DATE: “Friday, October 4, 2013 :: 5-7PM”
LOCATION: “Damen L Station”
PERFORMANCE: “Tracks & Trails – Featuring Music from ‘A Concert for Plants’ by Lindsey French”

Meghan Moe Beitiks

  • Beitiks, in an army-green jumpsuit and kerchief, leads a journey underneath the El. Stopping at various plants, Beitiks uses a megaphone connected to an iPod to have a pre-recorded voice shout observations about the plant. Beitiks then provides a personal narrative or observation, reading directly from her notebook to the plant. Occasionally Beitiks pauses to write on the alley walls post reflection.

Meghan Moe Beitiks works with associations and dissociations of culture/nature/structure. Her performance work has her assisting plant-artists, flinging mushroom spores over fences and breathing rhythms into air. She is always looking at her own inner ‘nature’ and searching for ways that its connection to the environment might be maintained, improved, remedied, or simply made more visible. She has presented work in California, Chicago, Brooklyn, Latvia and Russia, and has presented research papers and lectures nationally and internationally. She was a Fulbright Student Fellow in Theater to Latvia in 2001/02, received an EcoDrama Think Tank Fellowship in 2009, is an Ox-Bow Residency fellow, and was recently named SAIC’s 2013 recipient of the Edes Foundation Prize for Emerging Artists. She recently received an MFA in Performance Art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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