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Tele-novela HIGHLIGHTS Watching Party

Join us for a Tele-novela HIGHLIGHTS Watching Party and see some of the great work featured in our current ACRE TV program Tele-novela. Tele-novela HIGHLIGHTS Watching Party October 25, 2-4 pm UIC Space at Mana Contemporary (5th floor) 2233 S Throop St Tele-novela is a genre of limited-run drama series popular on Latin American, Portuguese, and Spanish television networks. The term combines tele, short for televisión or televisão (Spanish and Portuguese words for television), and novela, a Spanish and Portuguese word for “novel”. Symbolic, social, or technological, Tele-novela mimics the serial and structural nature of the pop cultural programs, but moves from linear story to abstracted narrative, and experimental play by electronic means. Arranged in three-part acts and ranging in media–video, sound, animated GIFs–and durational formats, the sequential productions on ACRE TV present a departure from their operatic tradition in favor of abstracted realities and dispersed fictions that simultaneously explore and avoid the notion of formal narrative on screen. Tele-novela includes work by Laure Provoust, Marisa Olson, Sara Ludy, Michael Robinson,Alfredo Salazar-Caro, Brenna Murphy, Megan …

Press Release: GOLD * TERRAIN BIENNIAL 2015 * TERRAIN DK

Press Release: GOLD is the first and only exhibition scheduled at TERRAIN DK, to concur with the TERRAIN BIENNIAL 2015, as well as the golden wedding anniversary of Jubsi and Laust Baggesen, who will host the exhibition in the garden of their home at Lyngdalen 21 in Viborg. The exhibition will be open from August 23rd till September 30th, and will be visible from the street. Tours by appointment only, please contact Jubsi or Laust Baggesen: baggesen@mail.tele.dk GOLD will celebrate LOVE in its many-splendored variations and manifestations, from the domestic to the orgiastic, the co-dependent to the self-reliant, the fleeting to the durational. Participating artists: Iris Bernblum Yvette Brackman Jessica Caponigro Kirsten Leenaars Curated by: Lise Haller Baggesen WORKS IN THE EXHIBITION: Iris Bernblum’s contribution to the TERRAIN BIENNIAL DK will be strung gold text spanning the length of the roof in honor of the golden anniversary “TAKE ME WITH YOU.” Yvette Brackman’s red-hot CAMP (1999) is an invitation to inmate encounters between lovers and beautiful strangers, considering the seat as social positioning. The work …

Notes on Empty Chairs (part 3)

Video stills, Notes on Empty Chairs (part2), performed April 14, 2015, at the MCA, Chicago, camera: Paul Deuth – Tuesday May 19, from 6 – 7 pm. FREE event Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago 220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60611 www2.mcachicago.org Taking place over three Tuesday evenings, Notes on Empty Chairs is a series of three interactive performances by Chicago-based artist Kirsten Leenaars, with assistance of Lindsey Barlag, that explore themes of empathy, loss, and remembrance in response to the exhibition Doris Salcedo. The performances are cumulative and collaboratively developed with Chicago community members. This third performance, Notes on Empty Chairs (part 3), responds to Cathy Park Hong’s recent essay “Against Witness”. This essay about Salcedo’s work was commissioned on the occasion of the Doris Salcedo exhibition and published in the May 2015 issue of Poetry. Through a poetic performance involving spoken word, choreographed movement, and the use of digital technologies, Notes on Empty Chairs (part 3) explores the act of witnessing today in light of such recent events in America as the deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and Freddie Gray. The performers for Notes on …

Notes on Empty Chairs (part 2)

video stills, Notes on Empty Chairs (part1), performed March 24, 2015, at the MCA, Chicago, camera: Paul Deuth Tomorrow, April 14,  from 6 – 7 pm. FREE event Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago 220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60611 www2.mcachicago.org  – Taking place over three Tuesday evenings, Notes on Empty Chairs is a series of three interactive performances by Chicago-based artist Kirsten Leenaars, with assistance of Lindsey Barlag, that explore themes of empathy, loss, and remembrance in response to the exhibition Doris Salcedo. The performances are cumulative and collaboratively developed with Chicago community members.  – This second performance, Notes on Empty Chairs (part 2), responds to the terms absence and presence. Both describe fundamental states of being. Through a simple choreography in relationship to Salcedo’s installations the performers explore the notion that a body in totality is much more than a physical presence. Whether representing, presenting, or standing-in, the performers negotiate what it means to occupy or create a space, as subject or object. The human body is not a concept. It is irreplaceable.  – …