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Erin Peisert

Erin Peisert

Erin Peisert’s performative practice examines social behavior as it relates to nationality, power, and cultural conventions. She aims to provoke states of heightened sensory awareness and to elicit a sense of collective biography by publicly engaging elements of chance in her site-responsive and often interactive approach.
Meghan Moe Beitiks & Ray Oppenheimer

Meghan Moe Beitiks & Ray Oppenheimer

Meghan Moe Beitiks works with associations and disassociations of culture/nature/structure.  She analyzes perceptions of ecology through the lenses of site, history, emotions, and her own body in order to produce work that analyzes relationships with the non-human. The work emerges as video, performance, installation, writing or photography depending on what arises from her process of...
Sheila Toledo

Sheila Toledo

Sheila Toledo Ribes is a conceptual, glass and performer artist born in Irún (Spain) in 1986 but she lives in Switzerland since 2019. She is PhD student at the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain; it is dedicated to the multidisciplinary research between art, science and their possible unity. Previously, she completed her Master of Arts...
Rachel Bunting

Rachel Bunting

Rachel Bunting formed “The Humans,” a dance/performance group, in 2002,as an outlet for her passion in combining images and motion. Her work uses object, mask, video and word to create highly visual worlds where dance becomes ritual and fantastical happenings. “The Humans” has been seen in Chicago at the Museum of Contemporary Art, The Dance Center...
Sara Zalek

Sara Zalek

Sara Zalek is an interdisciplinary artist and organizer of action based performance, rooted in physical investigations of trauma, resilience, and transformation. Their work is intimate and raw, poetic and participatory in nature. They promote the intentional act of disruption to create social and ecological change. Through Butoh Curious / Butoh Chicago, Zalek connects national and...
Duff Norris

Duff Norris

Duff Norris is a performance artist and writer working with notions of audienceship and interstitial spaces of engagement. His guiding question remains, what happens when we specifically are in the room together? He finds his material from the specificity of these answers and moves outward from there. In his resent piece, he looks to Marshall McLuhan’s phrase,...

Open Call: Live Stream Performance

OPEN CALL 2021: Live Streaming Performance Call Type: Festivals, Symposia, Performance Opportunities Deadline: March 7, 2021, midnight CST Eligibility: Local, National & International Who are we: Out of Site is an organization dedicated to supporting public performance in Chicago since 2011. OoS prioritizes work that is interactive and engages the diverse publics in a meaningful...

Artist Focus

Artist Focus Fall Session will start on Saturday September 11 @11:15am CT on Twitch, Facebook, Youtube. To watch the Spring Session of Artist Focus where Carron Little is in conversation with Out of Site artists about their public performance practice please see the links below: Mar Seringya-Gou Vanessa Dion Fletcher Meghan Moe Beitiks Adriana Disman...

Open Call: Public Performance Symposium

Out of Site Public Performance Symposium April 22 – May 9, 2021 The OoS Collective is organizing a Public Performance Symposium entitled ‘body in site’. We are inviting local, national and international performance artists and dancers to submit proposals for Workshops and Lectures on public performance. Workshop sessions will last for three sessions at 90mins...

Open Call: Public Performance

Out of Site Chicago – PUBLIC PERFORMANCE IN CHICAGO in August 2021/ CIVIC ENGAGEMENT PROJECT from June to October, 2021. (For Local Illinois Artists only) Out of Site (OoS) is inviting applications from local Illinois artists to create unexpected encounters of public performance in urban space and civic engagment projects. OoS prioritizes work that is...