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New Blood Festival Discourse Event


Still Imaginary Homelands, 2010, Kirsten Leenaars

Friday, November 22 and Saturday, November 23
Links Hall, 3111 N. Western Ave.

New Blood is the annual festival of student performance, live art, and time-based work at SAIC.

In its seventh year, SAIC graduate and undergraduate students host a festival of recent works that engage hybrid dialogues of theater, movement, and the visual arts, and collectively present a vision of the next wave of performance art. Coordinated by SAIC students Amelia Charter (MFA 2014), Kevin Sparrow (MFAW 2014), and alumna Sabri Reed (MFA 2013). Reservations to attend New Blood VII are strongly encouraged. For more information, visit

Discourse Event on Material and Time

Friday, November 22, 5:30–7:30 p.m.
Links Hall, 3111 N. Western Ave.

Performance Lectures and Reception featuring Kirsten Leenaars, WEI Hsinyen, Odunlami Abbéy, and Jessica Anne & Brenda Arellano & Kurt Chiang & Lily Mooney of the Neo-Futurists.

Performance Festival

Saturday, November 23, 11:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m
Links Hall, 3111 N. Western Ave.

All-day Performances and Installations by:
Lindsey Barlag-Thornton and Bow-Ty

Part 1: TASTE—11:30 a.m.
featuring works by Jake Vogds, Keijaun R. Thomas and McKenzie Thompson & Jason Guo

Part 2: HEAR—12:30 p.m.
featuring works by Natalia Nicholson, Murat Adash, Keven Kalay & Troy Schafer, Devin DiSanto and Stephen Kwok

Part 3: SEE—2:30 p.m.
featuring works by Olive Stefanski, Guy Eytan, Caleb Yono & Lindsay Denniberg and Kevinique Montgomery

Part 4: BE—3:45 p.m.
featuring works by Michal Samama, Joshua Hoglund and Fabienne Zuijdwijk

New Blood VII is presented by the SAIC Department of Exhibitions and Exhibition Studies in collaboration with the SAIC Department of Performance and Links Hall.

For questions, please contact New Blood Graduate Coordinators Amelia Charter,, or Kevin Sparrow,

All events are hosted at Links Hall
3111 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618
Phone: 773.281.0824