Extinct Entities: Jillian Soto, Joseph Hutto, Nic Kay & Edie Fake

Extinct Entities: Jillian Soto, Joseph Hutto, Nic Kay & Edie Fake

Fri, January 17, 2014

7:00 pm

Links Hall At Constellation

Chicago, IL

$5.00 - $8.00

Extinct Entities
Extinct Entities: Jillian Soto, Josheph Hutto, Nic Kay & Edie Fake
Extinct Entities: Jillian Soto, Josheph Hutto, Nic Kay & Edie Fake
Jillian Soto with Joseph Hutto

3X5 is a dance developed by Soto and Hutto based upon two performance scores each containing fifteen small studio portraits from the Chicago-based Kris Studios archive which was one of the earliest and most durable of the male physique houses founded in 1950 by Chuck Renslow. Approaching the source material with fondness and respect, Soto and Hutto re-interpret and translate the imagery onto their individually charged bodies.


Nic Kay: In - between (Solidarity & Silence)

The AIDS activist group, ACT UP, utilized the tactic of confrontational direct actions in protesting the governments and societies criminally apathetic and blatantly homophobic responses or lack of response to the AIDS crisis.

Through employing archival sound from ACTUP Chicago protests and using found text from the Women’s Caucus, I aim to create a performance based on the tactic of confrontational direct action to cut the silence around women’s roles in the aids activist movement and the sexism they endured in support of the movement.

Edie Fake: A new short stoner/experimental lecture on psychic/psychological buildings- the potential of creating psychic space that replicates physical space....something that tries to link ideas about memory palaces to the psychological function of a house's rooms in Jungian psychoanalysis to Jane Jacobs' ideas about mixed uses for urban planning and perhaps also to Hunnertwasser, Emma Kunz's artwork and underground fungus networks.


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About the Festival

Extinct Entities is a month long series of performances, lectures, and screenings that engage the various spirits of Chicago's artistic past. This festival attempts to address the difficulty of presenting the legacy of ephemeral practices. Artists were challenged to create new works that enact, re-enact, translate, interpret and excavate histories of extinct spaces and collectives. Extinct Entities is an inquiry into how history might be activated across time and space.

The Festival is curated by Links Hall Artistic Associates Anthony Stepter, Erin Nixon, & Anthony Romero and builds on research, conversation, and performances including the Extinct Entities Symposium sponsored by the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in April 2013 and the University of Chicago’s Gray Center for Arts & Inquiry exhibition Never the Same in October 2013. Recipient of the Propeller Fund grant, the curators of Extinct Entities will create two publications–one produced while developing the event and one produced following it–that will serve to exhibit the project’s inquiries, act as co-generated forms of documentation, and serve as a reflection on the process.
Venue Information:
Links Hall At Constellation
3111 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL, 60618
http://www.linkshall.org/