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Free Air

Free Air

Free Air, is a collaboration between Regin Igloria and Amy Sinclair who first performed for Out of Site in 2014. In this performance entitled Every Something Becoming Nothing we will exhale our breaths consistently into plastic tubing that feeds into a glass jar of ink and soap, creating a fountain of bubbles growing, escalating, and dissipating in an...
Wannapa P-Eubanks

Wannapa P-Eubanks

Wannapa P-Eubanks is as a butoh inspired dance performer who creates movement inspired by personal memories. She adapts the scores to devise interactive performances and solo dance works. Her performances often stems from a personal experience or a specific memory that grows into a poetic image that she imbues with the memory in the moment...
Jeremy Pauly

Jeremy Pauly

If we look at psychology as a science, of reading what the physical world does to the psychical, then we can recognize politics as the collateral damage of this relationship. An essay to make it work, whatever it takes, is on which i concentrate my works, the beauty, the disaster, of the walk of a...
Allen Conkle

Allen Conkle

Allen received a BA in theatre and visual performance from Columbia College in 2000 and later earned an MA in performance studies from San Francisco State University where he currently teaches Performance art, Performance research and Masculinity and Communication. He worked with the critically acclaimed Nomenil Collective in Chicago writing and directing twelve original performance...
Michal Samama

Michal Samama

Michal Samama creates works at the intersection of dance, performance, theater and the visual arts, addressing the fundamental condition of performance – situating a body in the public realm.  Rooted in body and movement, her work moves between the gallery, the theater, and the public space, exploring the different dynamics by which these spaces are...
Martine Viale

Martine Viale

Born in Montreal, Quebec, Martine Viale lives and works in Perpignan, France. Based in action art, her work is contextual and Site-specific. Working in the public space and unusual places that can facilitate unpredictable encounters with passersby, she is interested in the momentary loss of bearings and the use of actions as a tool for...
CV Peterson

CV Peterson

CV Peterson (Eau Claire/Chicago) is a mad scientist storyteller. They combine scientific exploration and art to examine human-caused environmental devastation. Spinning a whimsical supposition of the planet after Humanity is extinct. In this theorized future plastic is Humanity’s legacy and fungus is the next sentient being to roam the earth. A playful nod to the...
Va-Bene Elikem Fiatsi (CrazinisT artisT)

Va-Bene Elikem Fiatsi (CrazinisT artisT)

Va-Bene Elikem Fiatsi (CrazinisT artisT) “sHit if not she” Note: [sHe/it…] is Va-Bene Elikem Fiatsi’s [crazinisT artisT] bio-political pronoun. Anyone or any institution can ‘responsibly’ use any pronoun of their preference for crazinisT artisT, otherwise just use “sHit” and “sHits” Born 1981 in Ho, Ghana, Va-Bene Elikem Fiatsi [crazinisT artisT] works internationally but lives in Kumasi,...
Sara Zalek

Sara Zalek

Sara Zalek is a performing artist and facilitator. Rooted in physical investigations of trauma, resilience, and hybrids, their work challenges the capitalist quest for the eternal elixir, and asserts that disruption has the ability to create social and ecological change. Through Butoh Curious and Butoh Chicago, Zalek connects national and international teaching artists with Chicago...
Vanessa Dion Fletcher

Vanessa Dion Fletcher

Vanessa Dion Fletcher is a Lenape and Potawatomi neurodiverse artist. She graduated from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2016 with an MFA in performance and York University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. She has exhibited across Canada and the US, at Art Mur Montreal, Eastern Edge Gallery Newfoundland,...