polytechnical spiritual exploration hub, pop-up event center, and studio, which was open to the public and operated in an unoccupied storefront in Ridgewood, Queens. The Art of Luv (Part 1): Elliot will premiere in January 2016 at Under the Radar Festival. Their work has also been presented at JACK, Participant, Inc. as part of Special Effects Festival, Kate Werble Gallery, Immediate Medium’s The Future at the End of the World at the James Farley Post Office, AUNTS and FringeArts Philadelphia. ROKE has been awarded a Franklin Furnace Fund grant (2013) and a BAX Space Grant (2014), and are part of The Public Theater’s Devised Theater Working Group and PS122’s RAMP Residency program. In summer 2014, they were residents at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine.


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INDIVIDUAL COLLABORATOR BIOGRAPHIES

Tei Blow

Tei Blow is a performer and media designer based in Brooklyn, NY. Born in Japan and raised in the United States, Blow’s work incorporates photography, video and sound design with a focus on technological ...
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Sean McElroy

Sean McElroy holds a degree in Classics from Brown University and a degree in Painting from the University of Washington. He uses sculpture, installation and performance to explore mythologies of love, ...
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